Speakers

Adam Żak SJ

Born in 1950, Doctor of Philosophy. Completed philosophical studies in Cracow, Munich and Rome, theological studies in Naples; he lectured modern philosophy at Jesuit Faculty of Philosophy in Cracow. He actively participated in the Jewish-Christian dialogue. He was a co-founder and from 1993 to 2003 a Board Member of The Kreisau Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, which organised and administers The International Youth Meeting Centre (MDSM) in Krzyżowa (Kreisau) near Świdnica. Over the years 2000 – 2003 he was the President of the international council for MDSM. His papers focus on philosophy of dialogue, relations between Judaism and Christianity, as well as situation analysis in post-communist societies of Central and Eastern Europe. From 1990 to 1994 he was the Rector of Jesuit College in Cracow, after that between 1996 – 2002 the Provincial of Southern Poland Province of the Society of Jesus. From 2003 he held a position of the General’s Counsellor and the Assistant for Eastern Europe in General Curia in Rome. In 2008 after forming the new Assistancy for the Central and Eastern Europe, he was appointed the first Assistant. He held this position until 2012. In June 2013 he was nominated the Coordinator for Protecting Childrens and Youth affiliated at Polish Episcopal Conference in Poland. He is the head of the Centre for Children Protection founded in April 2014 by the authorities of Ignatianum Academy in Cracow.

 

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Artur Kołodziejczyk SJ

MA in theology, pedagogical qualifications. Graduated from post-graduate studies in media education at the faculty of social sciences of Gregorian University in Rome. Completed International Jesuit Education Leadership Program, obtaining qualifications to manage Jesuit schools. Over the period of 1997 – 2001 worked as a priest and religion teacher in Jesuit Junior and High Schools in Gdynia. An trainer of Pedro Arrupe Formation Centre for Educational Leaders, deputy Director over 1997 – 2001. Since  2002 a program leader of “Intel – teaching for the future”.

John Dardis SJ

ducation – MSc in Television, Radio, Film (1988-1989), STL in Moral Theology, Regis College, University of Toronto (1987-1988), M.Div, Regis College, University of Toronto (1984-1987), B.Sc, University College Dublin (1976-1980), Director Jesuit Communication Centre, Dublin 1990-1994, Founded and Directed the Jesuit Communication Centre, Dublin. Specialised in producing radio programmes, publishing a new magazine, developing creative ways to present the Gospel in modern times. Tertianship 1994-1995 8 months spiritual renewal. After this, I helped to establish a radio station in western Tanzania for refugees from Rwanda after the genocide there. Communications Director, Archdiocese Dublin 1995-2000 Managed the communications office of the Dublin Archdiocese in a time of much controversy about clerical sexual abuse. Trained clergy, bishops to speak on Radio and TV. Led a campaign for priestly vocations in the Archdiocese. Frequent contributor on radio, TV and in the press. JRS-Europe Regional Director 2000-2004 Co-ordinated the work of various JRS offices around Europe. Ran a special workshop on media relations for key JRS staff in Europe.

Irish Jesuit Provincial 2004-2010 Provincial of Ireland. Moderator of West Europe assistancy for 3 years during this period. President, Conference of Jesuit Provincials Europe 2010-Present Co-ordinating the work of all the Jesuit provinces and regions of Europe. Major superior for some apostolates in Brussels which relate directly to the EU.

Marta Kielczyk

In her school years Marta Kielczyk lived in Rawa Mazowiecka, she graduated from Maria Skłodowska-Curie High School there. She also hold the diplomas of the Institute of Journalism of the University of Warsaw and the Warsaw School of Economics (management studies). She is single, has no brothers or sisters.

Her career commenced in 1993 in Radio Kolor. From 1994 to 2007 and over 2009 – 2012 she worked for Polish Public Radio Station 1 as a host of the morning broadcasts  i (Cztery Pory Roku and Lato z Radiem). Since September 2013 she has occasionally ben a host of Early Breakfast programme broadcast by TOK FM.

In 1999 she won the casting for TAI presenters and reporters and was offered the role of a Panorama presenter. In Channel 2 of Polish TV she was the host of Work for Everyone, SAPARD Studio and On behalf of citizens – a series of debates preceding parliamentary elections in 2005. For the morning TV programme Pytanie na śniadanie she was preparing a weekly short reports After Hours, featuring celebrities’ personal lives. She also hosted Pytanie na śniadanie on New Year’s Eve in 2007.

During the Olympic Games in Beijing she was reporting on Olympic facts of interest in Beijing 2008 – from the Olympic sites. For several months on Polish TVP Info channel  she was a host of a current affairs programme After 8pm (Minęła dwudziesta), and over 2008 of a programme on travelling Window to Poland (Okno na Polskę). 

From September 3rd to December 31st 2009 she was one of the hosts of the Thursday edition of the morning TV programme Coffee or tea? (Kawa czy herbata?) on Polish TV Channel One. In 2011 during the 48th Opole Festival of Polish Song she acted as one of the presenters during the special concert celebration the 40th anniversary of Summer Radio. From 2012 she resumed her cooperation with Pytanie na śniadanie. Since September 2013 she has been a presenter of Panorama dnia in TVP info channel, for a while she was also a presenter of Serwis Info.

Grzegorz Kozak

TV and radio journalist, academic professor, qualified as Russian philologist.

Since 1986 he has been cooperating with Polish TV: initially as a reporter of Warsaw Courier News, then the editor and editing secretary of Teleexpress.

From 1991 to 1997 he worked as the editor, presenter and head of national section of Panorama; from 1997 as a presenter and editor of The News, In the spotlight, and The News Monitor (Wiadomości, W centrum uwagi, Monitor Wiadomości).

He worked as a foreign reporter in such countries as Russia, India and South Korea.

From October 2003 to January 2005 he worked as a Polish TV correspondent in Moscow, he also reported Rose Revolution in Tbilisi. Upon his return he worked again as the editor of Wiadomości, in 2007 he was appointed the Deputy Manager.

Since 2007 he has been the editor of Wydarzenia (The News) in Polsat Channel; he was also a host of Global Daily News and Global Weekly News (To był dzień na świecie and Tydzień na Świecie).

From April 2010 to March 2011 he worked as a host of the morning Radio TOK FM Programme.

Grzegorz Kozak gave workshops on TV journalism in TV Academy of Polish TV, the Institute of Journalism at the University of Warsaw, the Aleksander Gieysztor Pultusk Academy of Humanities, the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of of Media Education and Journalism of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He is also a laureate of the Sharp Pen Prize awarded by Business Centre Club.

He won twice the title of Master of Journalists in Scrabble.