Languages: English, French, Spanish and Polish
Areas of Expertise: Latin America, EU affairs, international trade, Poland in the EU
Pawel Zerka is the 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, WiseEuropa (2016-2017) and demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy (2009-2016). He has coordinated several international research projects which analysed the impact of 2008 economic crisis on EU-Latin America relations, compared Poland's, Sweden's and Spain's globalisation experiences, and evaluated the perspectives of Polish-German political cooperation on European issues, among others.
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.
Pawel Zerka - 10 August 2018
The security perceptions scorecard highlights the EU's ability and willingness to act as a security provider, depending on the region
Pawel Zerka - 31 July 2018
As our new Security Scorecard shows, Europeans have diverging perceptions of security challenges facing them - however, all but one EU governments see uncontrolled migration as a national security threat.
Great power competition is increasingly shaping Europeans’ security environment, while other security threats are also on the rise, from terrorism and cyber attacks to climate change.
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.