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Zdzisław Mach, Dean

Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies

Professor in sociology and anthropology at the Jagiellonian University. Founder and head of the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University, and one of the main authors of the European Studies curriculum in Poland.

He has broad international teaching experience from Europe and America. Previous teaching and research appointments include Université Montpellier IIII Paul Valéry, University of Exeter, University College Dublin, University of Chicago, Oxford University, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the American Council of Learned Societies, University of Edinburgh and St. John's College, Oxford.

His research interests cover identity issues such as nationalism, minorities and ethnicity, the development of European citizenship, migration and the reconstruction of identity, the ethnic origin of a nation and construction of identities as well as the development of the idea of Europe.

Selected Publications:

  • Symbols, Conflict and Identity. Essays in Political Anthropology. Albany: State University of New York Press 1993
  • Niechciane miasta. Migracja i tożsamość społeczna. Kraków: Universitas 1998
  • European Enlargement and Identity. Z. Mach and D. Niedźwiedzki (ed.), Kraków: Universitas 1997
  • Collective Identity and democracy. The Impact of EU Enlargement. Arena Report No 4/10, Oslo, 2010 (ed. with M. Góra)
  • Between old Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate on Europe[in:] K. Nicolaidis and J. Lacroix (eds.), European Stories. How National Intellectuals Debate Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (with M. Góra)
  • Constructing identities in a post-communist society: ethnic, national, and European[in:] D. Bryceson, J. Okely, J. Webber (ed.) Identity and Networks. Oxford: Berghahn, 2007: 54-72
  • The Roman Catholic Church in Poland and the Dynamics of Social Identity in Polish Society [in:] L. Faltin and M. J. Wright (ed.)The Religious Roots of Contemporary European Identity, London and New York: Continuum 2007: 117-133
  • Multiculturalism – a Mosaic of Cultures and Dilemmas of Contemporariness[in:] A. Smolak and M. Ujma (ed.) Transkultura: sztuka a płynna rzeczywistość XXI wieku. Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Warszawa 2008: 52-62
  • Reconstituting democracy in Europe and constituting the European demos?(with M. Gora and H-J. Trenz), [in:] E. O. Eriksen and J. E. Fossum (eds.) Recon. Theory and Practice, Arena Report No 2/09, Oslo 2009: 273-305
  • Social Dimension of the Constitutional Treaty: European Identity and Citizenship [in:] Z. Maciąg (ed.) European Constitution and National Constitutions, Kraków: Kraków Society for Education, 2009: 235-238.

Paweł Laidler, Vice-Dean

Vice-Dean for Educational Affairs

Dr hab. Paweł Laidler (PhD) – a lawyer and political scientist, associate professor of American studies at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is mainly interested in the clash of law and politics in the United States, with a special focus on the status of American democracy and the role of judiciary. He currently conducts research on the problem of money in political electoral process, from the perspective of both federal and state governments.

He us the author of five books, on the political role of U.S. attorney general ("Prokurator Generalny USA: konflikt kompetencji", Jagiellonian University Press, 2004); "Basic Documents in U.S. Constitutional Law: Separation of Powers", JUP, 2005; the guide to U.S. constitution ("Konstytucja USA: przewodnik", JUP, 2007); "Basic Documents in U.S. Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties", JUP, 2009; and about political and legal aspects of functioning of the U.S. Supreme Court ("Sąd Najwyższy Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki: od prawa do polityki", JUP, 2011). He also wrote almost fifty articles on U.S. legal system, U.S. politics and social relations (both in Polish and English).

He teaches courses on U.S. legal system, comparative legal systems, U.S. criminal procedure, law and politics in the United States, public relations, international public law, as well as B.A. and M.A. seminars. He received several awards for didactics at the Jagiellonian University, including three Rector awards, and a Jagiellonian University Students' Prize for the highest grades in student questionnaire in the year 2013.

A grantee of Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (study visit in Catholic University of America, D.C., 2001), JFK Institute Library Grant (Berlin, 2011), and Science Environment Technology grant from the European Union (participation in Winter Scholl of Methods at University of Vienna, ECPR, 2014). Recently, he, and his cooperative, dr Maciej Turek, received a research grant from National Scientific Center for a project on current status of democracy from the perspective of the evolution of American campaign finance laws (NCN, 2014). Since 2014, he participated in more than 40 international and Polish academic conferences and seminars, additionally organizing or co-organizing five conferences at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora. He participated in four Erasmus Staff Teaching Mobility programs, visiting University of Leipzig, University of Rome, University of Catania and University of Florence.

Apart from scientific and didactic achievements, Pawel Laidler provides written and oral commentaries to the media on current political and legal topics, with a special focus on the United States of America.

Since 2008 he has been Vice-Director of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora for students affairs.


Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, Director

Dr hab. Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves 

Director of the BA Programme International Relations and Area Studies

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies.

Research interests: political and moral philosophy, civil society, democratic theory, democratization in post-communist Europe, classical republican tradition, neorepublicanism, public sphere, multiculturalism, political education.

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

Expert of Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria) from 2015

Expert of an Interdisciplinary Group at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2011-2013)

Visiting Professor at the Institute of History, Central European University in Budapest (October 2012)

Visiting Professor at LUMSA University in Rome, Dipartimento di Scienze economiche, politiche e delle lingue moderne (February 2011 and 2012)

Visiting Professor at the University of Hull, UK, Department of Politics and International Studies (November 2011)

Visiting Scholar at Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2004-2005, 2009)

Research Grant of the Polish Ministry for Science and Higher Education (2009-2011)

Research Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2009)

Stipendiary Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2007, 2008)

Research Fellowship of the Foundation z Brzezia Lanckoronskich (2004)

Conferee and conference director at Liberty Fund, Indianapolis (from 2003)

PhD Programme: Marie Curie Research Fellow (2000-2001), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of International Politics

Courses taught: Political Philosophy and IR, Ethics and International Affairs, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Democracy and Democratization in ECE, Liberalism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Power and the State, Civil Society and Democracy

Current research projects: 1. Political education and political thinking: how public reason could be transformed through the transformation of political awareness 2. The crisis of democracy and the welfare state in Europe.

Selected publications


Civil Society, Democracy and Democratization, Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, London, Wien, 2015, 208 p.

Ład rzeczypospolitej. Polska myśl polityczna XVI wieku a klasyczna tradycja republikańska (The Order of Respublica: Polish Sixteenth Century Political Thought and the Classical Republican Tradition), Księgarnia Akademicka: Kraków, 2012, 465 p.

Idea społeczeństwa obywatelskiego. Wspolczesna debata i jej zrodla (The Idea of Civil Society: Contemporary Debate and Its Roots), Foundation for Polish Science, Wroclaw University Press, 2004, 350 p. Second edition: Mikolaj Kopernik University Press, Torun, 2012, 354 p.

Studia nad wielokulturowoscia (Studies on Multiculturalism), edited with Małgorzata Kulakowska, Ksiegarnia Akademicka: Kraków, 2010, 420 p.

Tozsamosc Starego Kontynentu i przyszlosc projektu europejskiego (The Identity of the Old Continent and the Future of the European Project), edited and Introduction,Wydawnictwo Biblioteka Jednosci Europejskiej: Warszawa, 2007.

Pytania wspolczesnej filozofii polityki (Main Issues in Contemporary Political Philosophy) edited and Introduction, Jagiellonian University Press: Kraków, 2007, 234 p.

Selected articles:

‘Civic and Institutional Dimensions of Democratization in Ukraine: the Role of Civic Unity', Studia Politologica Ucraino-Polona, Vol. 5, 2015.

Civic and ethnic nationalism and the identity formation of Central European societies in the interwar period, Ibidem Verlag Publishing, London, 2016 (forthcoming).

‘Magna Carta and the Rise of Constitutionalism in Europe and America', in A. Górnisiewicz, B. Szlachta (eds.), The Concept of Constitution in the History of Political Thought, De Gruyter Open, 2016 (forthcoming).

‘Neorepublican Public Philosophy and a Model of Democracy, Etyka, Vol. 48, 2014, pp. 120-138.

Is Civil Society the Greatest Challenge for Post-Communist Democratization? In Dmokratija Lietuvoje. Pilietiškumas Ir totalitarismas XX amžiaus istorijos lūžiuose. Democracy in Lithuania. Civil Spirit versus Totalitarianism at the Defining Moments of the Twentieth Century, ed. M. Jukute, N. Šepetys, Vilnius, 2011, pp. 261-275.

‘Wolnosc i lad republiki: wloscy humanisci i znaczenie tradycji republikanskiej' (Liberty and the Order of Respublica: Italian Humanists and the Meaning of the Republican Tradition), „Politeja" No. 2(14), 2012, pp. 237-268.

‘Adam Ferguson's Republicanism', Politeja No. 2(10), 2008, pp. 67-83.

Citizenship, Community and Democracy: The Myth of Civil Society in Central Europe, in R. Riedel (ed.), Central Europe two decades after, Centre of Europe Warsaw University, 2010, pp. 141-154.

‘Weak Civic Engagement? Post-Communist Participation and Democratic Consolidation', Polish Sociological Review, No. 1 (161), 2008, pp. 73-89.

‘Corruption and Democratization: A Civic Republican View', Acta Politica: International Journal of Political Science, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2006, pp. 370-389.

‘Deliberative Democracy and Citizenship', Polish Political Science. Yearbook, 2006, Vol. XXXV, pp. 43-64.

‘From Schumpeter to the Ideal of Participation: A Few Questions for Radical Democrats', Politeja, No. 2(4), 2005, pp. 379-396.

‘Democracy or Civil Society?', Politics, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2003, pp. 38-45.

Dominika Dziwisz, Vice-Director

dr Dominika Dziwisz

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Research interests: cybersecurity policy, international security, US security policy, critical infrastructure protection, Big Data analysis, theories of war and peace

Fellowships, grants and appointments:
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2016.

Cyber Security: A Matter of National Security or Law Enforcement? Government Responsibility vs. Corporate Governance Liability, 1st Roundtable on Cyber Security - 2015 Series, Prague Security Studies Institute, Prague, June 2015.

Cyber Security: Risk Mitigation - A Cost of Protection and Insurance, 2nd Roundtable on Cyber Security - 2015 Series, Prague Security Studies Institute, Prague, September 2015.

Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection, 3rd Roundtable on Cyber Security - 2015 Series, Prague Security Studies Institute, Prague October 2015.

The Advanced Research Workshop, Strengthening Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure, NATO for Science for Peace and Security Program, Kiev, November 2014.

National Science Center granting (2011-2014), project: Międzynarodowe bezpieczeństwo cybernetyczne. Rola Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki w konfrontacji technologicznej

Scholarship in the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, October 2014.

