Board of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

The work of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission is supervised by a Board of Directors, which consists of 10 members: five Polish citizens and five U.S. citizens appointed by the honorary co-chairmen of the Board – Minister of Education and Science and the U.S. Ambassador to Poland.

The main responsibilities of the Board include supervision over the implementation of statutory objectives and the finances of the Commission. Council members also take part in the development of the Commission’s development strategy and approve the lists of students and scholars nominated for the Fulbright grants. The term of office of a Board member lasts three years.

Honorary Co-Chairmen

B. Bix Aliu
Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy
Dr hab. Przemysław Czarnek
Minister of Education and Science

Board Members

Prof. Arkadiusz Adamczyk
Prof. Arkadiusz Adamczyk
Ministry of Education and Science

Head of the Department of International Relations at the Institute of International Relations and Public Policies of the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.

Jeanne Briganti
U.S. Embassy

Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Career diplomat with 19-years experience in Foreign Service. Jeanne is serving in Poland for the third time and speaks Polish fluently.

Prof. Maciej Chmieliński
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Professor of Law, member of the Department of Political and Legal Thought and the director of Alexis de Tocqueville Center for Political and Legal Thought at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź.

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska
Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska
Hansberry Tomkiel

Competition law expert with significant litigation experience, co-founder of the Hansberry-Tomkiel competition law boutique.

prof. Leszek Kaczmarek Fulbright foto
Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Head of the Neurobiology Laboratory of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. Molecular biologist, professor of biological sciences, a real member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Alumnus of the Fulbright Program.

dr hab. inż. Monika Kaczmarek Fulbright
Prof. Monika Kaczmarek
Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research

Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Doctor of agricultural sciences, professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. Alumna of the Fulbright Program.

Angelo Presello Fulbright
Angelo Pressello

CEO and owner of Directpl, a global IT services company. Came to Poland in 1994 as a high school English teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps. MBA from the WEMBA program of the Warsaw School of Economics.

dr hab. Eliza Przeździecka
Dr hab. Eliza Przeździecka
Warsaw School of Economics

Doctor of economics, associate professor and director of the Institute of International Economics WSE. Her scientific interests focus on foreign investments, global value chains and business internationalization. Alumna of the Fulbright Program.

Peter Strupp Fulbright
Peter Strupp
Achieve Dynamics

Experienced business leader, management consultant, and facilitator for dozens of corporations in Europe with a concentration in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Strupp is the President of Achieve Dynamics and works with global, as well as high growth private companies.

James Wolfe photo Fulbright
James Wolfe
U.S. Embassy

Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to switching to Public Diplomacy, he was a State Department economic officer and trade negotiator.