Piotr Kimla is a profesor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He graduated from political science and post-graduate philosophical studies at the JU. He works at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the JU. He was twice granted a scholarship from the Foundation for Polish Science. He was a guest lecturer at the University of Padua, the Charles University in Prague, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Crete. His academic interests include: history of political thought, particularly realism in politics. He is an editor of academic papers, author of books, chapters published in collective work, academic articles in Polish and foreigh language magazines. His most important publications include: Kiedy czas staje i czas nie ma końca. Idee polityczne w eseistyce T.S. Eliota, Kraków 2003; Historycy-politycy jako źródło realizmu politycznego, Kraków 2009; Political Realism – Theory and Practice, Kraków 2018.