is a historian and researcher on the UkrainianPolish confrontation in the mid-1940s. Has been a member of the Council of the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (INR) since 2011. Mr. Motyka raduated from the Catholic University of Lublin in 1992, where he studied history. He started work at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and also worked in the INR Public Education Office until 2007. In 1998, he defended his doctoral thesis on "Polish-Ukrainian Fighting on the Current Territories of Poland, 1943-1948", later earning the Habilitation degree. He has worked as a senior lecturer at the Department of Ukrainian Studies, Jagiellonian University, and as a professor at the Pu tusk Academy of Humanities. In 2011, he was elected to the Council of the INR. Publishes academic and popular-science articles in Karta, Więź, Zeszyty Historyczne, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita and Wprost. Mr. Motyka is the author of 4 monographs and over 60 articles on Ukrainian-Polish relations between 1939 and 1989, the suppression of national resistance movements by the Soviet secret services in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in 1939-1953, and Polish People's Republic government policy on national minorities.