Courses taught: International Security: Application and Analysis, International Security Strategies, Computer Crisis Management, Security in Cyberspace, Theories of War and Peace

Current research projects: the future of the Internet - the traps of forecasting Internet of Things and Augmented Reality in a military context; Big Data and human rights. 

Selected publications


D. Dziwisz, Stany Zjednoczone a międzynarodowe bezpieczeństwo cybernetyczne, Wyd. Sowa, Kraków 2015.

Nowe wyzwania dla ochrony praw człowieka A. Czubik, D. Dziwisz, E. Szczepankiewicz-Rudzka, M. Tarnawski (ed.), Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2017.

Selected articles:

Algorithmic future: escape from freedom to the "default option", [in:] Człowiek a technologia cyfrowa, P. Szymczyk, K.Maciąg (ed.), Wydawnictwo Naukowe Tygiel, Lublin 2018, pp. 56-67.

Polityka cyberbezpieczeństwa Baracka Obamy – próba oceny, [in:] Globalne i lokalne problemy polityki bezpieczeństwa, M. Górka (ed.), Wyd. Difin, Warszawa 2017, pp. 237-259.

Cyberszpiegostwo - chiński atak, amerykańska obrona, [in:] M. Górka (ed.) Wywiad i kontrwywiad w polityce międzynarodowej na przełomie XX i XXi wieku, Difin, Warszawa 2016, pp. 101-117. 

The methodology of governing collaboration forums for critical infrastructure protection, [in:] J. Świątkowska (ed.), Critical infrastructure security - the ICT Dimension, Kosciuszko Institute, Kraków 2014, pp. 51-57.

Tallinn Manual – próba interpretacji prawa międzynarodowego dla cyberprzestrzeni, [in:] R. Kłosowicz, B. Szlachta, J. J. Węc (ed.), Dylematy strategiczne XXI w. Księga jubileuszowa dedykowana Profesorowi Michałowi Chorośnickiemu z okazji 40-lecia pracy naukowej, Księgarnia Akademicka Kraków 2013, pp. 65-74. 

Cyberbezpieczeństwo infrastruktury krytycznej - priorytet strategii obrony USA, [in:] A. Podraza, P. Potakowski, K. Wiak (ed.), Cyberterroryzm zagrożeniem XXI wieku: perspektywa prawna i politologiczna, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II, Lublin 2013, pp. 85-98. 

Cyberwojna – budowa strategii defensywy cybernetycznej USA, [in:] M. Chorośnicki i inni (ed.), Nowe strategie na nowy wiek. Granice i możliwości integracji regionalnych i globalnych, Kraków 2013, pp. 513-524.

Pierwszy rok prezydentury Baracka Obamy – ocena realizacji obietnic przedwyborczych w zakresie cyberbezpieczeństwa, [in:] D. Czajkowska- Ziobrowska, M. Gwoździcka-Piotrowska (ed.), Współczesne nurty badawcze młodych naukowców, Poznań 2010, pp. 424-440. 

Michał Rzepecki, Programme Coordinator

Dr Michał Rzepecki is a coordinator of the BA International Relations and Area Studies. A graduate of Political Science, Russian Studies and American Studies (PhD) at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Monika Banaś

dr hab. Monika Banaś

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Research interests: cultural studies and intercultural relations, political activism in postmodern societies and cultural posthumanism

IRAS courses taught: Understanding Culture and Politics 


Selected publications:

Etniczność na sprzedaż, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2005.

Szwedzka polityka integracyjna wobec imigrantów, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2010.

Contemporary Transformations: Culture, Politics, Economy (editor), Cracow 2012.

Symbols of Contemporary Culture (co-editor with E. Wiącek), Księgarnia Akademicka, Cracow 2015. 

Editor in chief of a half-yearly e-journal Intercultural Relations/RelacjenMiędzykulturowe,

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Marek Czajkowski

Dr hab. Marek Czajkowski

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Research interests: international relations, international security, military and technological dimensions of the international relations, Russia and its international and security policy, missile defence, space security.

Courses taught: International Relations, International Security, Technological Dimension of Security, Military Interventions, Arms Race and Disarmament, Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Current research projects: missile defence in the international relations, space security, Russian role in the Syrian conflict.


Selected publications:


Rosja a Europa (Russia and Europe), Wydawnictwo DANTE, Kraków 2003.

Obrona przeciwrakietowa w stosunkach międzynarodowych (Missile Defence in the International Relations), Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2013.


Recent Articles

‘Obrona przeciwrakietowa jako element stosunków strategicznych USA-ZSRR w czasie zimnej wojny’ (‘Missile Defence as a Factor of US-USSR Strategic Relations’), Prace Komisji Wojen i Wojskowości PAU, Kraków 2016.

‘Aktualna polityka zagraniczna Federacji Rosyjskiej a Unia Europejska’ (‘Current Russian Foreign Policy and the European Union’), Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe, Kraków, XIV: 2017, nr 2.

‘Ballistic Missile Defence – Technology, Effectiveness and Organization – Key Issues”’ Politeja, No 5(50), Kraków 2017.

‘Kremlin’s Survival Strategy – The International Dimension’; in: Andrzej Podraza (ed.): ‘A Transatlantic or European Perspective of World Affairs: NATO and the EU Towards Problems of International Security in the 21st Century’; Instituto Franklin, Universidad de Alcala, Madrid 2018.

‘Nowy wyścig kosmiczny – USA, Chiny i Rosja’ (‘New Space Race – US, China and Russia); Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe, Kraków, XV:2018, nr 1.

Franciszek Czech

Dr Franciszek Czech

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Regional Studies, Faculty of International Relations and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University.

Research interests: Political culture (cultural context of politics, minorities in political systems, popular understanding of politics, globalization discourses, conspiracy theories), East Asia and the Philippines (as case studies of mentioned theoretical problems), methodology of social research (theoretical issues, qualitative approaches, discourse analysis).

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

  • Visiting Professor, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain (May 2013)
  • Visiting Scholar, London School of Economics, Great Britain (June-July 2011)
  • Research Grant of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2010-2013)
  • Research scholarship, Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; (January-April 2007)
  • Library Research, Queen's University Belfast, Great Britain; (June-September, 2005)
  • SOCRATES/ERASMUS scholarship at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; (2002-2003)

Courses Taught: Intorduction to culture Studies, Introduction to Social Research in Culture Studies, Methodology of Social Science, Socio-cultural Aspects of Globalization, Modern Civic Culture: Between Pop-culture and Counterculture.

Current research problems:

  • Sociological analysis of Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Culture
  • Political culture of the Philippines with special consideration of Muslim-Christian relations.
  • Globalization and discourses on globalization

Selected publications


  • Koszmarne scenariusze. Socjologiczne stadium konstruowania lęku w dyskursie o globalizacji (Nightmare Scenarios. Sociological Study of Construction of Anxiety In a Globalization Discourse), Kraków, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2010, 190 p.
  • Miasto: między przestrzenią a koncepcją przestrzeni. (City: Between Space and Conception of Space) edited with Magdalena Banaszkiewicz and Piotr Winskowski, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2010, 396 p.
  • Szkice o pograniczach nauki (Essays on the Limits of Science) edited with Paweł Scigaj, Agnieszka Wlodarczyk, Kraków, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2007, 135 p.

Selected articles:

  • "Strach w okresie późnej nowoczesności" ("Fear in the age of the late modernity") Politeja (19/2012), 493-510 p.
  • "Nawet paranoik ma realnych wrogów" ("Even a Paranoid Has Some Real Enemies") Znak 12/2011, 27-32 p.
  • "Indeksy globalizacji. Atuty i ułomności neopozytywistycznych pomiarów nasilenia procesów globalizacyjnych" ("The Indexes of Globalization: The Pros and Cons of Neo-Positivist Measures of the Advancement of Globalization Processes"). „Kultura – Historia – Globalizacja" (10/2011), 41-59 p.
  • "Europeization or >Russianization<? Dilemmas over Reforming the Philippines Political System", Research Papers of Wrocław University of Economics, (1/2010), 357-367 p.

Joachim Diec

Professor in the Institute of Russian and East European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Research interests: Russian political thought, world civilizations, Russia's foreign policy and the paradigms of world order. Main publications: "Cywilizacje bez okien" (Civilizations Without Windows), Krakow 2002, "Konserwatywny nacjonalizm" (Conservative Nationalism), Krakow 2013.

Teaches: World Civilizations, International Relations of Russia and CIS, Economic Development of Russia and the CIS

Andrzej Dudek

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe

Courses taught: Cultures and Civilizations of Russia and CIS, Society in Russia and CIS, Russian Mentality, Anthropology of Russian Everyday Life, Philosophy of Culture,

Research interests: Religious inspirations in Russian culture and literature, anthropology of Russian culture, Russian mentality, Soviet civilization, dissenters in Russia, concepts of culture. Ideas, values and forms characteristic for Russian culture on the turn of 19th century.

Research placements, scholarschips, guest lectures, exchange programmes: University of London, University of Köln, University of Bochum, University of Basel, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow State University.

Selected publications:


Modele romantyzmu i realizmu w liryce rosyjskiej lat czterdziestych XIX wieku, Kraków 1992;

Poezja rosyjska pierwszej połowy XIX wieku. Część II. A. Puszkin, M. Lermontow, Kraków 1990, [co-authorship with Lucjan Suchanek];

Wizja kultury w twórczości Wiaczesława Iwanowa, Kraków: Wydawnictwo UJ 2000.

