Sławomir Dębski – PhD (Hist.) is Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. From 2007 to 2010 he served as Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs. He has been a member of the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters since 2008. Dr. Dębski’s key areas of expertise include: Polish foreign policy, the EU’s external policy, Russian foreign policy, German-Russian relations, NATO and global security, and last but not least the history of diplomacy. He received his PhD in history from the Jagiellonian University in 2002. He holds two master’s degrees, from the Jagiellonian University (1995) and the Central European University (Budapest, 1993).