Sven Eliaeson (born 1948). Fil. Dr (Swedish Ph D) in Political science in Uppsala 1982, docent in political science at Stockholm University 1996, professor in sociology at Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw from 2001. The classics in social science, in particular Max Weber, is scholarly main thrust and ”European affairs” (including Nordic security policy and European enlargement) Nebenfach. Numerous sojourns at German and American universities. Ragnvald Kalleberg is a professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. He has done research, taught and disseminated knowledge and insight mainly in three areas: 1) sociology of science, with a focus on history of science, academics as public intellectuals, research ethics and national research policies), 2) sociology of organizations, with a focus on universities as knowledge organizations, workplace democracy, leadership, and work environment; and 3) general social theory (philosophy of social science and theory of modernity). He has chaired the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social and Cultural Sciences (NESH). He has helped to develop national guidelines for the encouragement of academics as public intellectuals.