Selected articles:

The Devil in 19th - century Russian Poetry, "Slavia Orientalis" 1992, № 2, p. 17-24;

Types and Functions of Metaphor in Russian Poetry of Late Romanticism, "Essays in Poetics. Joumal of the Neo-Formalist Circle", 1993, vol. 18, № 2, p. 69-84;

Поэтическая мариология Вячеслава Иванова, [in:] Studia Litteraria Polono-Slavica, Warszawa 1993, p. 41-51;

On some Aspects of Osip Mandel'shtam's Image of the West, "Slavia Orientalis" 1998, № 3, p. 455-463;

Viacheslav Ivanov's Concept of Time, [in:] Neo-Formalist Papers. Contributions to the Silver Jubilee Conference to Mark 25 Years of the Neo-Formalist Circle, ed. by J. Andrew and R. Reid, Studies in Slavic Literatures and Poetics, vol. 32, Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi 1998, p. 30-44;

Польская душа и русская идея в творчестве Вячеслава Иванова, [in:] Поляки и русские. Взаимипонимание и взаимонепонимание, Москва: Издательство "Индрик" 2000, p. 162-169;

РоссияЕвропа и большевизм глазами авторов книги "Царство Антихриста", [in:] Картина мира и человека в литературе и мысли русской эмиграции. Obraz świat i człowieka literaturze i myśli emigracji rosyjskiej, ed. A. Dudek, Kraków 2003, p. 233-245;

Идеи блаженного Августина в поэтическом восприятии Вяч. Иванова, „Europa Orientalis. Studi e Ricerche sui Paesi e le Culture dell'Est Europeo" (Italy, Rome) 2002, numero 1, p. 353–366;

Gogol's Vision of Culture, [in:] „Essays in Poetics. The Journal of the British Neo-Formalist Circle" 2004, vol. 29, p.17-30;

The Motif of Insanity in Chekhov's Works: Literary Functions and Anthropological Connotations, "Essays in Poetics. The Journal of the British Neo-Formalist Circle", 30, 2005. Chekhov Special Issues in Two Volumes. Volume I: Aspects of Chekhov, p. 60-74;

Адам Мицкевич глазами русских символистов (ДМережковский и ВИванов), [in:] Адам Мицкевич и польский романтизм в русской культуре, ed. В.А. Хорев; Науч. совет Российской Академии Наук "История мировой культуры". Институт Славяноведения, Москва: Наука 2007, p. 189-199;

Духовный облик русской интеллигенции в оценке Дмитрия Мережковского, [in:] Сборник „Вехи" в контексте русской культуры", eds А. А. Тахо-Годи, Е. А. Тахо-Годи, Российская Академия Наук – Научный Совет „История Мировой Культуры" Москва: „Наука" 2007, p. 169-178;

Между Акрополем и Пантеоном. Античный мир в творчестве Д. Мережковского, [in:] Античность и культура Серебряного века. К 85- летию А. А. Тахо-Годи", Российская Академия Наук – Научный Совет „История Мировой Культуры", Москва: „Наука" 2010, p. 224-230;

На пути к „внутреннему человеку". Концепция самопознания в творчестве Вячеслава Иванова, [in:] Вячеслав Иванов. Исследования и материалы. Вып. 1, ed. К. Ю. Лаппо-Данилевский, А. Б. Шишкин, Российская Академия Наук. Институт Русской Литературы (Пушкинский Дом), Санкт-Петербург: Издательство Пушкинского Дома 2010, p. 53-64;

Ностальгия по СССР как антропологический фактор в мысли Сергея Кара-Мурзы, [in:] Areál Ruska ve světle historických výroči (1709, 1812, 1941, 1991): jazyk – literatura – dějiny kultury, ed. I. Pospišil, J. Šaur, Brno: Masarykova Univerzita 2012, p. 39-55; 

Герои Достоевского в анализах Вяч. Иванова и Д. Мережковского [in:] Ф.М. Достоевский и культура серебряного века: традиции, трактовки, трансформации", Античная комиссия Научного Совета «История мировой культуры» РАН, Лосевская комиссия Научного Совета «История мировой культуры» РАН, Культурно-просветительское общество «Лосевскиe беседы», Библиотека истории русской философии, и культуры «Дом А.Ф. Лосева», Москва: Водолей 2013, p. 132-146.

Marcin Fatalski

Position: assistant professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora

Academic interests: history of international relations, U.S. political and economic history, U.S. foreign policy, development studies

Courses taught: Economic development of the United States, Canada and Latin America

International experiences:

Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen

Universitat de Barcelona

Main publications:

„Widmo rewolucji. Polityka USA wobec Ameryki Południowej 1961-1968,"/ "The Specter of Revolution. U.S. Policy toward South America 1961-1968", Kraków 2011.

"U.S. Role in Chilean Politics (1961-1964)," in U.S. Foreign Policy. Theory, Mechanisms and Practice, ed. by Andrzej Mania, Paweł Laidler, Łukasz Wordliczek, 283-289 (Kraków 2007).

„Między antykomunizmem a demokracją. Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki wobec sytuacji politycznej wArgentynie 1961-1963"/ Between Anti-communism and Democracy: the USA and the Argentine Politics 1961-1963, in Doświadczenie demokracji w Ameryce Łacińskiej, 215-226, ed. Marta Kania, Anna Kaganiec-Kamieńska (Kraków 2008).

„Doktryna Manna. Wokół założeń polityki Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec Ameryki Łacińskiej w latach sześćdziesiątych XX wieku"/The Mann Doctrine: on U.S. Policy towards Latin America in the 1960s, in Amerykomania. Księga jubileuszowa Prof. dra hab. AndrzejaMani, ed. Włodzimierz Bernacki and Adam Walaszek, 85-97 (Kraków 2009). "U.S. Diplomacy and the Brazilian Coup d'état of 1964," Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies" 12 (2011): 53-61.

"The United States and the fall of the Trujillo Regime." Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies;14 (2013): 7-18.

"Paradoxes of a modernization theory in the U.S. policy: petrifying authoritarianism and building client states in the third world during the cold war" in: Evolving dependency relations: Old and New Approaches, Poznań 2014.

Paweł Frankowski

Position: PhD with habilitation in Political Science, Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and IR

Courses taught: Theories of International Relations, An Analysis of Contemporary International Politics, International Security

Research interests: Regional security in East Africa, space policy, labour standards and social conditionality in free trade agreements, history of European integration, paradiplomacy of sub-national actors, contemporary American foreign policy, federal studies

Current research projects: Role of labour standards in EU free trade agreements and preferential trade arrangements Modes of governance for trans-border security in Canada and the United States Origins of European space policy


University of St. Gallen / Conférence des Recteurs des Universités Suisses – SCIEX Fellow (2011-2012 – postdoc)

Háskóli Íslands / University of Iceland, postdoc, Alþjóðamálastofnun / Institute of International Affairs (2010-2011 – postdoc)

Natolin European Centre/European University Institute in Florence (June-August 2010 – visiting fellow),

US State of Department/ Fulbright Fellowship (SUSI Program on US Foreign Policy, June-July 2008 – visiting fellow)

Selected publications:

  • Patrolling Power Europe: The Role of Satellite Observation in EU Border [in:] Management EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security Technology, Externalization and Accountability, ed. R Bossong, H. Carrapico, Springer 2016, pp. 65-80.
  • External Policies of American states in shaping U.S. foreign policy [Polityki zewnętrzne stanów amerykańskich w procesie kształtowania polityki zagranicznej Stanów Zjednoczonych], Wydawnictwo UMCS, Lublin 2014, pp. 453
  • Economic Partnership Agreementes as an instrument of regional integration promotion in Sub-Saharan Africa, "Natolin Papers", nr 44, Warsaw 2011, pp. 172
  • European Union – Sub-Saharan Africa. Determinants – mechanisms – effectiveness of cooperation [Unia Europejska – Afryka Subsaharyjska. Uwarunkowania – mechanizmy – efektywność współpracy], Wydawnictwo UMCS, Lublin 2011, pp. 262 (co-author Irma Słomczyńska)
  • American Hegemony in Turbulence Conditions [Hegemonia Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki w warunkach turbulencji], Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2006, pp. 214
  • Grafted or Crafted: Federal Endeavors in East Africa and East Asia, „Asian Ethnicity" 2014, vol. 15, issue 2, pp. 222-236 doi:10.1080/14631369.2014.880590
  • Regional comparative studiem as an approach for analysis of international relations [Regionalne studia porównawcze jako podejście analityczne w badaniu stosunków międzynarodowych], „Polski Przegląd Stosunków Międzynarodowych" nr 2 2012, pp. 134-150
  • American Politics 2012: A Far Cry from Middle Ground, "Polish Quarterly of International Affairs" nr 3 2012, pp. 27-43
  • Future of the U.PP. Strategy towards the New Europe Countries, [w:] Quo vadis America? Conceptualizing Change in American Democracy, Bohdan Szklarski (ed.), Frankfurt am Main 2011, pp. 227-235
  • One World and Many Orders? [in:] Order and Disorder in the International System, ed. Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, Ashgate, Aldershot 2010, pp. 97-115
  • Efficiency before Effectiveness: Mills of Justice and Home Affairs [w:] European Union – present and future, W. Gizicki, (ed.), Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2009, pp. 95-107.
  • New and Old Europe in the U.PP. Foreign Policy [w:] Beyond Borderpp. External Relations of the European Union, ed. J. Janczak, Poznań 2008, pp. 93-99.
  • Empire for Hire? Possibility of the U.PP. Withdrawal from International Politics [w:] U.PP. Foreign Policy. Theory, Mechanisms, Practice, red. A. Mania, P. Laidler, Ł. Wordliczek, Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2007, pp. 441-449.

Marcin Gabryś

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora

Courses taught

  • Historia Kanady (History of Canada)
  • Wprowadzenie do problematyki kanadyjskiej (Introduction to Canadian Problems)
  • Konwersatorium z problematyki kanadyjskiej (Seminar on Canadian Issues)
  • System polityczny Kanady (Canadian Political System)
  • Wybrane współczesne problemy polityczne Kanady (Contemporary Political Problems of Canada)
  • Stosunki kanadyjsko-amerykańskie (Canadian-American Relations)
  • Środowisko geograficzne Ameryki Północnej (Geography of North America)
  • Energetyczne aspekty bezpieczeństwa (Energy Security)
  • International Relations in the U.S., Canada, Latin America

Research interests

Canadian foreign relations, especially with the United States, political system of Canada, Canadian Arctic issues, mainly on geopolitical status of the region and Arctic governance

Current research project

Canada as a Selective Power. Canada's Role and International Position after 1989 - Research Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

Grants and fellowships:

2013 – Visiting scholar – Western Washington University, USA

2011, 2012 – Visiting researcher University of Ottawa, Canada

2012 – Research Grant Faculty Research Program, Understanding Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

2011 – Research Grant Faculty Enrichment Program, Understanding Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Selected publications:


  • Stosunki kanadyjsko-amerykańskie w polityce premiera Pierre'a Elliotta Trudeau 1968 1984 [Canadian-American Relations in the Politics of Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1968-1984], Jagiellonian University Press, 2010.
  • M. Gabrys, M. Modrzejewska, State and Society - Canadian Social, Political and Legal Thought, Katowice: Wydawnictwo Para 2012
  • Towards Critical Multiculturalism: Dialogues Between / Among Canadian Diasporas, Ed. E. Bijnowska, M. Gabryś, T. Sikora, Katowice: Wydawnictwo Para 2011.


  • From the Northwest Passage to the Canadian Inland Waters: Political History of the Canadian Arctic Waters, „Ad Americam", vol. 9, 2008.

