Andrzej Nowak (b. 1960) – is a historian, a professor of humanities, researcher of 19th and 20th century Eastern Europe, and Full Professor at the Jagiellonian University and the Institute of Polish History of the Academy of Sciences. He published over 20 books on Polish and Russian history, among others: History and Geopolitics. A Contest for Eastern Europe (Warsaw, 2008); Imperiological Studies. A Polish Perspective (Cracow, 2011); Dzieje Polski [History of Poland, vol. 1-4 (Cracow, 2014-2017)]; Pierwsza zdrada Zachodu : 1920 – zapomniany appeasement [First betrayal of the West: 1920 – the forgotten appeasement (Cracow, 2015)]; Metamorfozy Imperium Rosyjskiego: 1721–1921 [Metamorphoses of the Russian Empire: 1721-1921, (Cracow, 2018). He lectured as a visiting professor at several universities in the United States (Columbia, Harvard, Rice), Great Britain (Cambridge, University College of London), Canada, Ireland, Japan, Czech Republic. He is currently the editor of „Kwartalnik Historyczny” (the oldest and most prestigious academic publication in Poland), the chairman of the Council of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, as well as a member of the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity Academic Council, and the Institute of National Remembrance Council. Between 1980 and 1988 Andrzej Nowak was involved in anti-Communist journalistic and educational activities, publishing many articles in so-called underground magazines, such as Arka, Miesięcznik Małopolski, Alternatywy, Tumult. He also participated in a system of alternative lectures of history for workers organized during the martial law in Poland in Krakow-Nowa Huta (Christian University for Workers) and in the so called Free Jagiellonian University. He has received many awards and honors, including the Order of the White Eagle, Poland’s highest and oldest order.