(b. 1960) is a well respected historian and journalist, scholar of soviet studies, head of the Department of Eastern European History at the Jagiellonian University, professor at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and member of the College of the Institute of National Remembrance. He has taught the history of Poland and Russia at foreign universities, including Harvard, Cambridge and Columbia University. He has participated in over one hundred academic conferences and congresses. Nowak is the author of over 30 books and roughly 200 articles and academic reviews, most of which are devoted to the history and politics of Poland and Russia. He has been awarded the Klio Prize twice (in 1995 for How to Crush the Russian Empire and in 2001 for Poland and Three Russias: A Study of the Eastern Policies of Józef Piłsudski). He has won the Rector’s Award of the Jagiellonian University for outstanding academic achievements three times (2009, 2010, 2011), as well as the Jerzy Giedroyc Award (2012).