Book chapters:

  • Dziedzictwo Pierre'a Trudeau. Strategia Kanady w odniesieniu do zagrożeń ekologicznych i problemu suwerenność nad wodami Arktyki na przełomie lat 60. i 70. XX wieku i obecnie [in:] Współpraca i rywalizacja międzynarodowa w regionie Arktyki na początku XXI wieku, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2012 – chapter in print
  • Komisja Rzeki St. Croix 1796-1798 i początek pokojowego rozstrzygania sporów w stosunkach kanadyjsko-amerykańskich [St. Croix River Commission 1796-1798 as the Begining of Peaceful Settlement of Disputesin Canadian-American Relations] [in:] "Amerykomania II', ed. by A. Walaszek, W. Bernacki, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 2012.
  • After Clarity Act: Canadian Politics and the Québec problem, [in:] "From the foundation of the City of Québec to Present-Day Canada 1608–2008. Retrospections, Paths of Change, Challenges", ed. by K. Jarosz, Z. Szatanik, J. Warmuzińska-Rogóż, Katowice, 2009.

Łukasz Gacek

Dr Łukasz Gacek

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University

Course taught: History of East and South Asia Research interests: International relations of East Asia, Political systems of East Asia, Energy security

Research visits:

China, Shanghai (September 2004 – July 2005)

China, Xiamen University (September 2010 – July 2011)

Selected publications:

Łukasz Gacek, Chińskie elity polityczne w XX wieku, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2009.

Łukasz Gacek, Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne Chin. Aktywność państwowych przedsiębiorstw na rynkach zagranicznych, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012.

Łukasz Gacek, Ewa Trojnar, Pokojowe negocjacje czy twarda gra? Rozwój stosunków ponad Cieśniną Tajwańską, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012.

„The Communist System in China – inspirations from the past" [in:] Confucian Tradition. Towards the New Century, ed. A. W. Jelonek, B.S. Zemanek, Kraków 2008.

Dialog across the Taiwan Strait: what does the peaceful reunification mean? [in:] ed. E. Trojnar, The Taiwan Issues, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012.

Oil in Chinese foreign Policy", [in:] Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, ed. Roman Sławiński, no. 23, AKSON Publishers, Warsaw 2009.

„The new global leader in a clean energy race. The green development in China", [in:] Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia, ed. Roman Sławiński, no. 24, AKSON Publishers, Warsaw 2011.

"Chinese Communist Party strategy on revitalize Confucian values", [in:] Renwen Guoji (Humanities International), ed. Sheng Jia, No. 4, Xiamen University Press, Xiamen 2011.

Karolina Golemo

Dr. Karolina Golemo

Position: Assistant Professor at the Chair of Ethnocultural Politics, Institute of Area Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Research interests: Italian and Spanish culture & society, ethnic stereotypes and media images, immigration issues, political culture

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

Visiting Professor at the Roma Tre University in Rome (Italy), Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione (May 2013)

Visiting Professor at the Castilla La–Mancha University (Spain), Campus de Cuenca, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales and Facultad de Periodismo (April 2011, March 2012)

Visiting Scholar at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan (2002)

Research Fellowship of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2007) at the "La Sapienza" University in Rome

Research Fellowship of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2009) at the Roma Tre University in Rome

Award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University

Collaboration with the research center Immigrazione Dossier Statistico in Rome (Italy)

Courses taught: Theory of Intercultural Relations, Sociology of Culture, Patterns of Multiculturalism: the case of Italy, Multiculturalism in Spain, Stereotypes and Images of "Others" in the Media and in Symbolic Culture

Current research projects:

Identity and integration models of immigrants' children in Catalonia

Italian separatism: the case of Padania

Italian political culture

Marta Golonka

Dr Marta Golonka holds a Phd in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics, where she also obtained her MSc. Having travelled and lived abroad in various countries, she received her preliminary education and BA from the University of Texas in Austin, in Russian and East European Studies.

Dr Golonka specialises in the area of international economic relations. She has lectured at the LSE, Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She teaches courses related to international relations, finance, trade, development, comparative political economy and globalisation.

She has worked for the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels.

Arkadiusz Górnisiewicz

Dr Arkadiusz Górnisiewicz

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Courses taught: Introduction to Modernity

Research interests: history of modern political and legal thought, political philosophy, theory of the state, philosophy of history, theories of modernity, political theology

Selected publications:


Nowoczesność, nihilizm, polityka. Wokół myśli Karla Löwitha, Wydawnictwo Marek Derewiecki, Kęty 2014. 

The Problem of Political Theology, ed. by P. Armada, A. Górnisiewicz and K. Matuszek, Akademia Ignatianum-Wydawnictwo WAM, Kraków 2012.

Modernity and What Has Been Lost. Considerations on the Legacy of Leo Strauss, ed. by  P. Armada and A. Górnisiewicz, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków; St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend, Indiana 2011.


Existentialism as a Political Problem in Karl Löwith’s Thought, “History of European Ideas”, vol.42, no.7, 2016.

Nowożytne przemiany pojęcia wroga na tle przekształceń nomosu Ziemi. Z zagadnień ładu międzynarodowego w myśli Carla Schmitta, „Horyzonty Polityki”, vol. 6, nr 15, 2015.

Czy należy powstrzymywać koniec? Debata o teologii politycznej Carla Schmitta z udziałem Arkadiusza Górnisiewicz, Grzegorza Jankowicza i Andrzeja Serafina, „Przegląd Polityczny”, nr 129, 2015.

Starożytność na szczycie nowoczesności, [w:] Boska radość powtórzenia. Idea wiecznego powrotu, red. M. Proszak, A.Szklarska, A.Żymełka, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2014.

Karl Löwith i Erik Peterson. Kilka uwag o filiacji idei, „44/Czterdzieści i Cztery”, nr 7/2013.

Nominalizm, narodziny nowoczesności i problem jej legitymizacji w Die Legitimität der Neuzeit Hansa Blumenberga, [w:] Mit, metafora, sekularyzacja. Wprowadzenie do filozofii Hansa Blumenberga, red. R. Marszałek, Wydawnictwo Scholar, Warszawa 2013.

The Problem of the Closure of any Political Theology. Remarks on the Controversy between Erik Peterson and Carl Schmitt, [w:] The Problem of Political Theology, red.   P. Armada, A. Górnisiewicz, K. Matuszek, Wydawnictwo Ignatianum – WAM, Kraków 2012.

O platonizmie Nietzschego, [w:] B. Banasiak, P. Pieniążek (red.), Nietzsche a tradycja antyczna, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2012.

Karl Löwith i Leo Strauss. Rozmowa o nowoczesności, “Przegląd Polityczny”, nr 101, 2010.

Karl Löwith and Leo Strauss on Modernity, Secularization, and Nihilism, [w:] P. Armada, A. Górnisiewicz (red.), Modernity and What Has Been Lost. Considerations on the Legacy of Leo Strauss, JUP, Kraków – St. Augustine’s Press, South Bend 2010.

Zrozumieć nowoczesność. Wprowadzenie do myśli Karla Löwitha, „Kronos”, nr 2, 2010. profile:

Marcin Grabowski

Marcin Grabowski, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.

Marcin has graduated in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He studied at Columbia University in the City of New York (School of International and Public Affairs), George Washington University in Washington (Sigur Center for Asian Studies), and University of California, San Diego, where he completed the Global Leadership Institute program. He has prepared a Ph.D. dissertation The United States and the Economic Integration of the Pacific Rim since 1989, with a Special Focus on APEC and ASEAN, awarded in Jozef Kukulka Contest for the Best Dissertation Dealing with the Theory of International Relations.

Marcin's research interests focus on the Asia-Pacific Rim, especially institutional arrangements of the region (APEC, ASEM, ASEAN, EAS, ARF, SAARC), American and Chinese foreign policies, theories of IR and the International Economics. He conducted his research i.a. at Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy in Seoul, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies of the Waseda University in Tokyo, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research (EABER) in Canberra or Nordic Institute of Asian Studies in Copenhagen. He served as an advisor to the Polish Minister of Higher Education and Science – in the framework of the Young Scholars' Council (2011-2013).

At the IRAS program, Marcin Grabowski teaches International Relations of the 20th Century, U.S. Foreign Policy after the End of Cold War, International Relations in the Americas (together with Marcin Gabryś), Regional Integration and Economic Relations in the Asia-Pacific (together with Ewa Trojnar) and International Relations in the Asia-Pacific (together with Ewa Trojnar).

Selected publications:


M. Grabowski, Rywalizacja czy integracja: Procesy i organizacje integracyjne w regionie Azji i Pacyfiku na przełomie XX i XXI wieku, Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2015, ss. 312 [M. Grabowski, Cooperation or Competition: Integration Processes and Organizations in the Asia-Pacific at the Turn of 20th and 21st Centuries, Ksiegarnia Akademicka, Krakow 2015, pp. 325]

M. Grabowski, K. Kozak, G. Toth (eds.), The United States as a Divided Nation: Past and Present, Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 2014, pp. 320.

M. Grabowski, Wiek Pacyfiku: Polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec regionu Azji i Pacyfiku po 1989 r., Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2012 [M. Grabowski, The Pacific Century: U.S. Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region since 1989, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2012].

M. Grabowski, P. Laidler (eds.), The World in Economic Crisis: Remarks from the SYLFF Community, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2012, pp. 141.

M. Grabowski (red.), Stosunki międzynarodowe we współczesnym świecie: regiony i problemy, Goblin Studio, Kraków 2011 [M. Grabowski (ed.), International Relations in the Contemporary World: Regions and Problems, Goblin Studio, Krakow 2011].

Scholarly Journal Articles:

M. Grabowski, S. Wyciślak, Problem of Contagion in Complex Systems, „Jagiellonian Journal of Management", vol. 1, no. 2, 2015, pp. 105-118.

"Korean Unification Prospects and the United States' Policy", Ad Americam, vol. 14, 2013, pp. 37-49.

"The U.S. and China in Africa – Conflict or Collaboration", Ad Americam, vol. 12, 2011.

Stany Zjednoczone w regionie Azji i Pacyfiku – cele i założenia polityki po 1989 r., „Politeja", nr 14, 2011 ["The United States in the Asia-Pacific – Aims and Objectives of American Policy since 1989", Politeja, vol. 14, 2011].

"The Asia-Pacific Community – Conditions, Feasibility and U.S. Role" – Ad Americam, vol. 11, 2010.

Koncepcja biegunowości w systemach międzynarodowych regionu Azji i Pacyfiku „Politeja", nr 12, 2009. ["The Concept of Polarity in International Systems of the Asia-Pacific", Politeja, vol. 12, 2009].

"The Main Dimensions of Sino-American Relations 1989-2001", Ad Americam, vol. 6, 2005.

Book chapters:

M. Grabowski, S. Wyciślak, Contagion and Self-Learning in Asian Economic Crises 1997-1998 and 2008-2010: Case Study of Malaysia, in: B. Drelich – Skulska, A. H. Jankowiak, S. Mazurek (eds.), Dimensions of Regional Processes in the Asia- Pacific Region, Research Papers no. 413, Publishing House of Wrocław University of Economics, Wrocław 2015.

