S07E09: Maciej Kisilows­ki on the Pol­ish Elections 

This episode explores Poland’s recent elec­tion results and their sig­nif­i­cance as a turn­ing point in democ­ra­cy in Poland. Will this elec­tion mark the end of an illib­er­al peri­od in the coun­try? And might it be the start of a pro­gres­sive wave sweep­ing across Europe? Lis­ten to hear an analy­sis of the results and the polit­i­cal impli­ca­tions for both Poland and Europe.

Guest fea­tured in this episode:

Maciej Kisilows­ki works at the Cen­tral Euro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty where he estab­lished and direct­ed the exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram. He holds doc­tor­ates in law, both from Yale and from War­saw Uni­ver­si­ty, as well as degrees in eco­nom­ics and pub­lic pol­i­cy from Prince­ton and INSEAD.
His main research focus is on the appli­ca­tion of inno­va­tion strat­e­gy to non­mar­ket fields, includ­ing reg­u­la­tion and pub­lic law. Kisikows­ki has also been involved in projects at the inter­sec­tion of strat­e­gy and gov­er­nance, such as The Social Con­tract Incu­ba­tor in Poland, which he co- found­ed. He has been and still is reg­u­lar­ly con­sult­ed by gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions, pro­gres­sive polit­i­cal par­ties, busi­ness­es and advo­ca­cy groups.
Maciej is the author and edi­tor of sev­er­al books, of which let me men­tion only one, “Admin­is­trat­e­gy”[i] – a mix of admin­is­tra­tion and strat­e­gy – has been trans­lat­ed into five lan­guages. Fur­ther­more, he is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Project Syn­di­cate, Los Ange­les Times, The Wall Street Jour­nal, Politi­co, Haaretz and the Ger­man Verfassungsblog.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.