Basil Kerski

born in 1969 in Gdańsk, Kerski is a German-Polish manager of culture, editor, publicist, and political scientist. He grew up in Poland, Iraq and West Germany. He studied political science and Slavic studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Mr Kerski worked as an expert in international politics for the Aspen Institute Berlin, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the Social Science Research Centre (WZB) in Berlin, and the Bundestag. He is an author of more than twenty German, Polish and Ukrainian books analysing history and politics. 

since 2011 Director of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk
since 1998 Editor-in-chief of the bilingual Polish-German journal DIALOG and contributor to the political magazin "Przeglad Polityczny" (Political Review)
2011 Lecturer at the Institute of History at Humboldt University Berlin
2001-2005 Lecturer at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin
1998-2010 Honorary director of the German-Polish Company Federal Association


Publications (Selection)

2011 Die Dynamik der Annäherung in den deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen
Düsseldorf : Dup
2008 Homer na placu Poczdamskim
Lublin : Wydawn. Uniw. Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej
1999 Die Rolle nichtstaatlicher Akteure in den deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen vor 1990
Berlin : WZB
1994 Die deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen als Modell für das Zusammenwachsen von Ost- und Westeuropa?
Berlin : Aspen Inst.