Instytucjonalizacja współpracy regionalnej Azji i Pacyfiku, w: A. Jarczewska, J. Zajączkowski (red.), Region Pacyfiku w latach 1985-2015: Przykład ciągłości i zmiany w regionalnym systemie międzynarodowym, Wydawnictwo Naukowe „Scholar", Warszawa 2015, ss. 152-174. [Institutionalization of Regional Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, in: A. Jarczewska, J. Zajączkowski (eds.), Asia-Pacific Region 1985-2015: Change and Continuity in the Regional International System, Scholar, Warszawa 2015, pp. 152-174.]

The Role of Transnational Integration in Forming of Northeast Asian Community, w: B. Skulska, A.H. Jankowiak, S. Mazurek (eds.), Redefinition of the Role of Asia-Pacific region in the Global Economy, Research Papers of Wrocław University of Economics, Publishing House of Wroclaw University of Economics, Wrocław 2014.

Andrzej Mania, Marcin Grabowski, Role Departamentu Stanu w polityce USA wobec Chińskiej Republiki Ludowej w okresie pierwszej kadencji prezydenckiej Baracka Obamy (2009-2013), w: M. Pietraś, H. Dumała, B. Surmacz, A. Ziętek (red.), Teoria i praktyka stosunków międzynarodowych: Dziedzictwo intelektualne profesora Ziemowita Jacka Pietrasia, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin 2014, ss. 389-404. [Andrzej Mania, Marcin Grabowski, U.S. Department of State in the U.S. Policy towards the People's Republic of China in the First Barack Obama Presidential Term (2009-2013), in: M. Pietraś, H. Dumała, B. Surmacz, A. Ziętek (eds.), Theory and Practice of International Relations: Intellectual Heritage of Professor Ziemowit Jacek Pietras, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska Press, Lublin 2014, pp. 389-404].

Czy Azja Wschodnia jest gotowa na wspólną walutę?, w: J. Marszałek Kawa, R. Gawłowski (red.), W kierunku nowego ładu gospodarczego – rola Azji w XXI wieku, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2014, ss. 93-117 [Is East Asia Ready for a Common Currency?, in: J. Marszalek-Kawa, R. Gawlowski (eds.), Towards a New Economic Order: Role of Asia in the 21st Century, Adam Marszalek Press, Torun 2014, pp. 93-117].

Rola polityki zagranicznej Japonii w procesach integracyjnych w Basenie Pacyfiku, ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem APEC, w: M. Chorośnicki et al. (red.), Nowe strategie na nowy wiek: Granice i możliwości integracji regionalnych i globalnych, Krakowska Oficyna Naukowa Kontekst, Kraków 2013, ss. 333-344 [The Role of Japanese Foreign Policy in Integration of the Asia-Pacific, Focusing on APEC, in: M. Chorośnicki et al. (eds.), New Strategies for a New Century: Options and Limits for Regional and Global Integration, Kontekst, Kraków 2013, pp. 333-344].

Monetary Integration in Europe and Asia and Economic Crises, in: M. Grabowski, P. Laidler (eds.), The World in Economic Crisis: Remarks from the SYLFF Community, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2012, pp. 57-73.

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement jako szansa na zmianę pozycji USA w architekturze regionalnej Azji i Pacyfiku, w: J. Marszałek-Kawa (red.), Azjatyckie życie gospodarcze na początku XXI wieku, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2012, ss. 46-76 ["Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement as a Prospect for Change of the U.S. Role in the Asia-Pacific Regional Architecture", in: J. Marszałek-Kawa (ed.), Asian Economy in the Beginning of the 21st Century, Adam Marszalek Press, Toruń 2012, pp. 46-76].

Will Trans-Pacific Strategic Partnership Agreement increase the competitiveness of the Asia-Pacific region?, w: B. Skulska, A. Jankowiak (eds.), Faces of Competitiveness in Asia Pacific, Publishing House of Wroclaw University of Economics, Wroclaw 2011.

Rola Korei w Polityce USA wobec Azji Wschodniej po 1989 r., W. Bernacki, A. Walaszek (red.), Amerykomania II, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2012 ["Korea's Role in the U.S. Policy towards East Asia since 1989", in: W. Bernacki, A. Walaszek (eds.), Amerykomania II, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2012].

Perspektywy przekształceń struktury instytucjonalnej regionu Azji i Pacyfiku w świetle propozycji australijskiego premiera Kevina Rudda, w: Wartości azjatyckie: polityka i prawa człowieka, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2010. ["Prospects of Asia-Pacific Institutional Architecture Transfomation in the Light of Kevin Rudds Proposal," in: Asian Values: Politics and the Human Rights, Adam Marszalek Press, Torun 2010].

Rola Stanów Zjednoczonych w Systemie Regionalnym Azji i Pacyfiku w początkach XXI w., w: J. Marszałek-Kawa (red.), Znaczenie państw azjatyckich we współczesnym świecie, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2008. ["U.S. Role in the Regional System of Asia-Pacific at the Dawn of the 21st Century", in J. Marszalek-Kawa (ed.), Significance of Asian Countries in the Contemporary World, Adam Marszalek Press, Torun 2008].

Selected Problems of the U.S. Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region after 1989, in: A. Mania, P. Laidler, Ł. Wordliczek (eds.), U.S. Foreign Policy: Theory, Mechanisms, Practice, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2007.

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Artur Gruszczak

Prof. dr hab. Artur Gruszczak

Position: Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies; Head of the National Security Department at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations

Research interests: strategic studies; transformation of war; security governance; European intelligence cooperation, privatization of security

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

Associate Fellow at the European Centre Natolin in Warsaw

Coordinator of Forum "EU Justice and Home Affairs" (2004-2005)

Member of the TEAM EUROPE, a group of experts on European integration established by the Delegation of the European Commission in Poland (2010-2016)

Chairman of the Group of Experts on the protection of fundamental rights in the EU area of freedom, security and justice advising the Polish Ombudsman (2009-2010)

Member of the Advisory Group of Statewatch in London (since 2010)

Adviser to Observatoire des think tanks in Paris (since 2013)

Founding member of Europeans for Competitive and Strategic Intelligence in Brussels

Visiting Fellow or Scholar in Vienna (1994), Bogota (1996), São Paulo (1997), Madrid (1998), Rochester, NY (2002); ERASMUS Visiting Professor in Bergen (2009), Murcia (2010), Barcelona (2011), Sevilla (2012), Granada (2014), Burgos (2016), Braga (2017). Member of International Political Science Association (IPSA); American Political Science Association (APSA); International Studies Association (ISA); Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA); European Union Studies Association (EUSA).

Prof. Gruszczak holds NATO Research Fellowship for the Study of Democratic Institutions. He was awarded research grants from Open Society Institute, Jean Monnet Project for Poland and Polish National Science Centre.

He provided expertise in security, migration and intelligence matters for the Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Office of the Polish Prime Minister, the European Parliament and independent analytical institutions, such as Statewatch, Oxford Analytica and GLOBSEC.

IRAS courses taught:

War and Conflict (WSM-BA-IRAS-37); Human Security (WSM-BA-IRAS-215); Terrorism and Counterterrorism (WSM-BA-IRAS-194); Diploma Thesis Seminar (WSM-BA-IRAS-50).


Selected publications


Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War (co-editor with Paweł Frankowski). London – New York: Routledge, 2018.

Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Regional and Global Security (co-editor with Paweł Frankowski). London – New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Intelligence Security in the European Union: Building A Strategic Intelligence Community. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Euro-Atlantic Security Policy: Between NATO Summits in Newport and Warsaw (editor). Kraków: Instytut Studiów Strategicznych, 2015.


„Building the EU’s resilience: the role of intelligence community”. In Security Beyond the State: The EU in an Age of Transformation, ed. by Daniela Irrera and Claudia Morsut.  Opladen – Berlin – Toronto: Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2018, pp. 54-73.

European Borders in Turbulent Times: The case of the Central Mediterranean ‘Extended Borderland’”, Politeja, 2017, no. 5 (50), pp. 23-45; DOI:

„Police and Customs Cooperation Centres and Their Role in EU Internal Security Governance”. In EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security. Technology, Externalization and Accountability, ed. by Raphael Bossong and Helena Carrapico, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2016, pp. 157-175.

"Poland: The Special Services since the Independence”. In The Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures, ed. by Bob de Graaff and James M. Nyce, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, pp. 279-290.

“EU Criminal Intelligence Model - Problems and Issues”. In EU Criminal Law and Crime Policy. Values, Principles and Methods, ed. by Joanna Beata Banach-Gutierrez and Chris Harding, London – New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 149-167.

“Establishing an EU law enforcement fusion centre”, European Journal of Policing Studies 2016, 4 (1), pp. 103-124.

„Resilience and mitigation in security management: concepts and concerns”, Forum Scientiae Oeconomia, 2016, 4, no. 1, pp. 7-23.

„NATO as a smart actor of global security”. In 15 Years of Polish membership in NATO. Experiences & future challenges, ed. by Michał Matyasik. Kraków: KONTekst, 2015, pp. 37-48.

„Poland: A Skillfull Player”. In  The European Union and the member states, ed. by Eleanor E. Zeff and Ellen B. Pirro, 3rd ed.  Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015, pp. 259-278.

“EU Intelligence-led Policing: The Case of Counter-terrorism Cooperation”. In New Challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy, ed. by Maria O’Neill, Ken Swinton and Aron Winter. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 16-39.

“EU security privatization – the Nordic model”. In Dyplomacja w życiu. Życie w dyplomacji, ed. by Jerzy Jaskiernia and Wojciech Saletra. Kielce: Perpetuum Mobile, 2014, pp. 139-153.

„Rules of the game: A framework for analysis”. In Odmiany współczesnej nauki o polityce, ed. by Piotr Borowiec, Robert Kłosowicz and Paweł Ścigaj, vol. II. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2014, pp. 325-339.

„The external dimension of EU intelligence cooperation: In search of Euro-Atlantic synergies” (co-author: Piotr Rakowski), Internal Security, 2012, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 7-31.

"Immigration control and securing the EU's external borders". In The EU's Shifting Borders. Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications in the New Neighbourhood, ed. by Elżbieta Stadtmüller and Klaus Bachmann, Routledge: Basingstoke and New York, 2011, pp. 213-226.


Adam Wacław Jelonek

Position: Prof. Dr. Adam Wacław Jelonek is a Professor and Head of the Institute of Middle and Far East at Jagiellonian University. Rector's Representative for Internalization. Chair for East and South East Asia at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University.

