Jakub Jakóbowski is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) and the head of the China Department. He was formerly a Taiwan Fellow at Soochow University in Taipei and a European China Policy Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS). He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), where he wrote his dissertation on China’s foreign economic policy towards the Global South. He gives lectures at the Warsaw University and the Warsaw School of Economics. Jakóbowski is a member of a number of international projects and associations, including Think Visegrad, China Observers in Central Europe (CHOICE), and the Horizon 2020 EU-STRAT project. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as an exports consultant for Polish small- and medium-sized enterprises in East Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States markets.

Last Updated: December 6, 2023



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