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Konstanty Gebert

Associate Fellow

Languages: Polish, English
Areas of Expertise: Polish politics

Konstanty Gebert is an associate policy fellow at ECFR.

He is an international reporter and columnist for Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s biggest daily. He is the founder of the Polish Jewish intellectual monthly Midrasz. He is a board member for the Taube Centre for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland and for the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. He has taught in Poland, Israel, and the United States.

Konstanty was a democratic opposition activist in the 1970s, when he was also an organiser of the Jewish Flying University, an underground group that met in secret to study and discuss Judaism and Jewish culture. The university was disbanded after martial law was declared in 1981 and Konstanty spent the subsequent decade working as an underground journalist.

He has written more than ten books, on subjects such as the Polish democratic transformation, French policy toward Poland, the Yugoslav wars, the wars of Israel, Torah commentary, and post-war Polish Jewry.

His essays have appeared in two dozen collections both in Poland and abroad, and his articles have been published by newspapers around the world. 

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