Paweł Laidler, PhD – associate professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. He received a PhD. in political science (2003 – dissertation title: The Attorney General of the United States. Conflict of Competences), and M.A. in law (2000 – dissertation title: The Role of the Precedent in U.S. Legal System). His research mainly focuses on different issues of the U.S. legal and political system (i.e. common law, constitutional law, the role of the U.S. Supreme Court, legal process, separation of powers, federalism). He teaches courses on following subjects: U.S. Legal System, U.S. Constitutional Law, U.S. Criminal Process – Theory and Practice, Knowledge about the State and Law, and Diplomatic Protocol. He is the author and co-author of three books, four volumes of post-conference proceedings and numerous articles concerning such topics as judicial review, John Marshall, politics and the U.S. Supreme Court, freedom of speech and of the press, the U.S.A. Patriot Act, institutions of U.S. legal system, and many more.
Prof. Andrzej Mania, PhD – Head of the Chair of American Studies at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University, Kraków. Author of monographs on U.S.-Soviet Relations and on U.S. policy toward Eastern Europe during Cold War (the last of the series: ”Détente i amerykaƒska polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec Europy Wschodniej styczeƒ 1969 – styczeƒ 981”, Eng. Detente and United States Policy toward Eastern Europe January 1969 – January 1981). Editor of four books on European integration and two on American policy and U.S. democracy as well as author of numerous articles concerning U.S. foreign policy.