About: He specializes in Political Science, Sociology, and Business Administration. His research interests include political anthropology, theories of social development, political systems of East Asia. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at the University of Warsaw. MBA at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Ph.D. in humanities from the Institute of Sociology of the Warsaw University. Habilitation at the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology in 2005. Between 2010 and 2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines. Later advisor for the armament affairs in the Ministry of National Defense. He was also an underground activist of Federation of Fighting Youth and Confederation of Independent Poland.

Selected publications: 

Rewolucja Czerwonych Khmerów 1975-1979, Warszawa, 1998 (Khmer Rouges Revolution).

W stronę nieliberalnej demokracji, Warszawa 2002 (Towards a non-liberal democracy).

Dylematy konsocjonalizmu. Przypadek Malezji, Warszawa 2004 (Dilemmas of Consociationalism).

Wietnamczycy – Systemy-Wartości-Stereotypy Zachodu (red.), Warszawa 2004 (The Wietnamese – Systems-Values-Stereotypes).

Historia Kambodży, Warszawa 2008 (History of Cambodia).

Confucianism. China Towards the New Century (współredaktor B. Zemanek), Kraków 2008.

Zarządzanie międzykulturowe, (współredaktor B. Glinka), Kraków 2010 (Cross-cultural management).

Separatyzm, wielokulturowość i budowa państwa narodowego w Tajlandii, Kraków 2011 (Separatism, multiculturalism and the building of a nation state in Thailand).

Selected courses taught:

Diplomatic protocol, History of Southeast Asia, Political systems of East Asia, Revolution of Khmer Rouges, Multi-ethnic society of Malaysia, Cross-cultural management, Nation and nationalism In Thailand, History of Asia

Dariusz Juruś

dr hab. Dariusz Juruś

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Intercultural Studies, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Research interests: contemporary political philosophy, libertarianism, ethics, contemporary aesthetics

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

Scholarships: Ruhr Universität Bochum, Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, St. John’s College Oxford, Internationale Akademie für Philosophie, Liechtenstein

Courses taught: Cultural Dimensions of Human Rights, History of Philosophy, Language and Culture, Contemporary Aesthetic Doctrines, Values in Contemporary Culture, Cultural Dimension of Architecture


Selected publications:


W poszukiwaniu podstaw libertarianizmu (In search of the foundations of libertarianism), Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2012.

Dzieje własności prywatnej. Od starożytności do współczesności, wybór i wstęp, Fijorr Publishing, Warszawa 2014.



‘Is classical liberalism a source of libertarianism?’, Res Publica. Revista de Historia de las Ideas Políticas, Vol. 19 Núm. 2 (2016), pp. 437-458.

‘Left and right libertarianism’, Kultura i Edukacja, nr 2(112) 2016, pp. 91-101.

‘Virtue and Care in Modern Ethics’, Relacje Międzykulturowe, nr 2(2), Kraków 2017, pp. 11-24.

Wawrzyniec Konarski

Professor Wawrzyniec Konarski, Ph.D.

Position: Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Area Studies, Head of the Chair of Ethnocultural Politics, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Research Interests: political systems & parties and party systems; socio-political transformation processes; political history; contemporary nationalism; intra-regionalism in comparative perspective; independence oriented terrorism; ethnicity and politics; media and politics; politicization of migrants

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

2015 r. - Research Council of the journal "Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska. Sectio Balcaniensis et Carpathiensis", issued by the Maria-Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin.

2014 - .Editorial Board of "Studia Iuridica et Politica Jaurinensis", e-journal of the Széchenyi István University in Györ (Hungary).

2013 - .Editorial Board of "Irish-Polish Society Yearbook", Dublin (Ireland).  

Visiting lecturer at the (selected places):

I.E. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Sciences in Kyiv, Ukraine (March 2013); Istvan Szechenyi University in Györ, Hungary (March 2013 & July 2006); Universidad de Complutense in Madrid, Spain (July 2012); Universidad de Santiago, Chile (July 2009); Viadrina University in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany (2002); Academia Istropolitana Nova in Sväty Jur, Slovakia (February of: 2000 & 1999); House of Europe in Zagreb, Croatia (August - 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999); International Education Center – Europe in Svendborg, Denmark (1989, 1990, 1992, 1999); Prešov University, Slovakia (October 1998); American University in Washington D.C., USA (July & August 1995); Århus University, Denmark (1990, 1991, 1992); Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, and Swedish School of Social and Communal Workers' – both located in Helsinki, Finland (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992); University of Helsinki, Finland (1987, 1988, 1992); University College Dublin, Ireland (1991) 2

Research Fellowship of the United States Information Agency for the participation in the International Salzburg Seminar (Salzburg, 1996)

Research Scholarship of the United States Information Agency for the participation in the Summer Institute in the American Political System (American University, Washington D.C., 1995)

Research Scholarship of the Finnish Ministry of Education (University of Helsinki, 1991)

Deputy president of the Polish Committee of Cooperation with the Club of Rome (since 2011)

Deputy president of the Polish Political Science Association (2007-2010)

Silver Medal for Long-lasting Service - awarded by President of Poland (2010)

Awards of the Rector of the University of Warsaw

Awards of the Rector of the Higher School of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw

Courses taught: History of Political Institutions, Contemporary Political Systems, Parties and Party Systems, Mythologization of Politics, National & Ethnic Minorities, Irish Nationalism, Political System of Ireland, New Social Movements, Regionalism in Poland and Europe, Systemic Transformations in Contemporary World, Polish Politics until Twentieth Century, Newest Polish Political History, Poland in the Central-Eastern Europe: Selected Political Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Politics of West-European States, History of International Relations, Contemporary International Relations, Ethnopolitics, Ethnonational Conflicts in Europe, Politicized Ethnicity of Central-Eastern Europe: A Historical and Comparative Analysis, Commenting Politics in Media, Research Prolegomena to Ethno-Regional Studies

Current Research Projects:

Broken Dialogue (a Docudrama movie of the Foundation of Film Culture)

International research project: Varieties of Democracy - University of
Gothenburg (Sweden), Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame
(USA), Lund University (Sweden) i Boston University (USA): August 2013 -
October 2013 & January 2014 and December 2015)

Selected publications:

Selected books: 

Kryzys przywództwa we współczesnej polityce (The Crisis of Leadership in the Contemporary Politics), edited with Agnieszka Durska and Szymon Bachrynowski, co-author of Introduction and author of Aneks, Academica Wydawnictwo SWPS, Warszawa 2011, 576 p.

Deutschland – Polen. Sich näher kommen: Ansichten deutscher und polnischer Studenten, edited, co-author of Einführung and author of "Der Gute Deutsche" in der polnischen Geschichte, oder Beitrag zur Schaffung positiver nationaler Stereotypen im Zeitalter der europäischen Integration and Vom Herausgeber, Verl. Media Foran, Warszawa 2007, 128 p.

Bałkany: Etnokulturowe podłoże konfliktów (The Balkans: Ethnocultural Roots of the Conflicts), edited with Adam Koseski, co-author of Introduction and author of the article Nacjonalizm i pojęcia powiązane. Interpretacje autorskie oraz wybrana egzemplifikacja (Nationalism and Connected Notions. The Authors' Interpretations and Selected Excemplification), Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna im. Aleksandra Gieysztora, Pułtusk 2006, 262 p.

System konstytucyjny Irlandii, (Constitutional System of Ireland), Wydawnictwo Sejmowe, Warszawa 2005, 118 p.

Pragmatycy i idealiści: Rodowód, typologia i ewolucja ugrupowań politycznych nacjonalizmu irlandzkiego w XX wieku (Pragmatists and Idealists: Origins, Typology and Evolution of the Political Parties in the Twentieth Century Irish Nationalism, Wydział Dziennikarstwa i Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytet Warszawski - Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna, Pułtusk – Warszawa 2001, 344 p.

Parlament Narodowy Irlandii (National Parlament of Ireland), Wydawnictwo Sejmowe, Warszawa 1992, 28 p.

A Legacy of Hatred: On the Conflict in Northern Ireland (series Politeia no 5 of the Department of Political Science at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration), Helsingfors 1991, 20 p.

Nieprzejednani: Rzecz o Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Irreconcilables: The Story of the Irish Republican Army, Agencja Wydawnicza Tor, Warszawa 1991, 328 p.

Selected articles & chapters in books (since 2009 only):

‘Polityka językowa i nacjonalizm – przyczynek krytyczny', W.J. Burszta, J. Serwański (ed.), Sprawy Narodowościowe: Seria nowa, fasc. 41, Poznań – Warszawa 2012, pp. 235-246

System polityczny Irlandii, B. Dziemidok-Olszewska, W. Sokół (ed.), Instytucje i systemy polityczne, vol. 2, Encyklopedia politologii ed. M. Żmigrodzki, Oficyna a Wolters Kluwer Business, Warszawa 2012, second edition, pp. 686-694 4

Political Roles of Irish American Community: A Modern Historical Perspective, W. Bernacki, A. Walaszek (ed.), Amerykomania: Księga jubileuszowa ofiarowana profesorowi Andrzejowi Mani, vol. 2, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2012, pp. 447-459

Gdzie są polityczni bohaterowie? Przyczynek do tęsknot współczesnych demokracji, L.W. Zacher (ed.), Transformacje demokracji. Doświadczenia – trendy – turbulencje – perspektywy, Difin, Warszawa 2011, pp. 424-431

‘„Gdzie dwóch się bije, tam …", czyli wybory prezydenckie w Polsce w 2010 r. Refleksje osobiste politologa', Studia Politologiczne, vol. 19 – J. Błuszkowski, J. Zaleśny (ed.), Wybory prezydenckie w cieniu zdarzeń nadzwyczajnych, Instytut Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warszawa 2011, pp. 79-87

Mniejszości z nacjonalizmem w tle. Przyczynek do konceptu mniejszości i propozycja jego typologii, T. Gardocka, J. Sobczak (ed.), Prawa mniejszości narodowych, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2010, pp. 204-216

Polskie przewodnictwo w UE, czyli wybrane wyzwania wobec polskiej klasy politycznej: przyczynek do stanu spraw i antycypacja działań, J. Nadolska, K.A. Wojtaszczyk (ed.), Prezydencja Polski w Unii Europejskiej, Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR, Warszawa 2010, pp. 129-143

Prolegomena albo przewodnik po przydatnej tu terminologii, K. Jajecznik (ed.), Społeczeństwa i kultury Europy, Oficyna Wydawnicza ASPRA-JR, Warszawa 2010, pp. 11-27

‘Komorowskin voitto Puolan presidentinvaaleissa', Idäntutkimus – The Finnish Review of East European Studies, No. 3, Helsinki 2010, pp. 27-28

‘Isolationism, Dependency and Clientelism as Traditional Features of the Paraguayan Foreign Policy', Politeja, No. 2 (12), Kraków 2009, pp. 276-298

