Global Network of Scholars & Professionals

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Global Network of Scholars & Professionals

Dr Michał Urbańczyk

Doctor of Laws and assistant professor at the Department of Political and Legal Doctrines and Philosophy at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. An expert in the field of freedom of speech and its boundaries (including hate speech), specializing in the study of American political and legal thought. Author of the monograph “Liberal Doctrine of Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Historical Expression” (which is his Ph.D. dissertation), and dozens of academic articles, book chapters, expert opinions and popular-science papers. Speaker at a multitude of nationwide and international academic conferences (Vilnius, Prague, Warsaw, Poznan). Participant of the international project EUROPEAN WISE – Europe After the WWII – Multidimensional Effects of Integration as a Guarantee for State and Human Security. Expert for the “Society for Tolerance” project conducted by the Polish Association Against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia (Otwarta Rzeczpospolita). Counselor of the American Law Society – one of the most active student organizations in Poznań. Chairman of the organizing committee of the first and second international conference “In search of the European doctrine of freedom of speech” (2016 and 2017), which gathered scholars from Italy, France, Finland, the United States, Great Britain, Netherlands, Hungary, Cyprus, Egypt, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland (including Justices of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland). President of the Polish Society of Political Thought (PTMP).

Prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer

Susanna Frederick Fischer has practiced law on both sides of the Atlantic, as a New York attorney and an English barrister. Her primary areas of practice and her main research interests are copyright law, art law, media law, cyberlaw, and constitutional law, from a comparative law perspective.

Professor Fischer received her legal education at Merton College, University of Oxford, where she received a B.A. in jurisprudence, and the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was awarded the LL.M. degree. She also studied at Princeton University, where she earned an A.B. in history, magna cum laude. She practiced for five years as a barrister in London, England, at 5 Raymond Buildings (currently headed by Desmond Browne QC and Matthew Nicklin QC). She represented clients before all levels of English courts and tribunals, including the House of Lords. In London, she also worked part-time as a Night Lawyer providing pre-publication legal advice for News International plc, the publishers of The Times, The Sunday Times, and the Sun. She also taught Contracts at London Guildhall University. She later spent three years practicing intellectual property law as an associate at two New York City law firms, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP.

Professor Fischer joined the faculty of Columbus School of Law in 1999, where she teaches or has taught copyright law, art law, entertainment law, introduction to intellectual property law, international intellectual property law, constitutional law, comparative law, comparative constitutional law, and civil procedure. She has taught courses on intellectual property law in Krakow, Poland, for the American Law Program jointly run by the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America and the Jagiellonian University, as well as for the
summer program in International Business and Trade held at the Jagiellonian University. She has also taught a summer course at the University of Lisbon in Portugal.

She served as the native English language consultant for a translation of the Polish Civil Code into English, published by Wolters Kluwer Polska in 2012.

dr Karl-Friedrich Israel

Karl-Friedrich Israel is a senior researcher at the Institute for Economic Policy at Leipzig University in Germany. He obtained his doctorate degree in economics from the University of Angers in France in 2017 working on the costs and benefits of central banking. He holds a MSc in Applied Statistics from Oxford University, UK, a MSc in Applied Mathematics form ENSAE ParisTech, France, as well as a BSc and MSc in Economics from Humboldt- University of Berlin, Germany. He is an organizing member of the Austrian Economics Meeting Europe and is a Mises Institute Research Fellow. In his career, he worked as a lecturer at the Department of Law and Economics in Angers from 2016 to 2018. He is an author of numerous book reviews, translations, book chapters, and articles in prestigious academic journals.

His broader research interests lie in the areas of macroeconomics, the history of economic thought, economic methodology, econometrics and Austrian economics.

dr Maciej Turek

Maciej Turek holds degrees in American Studies and political science. In 2012, he successfully defended a doctoral dissertation in political science, written under the supervision of Professor Marek Bankowicz, devoted to the issues of mechanisms of U.S. vice-presidential selection and how it affected holding of the office of American vice-presidency between 1976 and 2009. He has been a grantee of the Copernicus Society of America (Dickinson College, USA, 2008), and received research grants from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Freie Universität Berlin (2009 and 2014). He currently holds a position of Assistant Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland.

His broad academic interests encompass issues such as the American political system and its institutions, campaigns and elections in the United States, comparative electoral systems, comparative studies of local governments, as well as financing of politics and elections.