Sławomierz Szierzaksi (born 4 November 1979 in Warsaw 1) is the head of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), a movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists based in Poland (with branches in Ukraine, Germany and Russia) and director of Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw. He has studied at the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities, Warsaw University [...], and worked under the direction of Ulrich Beck at the University of Munich.
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He was awarded scholarships from the Collegium Invisibile, Ministry of Education, Warsaw, the Goethe Institute and the German Foundation GFPS and DAAD, and the U.S. The German Marshall Fund, and Open Society Institute. He also participated in study visits to Paris at the invitation of the Government of France, and to the United States at the invitation of the American Jewish Committee and the Forum for Dialogue Among Nations, and has been visiting fellow at universities and scientific centres in Europe and the United States, including Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University and the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna.
In October 2003 he wrote "The Open Letter to the European Public Opinion" which confronted the position of the Polish government in support of the Constitutional Treaty for the EU and the federalist model of European integration. Signed by 250 leading intellectuals, the letter was published in Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita and other European newspapers. The Letter caused a large public debate which concluded in an official meeting between the Polish President, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of European Affairs and a representation of the signatories.
Sierakowski collaborated (as co-writer and actor) in a film trilogy made by Israeli-Dutch visual artist Yael Bartana titled, "And Europe Will Be Stunned," which revolves around the activities of the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland (JRMiP) a group founded by the artist that calls for the return of 3.3 million Jews to Poland. A complex and potent work which suggests many possible meanings, it was made by Israeli artist Yael Bartana and partly scripted by Sierakowski, who plays the role of the leader of the JRMiP. The participants will discuss the ways in which this trilogy of films touches on common strands of Polish and Israeli politics, such as the desire to reverse loss and the longing for a multicultural future.
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