Irlandia Północna: Rodowód i ewolucja stosunków międzyetnicznych oraz ustroju politycznego, H. Szczerbiński (ed.), Problemy narodowościowe w Europie i ich wpływ na stosunki międzynarodowe na przełomie XX i XXI wieku, Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Cła i Logistyki, Warszawa 2009, pp. 224-249

Ambicje polityków albo niektóre wątki debaty o systemie rządów w Polsce okresu transformacji, E. Kużelewska, A. Bartnicki (ed.), Zachód w globalnej i regionalnej polityce międzynarodowej, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2009, pp. 217-237

Status quo Approval, Autonomy or Secession? Ethno-regionalistic Movements as the Form of Nationalism in Europe and Their Impact on the Idea of United Europe, A. Stępień-Kuczyńska, K. Dośpiał-Borysiak, R. Łoś (ed.), Regiony Europy. Uwarunkowania, wyzwania, perspektywy rozwoju, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2009, pp. 91-106

‘Ruchy etnoregionalistyczne w Europie: przekształcone czy dysfunkcjonalne wyobrażenie europejskiej przyszłości?', Konteksty: Antropologia Kultury –Etnografia - Sztuka, year LXIII, 5 No. 3 (286), Warszawa 2009, pp. 72-79

Terroryzm a walka narodowowyzwoleńcza – przyczynek do dyskusji, M.J. Malinowski, R. Ożarowski, W. Grabowski (ed.), Ewolucja terroryzmu na przełomie XX i XXI wieku, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, Gdańsk 2009, pp. 88-93

Legal and Educational Status of the Swedish-Speaking Minority in Finland, P. Wawrzyk (ed.), European Studies: Selected Research Problems, Dom Wydawniczy Elipsa, Warszawa 2009, pp. 22-35

Selected publications (2014-2015):

‘The Application of Language as a Tool for Ethnopolitic in Europe - Selected Remarks', Politeja no. 8 (31.2), 2015 - Ethnicity, Culture, Politics - ed. W. Konarski, K. Golemo, M. Kołaczek.

Irlandczycy i Polacy. Suplement do losów dawnych i obecnych, "The Irish PolishSociety Yearbook Rocznik Towarzystwa Irlandzko-Polskiego", vol. II, 2015.

‘Mineral Energy Sources and Political Activities: Introduction to Mutual Dependencies and Their Selected Exemplification', Problemy ekorozwoju - Problems of Sustainable Development, vol. 9, no 1, European Academy of Science and Arts, Salzburg, 2014.

‘Constance Markievicz. An Emotional and Political Life', The Irish Polish Society Yearbook - Rocznik Towarzystwa Irlandzko-Polskiego, vol. 1, 2014.

Autonómia vagy kiválás? Regionális mozgalmak mint a nacionalizmus formái a jelenlegi Európában és lehetséges befolyásuk az egyesült Európa eszméjére?, ed. Gábor Lagzi, Közép-Európa a 21. század küszöbén - regionális identitás és civil társadalom. Konferenciakötet, Pannon Egyetem, Veszprém 2014.

Politolog o polityce. Wywiady, komentarze, opinie i ekspertyzy (2008-2014), Wydawnictwo Wydziału Dziennikarstwa i Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa 2014.

Małgorzata Kułakowska

dr Małgorzata Kułakowska

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Academic interests: political anthropology, intercultural education, British society

Courses taught: Tutorial, Introduction to Politics and Political Science

Research grants and scholarships:

Research visit, London and Birmingham, UK, July 2014

Participation in the Society-Environment-Technology project (research on national identity) 2012-2013


Selected publications:


W poszukiwaniu spójności wspólnotowej. Polityka rządu brytyjskiego w latach 2001-2010 [Searching for community cohesion. British policies 2001-2010], Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2018


Peer-reviewed journals

Kwestia migracji w kampanii referendalnej dotyczącej brytyjskiego członkostwa w Unii Europejskiej [The issue of migration in the UE referendum campaign in the United Kingdom], “Politeja. The Journal of the Faculty of the International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University”, 46 (1), 2017, pp. 45-64.

Polski uczeń odbiorcą brytyjskich polityk edukacyjnych - kontekst instytucjonalny [A Polish pupil as a recipient of British educational policies : the institutional context ], “Migration Studies – Polonia Review”, 2/2016, pp. 203-213.

The English riots of summer 2011. Can an ethnocultural perspective be justified?, “Politeja. The Journal of the Faculty of the International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University”, nr 31/2, 2015

Polish children in English schools. Institutional challenges and solutions, [in:] Special Issue: Children on the move. Different faces of migration in childhood,  H. Grzymała-Moszczyńska, A. Trąbka (ed.) „Studia migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny” 2014, z. 3 (153)

Chapters in academic books

Konstruowanie tożsamości za pomocą działań instytucjonalnych – możliwości i ograniczenia [Constructing identity via institutional activities – opportunities and restrictions], [w:] Odmiany współczesnej nauki o polityce, Tom I, P. Borowiec, R. Kłosowicz, P. Ścigaj (red.), Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2014, s. 147-159.

Rozwiązania dotyczące przynależności etnicznej i narodowej przyjęte w spisach powszechnych Polski i Wielkiej Brytanii (Strategies for collecting data on ethnic and national identity adopted in Polish and British censuses), [in:] Kwestie spisowe a tożsamość etniczno-kulturowa autochtonicznych mniejszości na pograniczach, S. Jackiewicz (ed.), Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, Białystok 2012

Wyniki edukacyjne uczniów z mniejszościowych grup etnicznych na terytorium Anglii. Analiza kontekstowa. (Educational achievements of ethnic minority pupils. A Contextual analysis) [in:]  “Od Thatcher do Blaira. Wielka Brytania na przełomie XX i XXI wieku” (From Thatcher to Blair. The United Kingdom at the turn of the 20th and 21th centuries), B. Toszek, T. Czapiewski (ed.), Wyd. Nauk. US, Szczecin 2010

Books edited

(co-editor with P. Borowiec, P. Ścigaj) Oblicza kampanii wyborczych 2015 [Facets of election campaigns in 2015], Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2016

(co-editor with B. Krauz-Mozer, P. Borowiec, P. Ścigaj) Political Science in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow 2015

(co-editor with D. Pietrzyk-Reeves) Studia nad wielokulturowością (Studies on multiculturalism), Księgarnia Akademicka, Kraków 2010

Andrzej Mania


Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations

Education and Academic Degrees:

MA in History – 1972, JU

PhD in Political Sciences - 1975, JU

Doctor Habilitatus in modern history of international relations – 1983, JU

Professor of the humanities – 1993

Professor ordinarius – 1997, JU

Academic positions:

Head of the JU Chair in History of Diplomacy and International Politics – since 1988

Head of the JU Chair in American Studies – since 1993

Head of the interdisciplinary doctoral studies in American Studies – 2000 – 2008

Membership in academic associations:

Member of the Committee of Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) – 1996 – 1999, 2007 – 2009

Member of the PAN Political Sciences Commission  – since 2002

Member of the PAN Historical Sciences Commission in Krakow - since 1992

Member of the Polish Historical Society, the Polish Society of International Studies, and the Polish Society of Political Science

Fellow of the Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. – 1986

Fellow of Salzburg Seminar – 1989 and 1991

Fellow of the Norwegian Nobel Institute (an academic advisory body the Nobel Peace Prize Committee) – 1994

Visiting professor at: SUNY in Buffalo, N.Y. – 1992, and the University of Rochester – 2003

Research stays:

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; the University of Padua; the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London; New College - Oxford University; Legal faculties at: Cleveland State University, Loyola Univ. in Chicago; University of Indiana in Indianapolis; Fordham University in New York; The John Hopkins University in Washington D.C. and in Bologne Center; Freie Universität Berlin; Georgetown University, George Washington University; Research at the presidential libraries in the USA: F. D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park), H. Truman (Indianapolis), D. Eisenhower (Abilene), J. F. Kennedy (Boston) and L. B. Johnson (Austin); at the National Archives of the US in Washington D.C., the G. Ford Library (Ann Arbor), the J. Carter Library (Atlanta), at the academic institutions educating diplomats in Washington D.C., New York, and Bedford near Boston, and at the universities in Prague and Uppsala.


He has published 8 monographs and has published and co-authored over a dozen collective works. He is the editor of the series Prace Amerykanistyczne Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego (Jagiellonian University Texts on American Studies), and the editor of an academic journal entitled Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies; since 1984 he has also edited Nauki Polityczne (Political Sciences) series within the framework of the series Zeszyty Naukowe UJ (JU Academic Papers).


He is a four-times recipient of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education award and has received the Jagiellonian University Rector's award a number of times. He has been decorated with the Cavalier's Cross - the Order of Rebirth of Poland and the Medal of the National Education Commission.

Marcin Marcinko

Position: Chair of Public International Law, Jagiellonian University


Ph.D. in law, coordinator of the Human Rights Centre, Jagiellonian University; member of the National Commission for International Humanitarian Law at the Polish Red Cross Main Board; member of the International Law Association – Polish Group; scholarship holder of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (years 2005-2006).

His research interests include public international law, European Union law, international security and contemporary armed conflicts; author of numerous publications relating to the issues of preventing and combating terrorism in international law and issues concerning international humanitarian law of armed conflicts.

Selected publications in English:

"Terrorists in Armed Conflicts. The Question of Combatancy" in "Terrorisme et droit international / Terrorism and International Law" (ed. by Michael J. Glennon, Serge Sur), Hague Academy of International Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden-Boston 2008

"Some Legal Remarks on So-Called Unlawful Combatants", "Miscelanea Iuris Gentium", vol. X-XI, 2007-2008

"Nuclear Terrorism", "Pro Memoria – The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Information Bulletin", No. 26, January 2007

"Changes of International and European Law as Result of Combating International Terrorism" (ed. by K. Lankosz, M. Marcinko), Wydawnictwo Instytut Multimedialny, Krakow 2006

"Financing Terrorism – Sources, Methods, Countermeasures", "Pro Memoria – The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Information Bulletin", No. 23, June 2005

"The Contemporary Face of International Terrorism", "Pro Memoria – The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Information Bulletin", No. 22, January 2005

"Definitions of Terrorism in International Law", "Miscellanea Iuris Gentium", vol. V-VI, 2002-2003.


Tomasz Młynarski

Position: Tomasz Młynarski, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Institute of Political Science and International Relations

Research interests: energy security and climate change, nuclear non-proliferation, international security, European integration, security, and defense, French foreign policy

Fellowships, grants and appointments:

L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris 2012, 2014,

Université Paris Sorbonne, 2012

L'Institut d ‘études politiques de Rennes, 1999/2000

Courses taught: Energy Security, International environmental protection, France in emergency situations

Current research project: international regime on climate change and nuclear power challenges in the era on climate change

Selected publications:

Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne w pierwszej dekadzie XXI wieku. Mozaika interesów i geostrategii [Energy Security in the first decade of the 21Century. Mosaic of interests and geostrategies], Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków, 2011, p. 313.

