Jolanta Kurska has a doctorate in political sciences and communication and information sciences. She is the president of the Bronislaw Geremek Foundation in Warsaw. She is a lecturer at the University of Marie-Curie in Lublin (Poland), in the department of political sciences/journalism. She is the author of Mémoires croisées : Bernard Kouchner et Adam Michnik (Paris, Allary Editions, 2014), also published in Polish.
Since the crash of Polish President Lech Kaczyński’s plane in 2010, a period of renewed nationalism centred around Catholicism, conservatism, and an ‘us’ versus ‘them’ mentality has taken hold in Poland. This wave of populism has led to an increase in division and violence.Read more