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Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) 2005f
ul. Warecka 1a Warsaw 00-950, Poland
tel:48-22 556 8000 fax:48-22 556 8099

Organizational Status: Governmental institute, founded in 1996.

General Description: PISM's mission is to serve the bodies of national authority, as well as Polish society, through participation in the foreign policy-making process, deepening and broadening knowledge of international affairs. The tasks of the institute include (1) scientific research in the areas of international affairs; (2) the preparation of analyses, expert reports, and forecast studies; (3) the professional advancement of those working in the area of international affairs and foreign policy for the Republic of Poland; (4) the dissemination in Polish society of knowledge in the area of contemporary international affairs; (5) maintaining contact with academic, scientific, and political centers in Poland and abroad; (6) the collection of specialist publications and scientific documentation as well as maintaining open-access library activities; and (7) a range of publishing activities.

Annual Budget: USD 1.2 million (2004)

Staff: 35 (23 research, 12 administrative/support), 10 library staff, 8 public information office staff

Executive Officers:
Prof. STEMPLOWSKI, Ryszard (Director)

Public Relations:
Mr. BIERNACKI, Piotr (Head of Public Information Office)

(As of November, 2004)

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