Piotr Rudkouski

BISS Director. He received his MA from Jagiellonian University (Krakow) and PhD from Warsaw University, both in humanities. In 2007 - 2012 he lectured at European Humanities University (Vilnius) and in 2012 - 2016 at Lazarski University (Warsaw). Besides, he has been a guest lecturer at Jagiellonian University, Warsaw University, Wroclaw University, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Bialystok University, St. Thomas College in Kiev, and Belarusian College in Minsk.

In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at Southwestern College in Winfield, USA. He was twice a research fellow of the Institute of Civic Space and Public Policy (Warsaw), within which he headed the Belarusian Centre. Dr. Rudkouski is author of four books and around 70 articles, mainly focusing on Belarusian identity issues, the political potential of churches in Belarus, the Belarusian state ideology, and the methodology of social sciences. In April, 2013, he received the Polish Lew Sapieha Award, one of the most prestigious in the region, "for outstanding merits in shaping and developing civil society in Belarus and bringing Belarus closer to Europe".