Ireneusz P. Karolewski graduated and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Potsdam in Germany. He was assistant professor at the Chair of Political Theory at the University of Potsdam between 1999 and 2008 and visiting professor at the Institut D'Etudes Politiques in Lille (France) and the University of Pondicherry (India) as well as Research Fellow at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California in Santa Barbara. His research interests include European citizenship, collective identity in Europe, nation and nationalism in Europe and constitutionalisation of the EU.
Andrzej Marcin Suszycki is Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Potsdam, Germany and a Lecturer in Political Theory and International Relations at the University of Passau, Germany. He is author of /Italienische Osteuropapolitik 1989-2000 (2003).