Witold Sokała, PhD – graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Jagiellonian University (Cracow) and the Faculty of Management at the AGH University of Science and Technology. He obtained his PhD degree in political sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Silesia.
In the past, Dr. Sokała worked as a journalist for the press, radio and television. Furthermore he was a manager in the private sector, civil servant, as well as an independent consultant in the field of marketing, public relations and competitive intelligence.
He is currently employed as a lecturer at the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Jan Kochanowski (successively in the Department for International Relations, Department for Political Strategy and the Department for National Security).
He specializes in the domain of security, politics and economy of the CIS and Arctic regions, the European security policy, challenges and asymmetric threats (including terrorism) as well as information warfare and strategic studies.
Dr. Sokała is author, editor and co-editor of dozens of scientific papers, including monographs such as “Security Policy of the Old Continent” (Ed. Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2010) and “Asymmetry and hybridity – old armies in new conflicts” (Ed. National Security Bureau, Warsaw 2011).
Dr. Sokała is founder and first president of the Polish Association of International Studies in Kielce. Member of the Polish Association of Political Sciences and the Association for European-Eastern Integration SIEW.
He is a member of the Social Sciences Section at the Committee of Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Sokała cooperates with the Terrorism Research Center of the Collegium Civitas. He participated in the works of the Polar Task Force (ad hoc advisory group at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Dr. Sokała is one of the founders and vice president of the Foundation Knowledge-Development-Security. He also Co-founder and editor of Libs.TV.
Dr. Sokała is an active freemason, and a member of the Institute of the “Royal Art in Poland”.