Mikolaj Firlej is an ESRC Scholar in Socio-Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law, supervised by Prof Bettina Lange. His main area of academic focus is the intersection between artificial intelligence and law. His thesis deals with the limitations of public international law in the light of the new type of AI advancements. Mikolaj is passionate about the impact of AI and blockchain on security policies, foreign affairs and the wider organisation of government.
He works on scaling-up technology and investment projects, such as AI and blockchain, at Kluz Ventures, a US-based firm focused on investments in breakthrough technologies. He has also previously worked for the UK Cabinet Office and the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, as an assistant to the Secretary of State, and speechwriter to the Prime Minister.
Mikolaj holds a Master of Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to coming to Oxford, he completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Humanities, University of Warsaw.
Mikolaj has written articles on the impact of technology on foreign affairs, contributing to the World Economic Forum, Foreign Policy Association, World Policy Institute, and Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.