Languages: English, French, Spanish and Polish
Areas of Expertise: Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU
Pawel Zerka is policy fellow and programme coordinator of the European Power programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Zerka is economist and political scientist, with expertise in EU affairs and Latin American politics and economy. He has joined ECFR's Paris office in August 2017, previously working as expert and head of programmes at two leading Polish think tanks, demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy (2009-2016) and WiseEuropa (2016-2017). His latest publications include ‘The 2019 European election: How anti-Europeans plan to wreck Europe and what can be done to stop it’ (with S. Dennison, ECFR Flash Scorecard, February 2019), and ‘Europe’s underestimated young voters’ (ECFR Commentary, May 2019).
Zerka holds a PhD in economics and MA in international relations from the Warsaw School of Economics, having also studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux and Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski promises the ‘Polish model of the welfare state’ and social protection like in the West - but if his party stays in power after the October 13 election, the country will drift further away from its hard-won freedoms and connections with Europe
by Susi Dennison, Mark Leonard, and Pawel Zerka
With Teresa Coratella, Josef Janning, Andrzej Mendel-Nykorowycz, and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 19th June, 2019
The results of the European election confront EU leaders with a considerable challenge: navigating a new, more fragmented, and polarised political environment
This week, Ulrike Franke is filling in for the regular host Mark Leonard to discuss the stories behind the media headlines in the aftermath of the EU elections. She is joined by Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, Susi Dennison, senior policy fellow and the director of ECFR's European Power programme and Pawel Zerka, policy fellow and programme coordinator of the European Power programme at ECFR. They speak about the crumbling political centre, the Green wave and what young voters have to do with it, and bet on who will become the next president of the European Commission.
The podcast was recorded on Monday, 3 June 2019.
Podcast de notre BCM du 28 mai « Ce que veulent les citoyens européens : un bilan des élections européennes » en présence de Susi Dennison, directrice du programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR, Pierre Vimont, ancien diplomate et chercheur associé à Carnegie Europe, Pawel Zerka, coordinateur du programme Europe Puissance de l’ECFR, et modéré par Laure Mandeville, écrivaine et reporter au Figaro.
Mark Leonard speaks with Susi Dennison, director of ECFR’s European Power programme, and Pawel Zerka, programme coordinator for European Power, about the upcoming European Parliament elections, the possibility of a surge in Eurosceptic parties, and how to reach the silent pro-European majority.
The Happiness Industry by William Davies
Nervous States by William Davies
Bourgeois Equality by Deirdre N. McCloskey
The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
The podcast was recorded on 11 February 2019.
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