The Organizing Committee of the WSF is delighted to announce that Krystyna Iglicka-Okólska, Expert at Centre for International Relations, will join one of the Warsaw Security Forum 2015 Panels to define short and long-term risks of immigration for the EU considering that the number of people migrating to the EU has been rising steadily.

Krystyna Iglicka-Okólska, economist and a social demographer, full Professor, Rector and Professor at the Lazarski University. Polish government expert on migration policy. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Sociology (University of Pennsylvania) in 1999-2000 and a Polish Science Foundation, British Academy and Foreign and Commonwealth Office Fellow at the University of London, 1996-1999. She was also a Dekaban Foundation Fellow at the University of Glasgow in 1996. In the period 2002-2003 she was a Deputy Director of the Institute for Social Studies at the University of Warsaw. She taught at various Polish universities and also at University College London (UK), University of Glasgow (UK) and University of Birmingham (UK). She has served as consultant or expert to various international organisations e.g. European Commission, International Organisation for Migration, OECD, and Poland’s government departments. She has presented papers to more than 80 international academic seminars and conferences. She was a key-note speaker and served as a theme convenor and session organiser in the area of international migration. Works published by Krystyna Iglicka include 10 academic books, nearly 70 research papers/articles in academic journals published mainly in the USA, UK and Poland and numerous policy oriented expertises, reports and analyses.