John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is the author of four books of nonfiction and one novel. He has written, produced and performed in seven plays in Washington, D.C., new York City and elsewhere. His latest play, Before/After, is currently being performed in the European Month of Culture, and his next one -man show, Stuff, will appear both in the capital Fringe and the United Solo festival in New York, the world's largest solo performance festival. he has been an open Society Foundation fellow, a Pan-tech fellow in Korean studies at Stanford University, and a Scoville Fellow in arms control and disarmament in Washington, D.C. He has worked in Poland and Japan, studied in England and Russia, and traveled widely throughout Europe and Asia.
Minister Counselor Maciej Pisarski, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, D.C since August 2010. He began his diplomatic career in 1998 in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, where he was assigned to the Department of the Americas. Prior to his current post, Minister Pisarski was the Deputy Director and Head of the Department of Strategy and Foreign policy Planning at the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Warsaw, Poland. In 1993, Minister Pisarski earned a Masters Degree in History from the University of Warsaw. From 1996 -1998, he completed studies at the National Academy for Public administration in Warsaw. He has been published in the "Yearbook of the Polish Foreign Ministry" and "Polish American Relations".
Kasia Klimasinska - a Bloomberg News journalist, graduate of Warsaw School of Economics and holder of rare Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Her Bloomberg career started in Warsaw, where she reported on polish equity market, monetary policy and energy. She later covered oil and power in Houston, Texas. Eventually settled in Washington, D.C., where she writes about the U.S. and international economic policy. She is the author of a novel Panna Huragan.