the political scientist, author and journalist was born in 1969 into a Polish-Iraqi family and grew up in Iraq, Poland and Germany. He has worked for, among others, the FU Berlin, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, the German Parliament and the Aspen Institute Berlin. He has been editor in chief of the German-Polish magazine »Dialog« since 1998. Kerski has been awarded numerous prizes for his contributions to German-Polish relations. He lives with his family in Berlin.