Francja w procesie uwspólnotowienia bezpieczeństwa energetycznego i polityki klimatycznej Unii Europejskiej [France in the process of communitisation of energy security and climate policy of the European Union] Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2013, p. 353.

Źródła energii i ich znaczenie dla bezpieczeństwa energetycznego w XXI wieku [Energy sources and their importance to energy security in the 21Century], Difin, 2016, p. 230. (co-autor with M. Tarnawski)

Indio – China rivalry for raw materials in Central Asia and the Middle East, w: Is the 21st Century the Age of Asia? Deliberations on Security (red. J. Marszałek – Kawa), 2012, pp. 201-221.

"Nuclear Diplomacy" of France in South-East Asia. Conditions, Implementation and Implications Exemplified by Relations with China and India, w: Dilemas of contemporary Asia. Deliberations on Economy and Security (red. J. Marszałek – Kawa), Wyd. A. Marszałek, Toruń 2013 r., pp. 210-231.

Nuclear energy in China. The political and economic consequences of strategic partnership with France, w: Aspects of contemporary Asia. Security and economy (red. J. Marszałek-Kawa), Wyd. Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2015, pp. 91-110.

Environmental implications of climate changes in the Arctic region, w: (M. Tomala, red), Kielce 2015, s. Tomasz Młynarski, Environmental implications of climate changes in the arctic region, w: Studia i materiały. Miscellanea Oeconomicae (red. M. Tomala), rok 19, Nr 4/2015, tom II, pp. 25 – 35.

Grzegorz Pożarlik

Dr Grzegorz Pożarlik is a lecturer in the Institute for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and holds a PhD in Humanities from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University. His doctoral thesis analysed the Polish raison d'état in the context of the European integration processes.

He has also done research in the fields of international security in the Post-Cold War era, democracy and legitimacy in the EU, European citizenship and European identity, civil society and public sphere. His recent publications focus on the problem of global asymmetry as a background for the emergence of the Post-Westphalian paradigm in the international relations with special emphasis on the role of the EU as a global normative power.

Dr Grzegorz Pożarlik co-ordinates Eramus Mundus mobiity programmes as well as other joint European Studies programmes within the Institute of European Studies.

Courses taught: History of Europe, Society in European Countries


Christopher Reeves

Dr Christopher Reeves


Assistant Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Transatlantic Relations,

Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Lecturer at Akademia Ignatianum in Krakow.


Dr Reeves was awarded a PhD in International History from the Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 2002.

Research and teaching interests:

International relations in the twentieth century, the contemporary European security system and transatlantic relations, and Polish foreign policy

Selected publications

‘The End of the Affair?' Poland, the United States and Continental Drift', Politeja vol. 15, no. 1 (2011)

‘Reopening the Wounds of History? The Foreign Policy of the "Fourth Polish" Republic', Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, vol. 26, no. (4) (2010)

‘Creaking at the Joints? Is the United States Suffering From Imperial Overstretch?' in Paweł Laidler (ed.), ‘US Foreign Policy: Theory, Mechanisms and Practice', Krakow 2009.

‘The International Dimension of the Northern Ireland Peace Process: The United States, the War on Terror, and the End of the Armed Struggle', Politeja, vol. 5 (2006) pp. 108-25

‘"The Politics of Restitution": The 1964-66 Labour government and Ireland', Diplomacy and Statecraft, vol. 15, no. 3 (2004) pp. 613-38

‘The penultimate Irish problem: Britain, Ireland, and the exhumation of Roger Casement', Irish Studies in International Affairs, vol. 12 (2001) pp. 151-78

‘"Let us stand by our friends": British policy towards Ireland, 1949-59', Irish Studies in International Affairs, vol. 11 (2000) pp. 85-102

Regular reviews for Political Studies Review and Millennium: Journal of International Relations.

Work in progress: Anglo-American relations in the context of German Ostpolitik, and the 1971 Berlin Four Power Treaty

Garry Robson

Garry Robson was awarded a PhD (Sociology) by Goldsmiths College , University of London in 1998. Following this he taught and researched for four years in England ( Goldsmiths College, University of East London) before relocating to Poland in 2002. He has since teaching sociology and cultural studies in Polish universities, mostly in Krakow. He is currently Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, UJ, teaching MA courses on Globalisation, Cultural Studies, Research Methods, The Sociology of Sport and African-American Expressive Culture.

Research interests:

Research interests include Globalisation and Social/Cultural Change; Sociolinguistics( of English); Digital Culture and Surveillance in the Western Democacies; Popular Culture in Contemporary British and the USA; Sport, Social Class and the Body.


1997 Class, Criminality and Embodied Consciousness: Charlie Richardson and a South East London Habitus, Centre for Urban and Community Research Occasional Paper. London: Goldsmiths College.

2000 ‘Millwall Football Club: Masculinity, Race and Belonging', in Munt, S. (ed.) Cultural Studies and the Working Class: Subject to Change. London and New York: Cassell.

2000 ‘No One Likes Us, We Don't Care': The Myth and Reality of Millwall Fandom. Oxford: Berg.

2001 ‘The Lion Roars: Myth, Identity and Millwall Fandom', in Armstrong, G. and Giulianotti, R. (eds) Fear and Loathing in World Football. Oxford: Berg.

2001 [with T. Butler] ‘Coming to Terms with London: Middle Class Communities in a Global City', in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 25, No. 1.

2001 [with T. Butler] ‘Social Capital, Gentrification and Neighbourhood Change in London: A Comparison of Three South London Neighbourhoods', in Urban Studies, Vol. 38, No. 12.

2001 Annual Process Report of Pepys Community Forum. London: CUCR, Goldsmiths College (ISBN No. 0 902 986 000 3).

2003 [with T. Butler] ‘Plotting the Middle Classes in London: Gentrification and Circuits of Education', in Housing Studies, Vol. 18, No.1

2003 [with T. Butler] London Calling: The Middle Classes and the Re-making of Inner London. Oxford: Berg.

2008 ‘Social Change and the Challenge to RP: Approaching the British Cultural Revolution through Accents and Dialects', in Gay, I.R., Guijarro, A. and Hernandez, J. (eds) New Trends in English Teacher Education: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, Cuenca: University of Castilla-La Mancha

2010 ‘Whatever Happened to the British Stiff Upper Lip? The Cultural Revolution, the "Broken Britain" Debate and the Evaporation of Respectable Society', in Misztal, M. and Trawinski, M. (eds) Current Issues in English Studies, Krakow: Pedagogical University of Krakow Press.

2011 ‘Language, the Riots and Britain's Globalized Underclass', YaleGlobal Online Magazine,

2012 (In press) ‘Fear, Fragmentation and Vulnerability in Contemporary Britain', in Kalaga, W. (ed.) Civilisation and Fear: Writing and the Subjects of Ideology, Cambridge UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2012 (In press) ‘Britain in Transition: Diversity, Therapy Culture and the Legacy of New Labour', in Banas, M. (ed.) Global Transformations: Culture, Politics, Economy, Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press

2012 (In press) ‘Cosmopolitanism and "Multiculturalism from Below" in Contemporary Britain', in Telgedi, A. (ed.) Cosmopolitanism in a Cosmopolitan Sense, New Europe College: Bucharest

Current project:

The cultural transformation of the United Kingdom and its realtions with the USA and EU since 1997.

Radosław Rybkowski

dr hab. Radosław Rybkowski

Position: Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University

Courses taught:

History of American Theatre

Contemporary American Theatre

US and Canadian Cultural Policy

Development of North American Civilization

Regional Policy of the European Union

Politics and Government in Canada

US Higher Education System

Canadian Higher Education System

Canadian Film

American Musical

Cultural Policy of EU Member States

History of Poland (at the University of Rochester)

Poland in New Europe ((at the University of Rochester)

Post-docs, study visits, etc.

Faculty Enrichment Program Grant, August-September 2012;

International Council for Canadian Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada;

York University, Faculty of Education: Research on Canadian political system Faculty Enrichment Program Grant, August-September 2010; 

International Council for Canadian Studies and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada;

York University, Faculty of Education: Research on Canadian higher education policy (federal and Ontario) Fulbright Fellowship, January-June 2009;

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Personal Development, New York University: Research on the emergence of US federal higher education policy 

Fulbright Fellowship, June-July 2004; Fulbright Institute for the Study of the Civilization of the United States; Multinational Institute of American Studies, New York University Program Development Award, May 2004;

Tokyo Foundation: An award to initiate international collaboration of Institute of American Studies with Renvall Institute of the University of Helsinki and Institute of American Studies of the University of Leipzig

Selected publications:

Ziemią i pieniędzmi. Początki federalnej polityki wobec szkolnictwa wyższego w USA; Jagiellonian University Press: Kraków 2012. (With land and money. The beginnings of US federal higher education)

Upadek stopni/ Stopnie upadku. Problemy amerykańskiego szkolnictwa wyższego, WAM Kraków 2011. (Decline of Degrees/Degrees of Decline. Issues in American Higher Education)

Higher education, greater opportunity. The role of higher education in securing economic growth (Japan, South Korea), [in:] Przemysław Skulski (ed.), Competitiveness of Economies in the Asia-Pacific Region. Selected Problems, Wrocław" University of Economics 2011, p. 79-89.

Chciwość.edu. Chciwość, uniwersytety i polityka – amerykańskie uczelnie w Zatoce Perskiej, „Horyzonty Polityki", 2 (2/2011), p. 223-239. ( Greed, universities and politics--US universities in the Gulf)

Dyskurs strachu? Jak się nie bać współczesnych mediów, „Horyzonty Wychowania", 19, (10/2010), p. 43-57. (Discourse of Fear.)

Meaningless History: The Use of History in the American Musical, [w:] Tomasz Basiuk, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, Krystyna Mazur (eds.). The American Uses of History, Frankfurt: Peter Lang 2010, p. 53-61.

Empty Promises, Empty Wallets, Pocket Full of Debts, "Politeja" vol. 13 (2010), p. 251-265.

Czy uczelnia daje do myślenia? Amerykańskie definiowanie ogólnego wykształcenia w college'ach, "Horyzonty Wychowania" 8/2009 (16), p. 41-59. (Does Higher Education Institution Encourage Thinking? The American Vision of General Education)

W cieniu Wielkiego Brata, in: (ed.) Tom McSorley, Nowe kino kanadyjskie, Korporacja Ha-Art, Kraków 2009, p. 7-12. (In the Shadow of Big Brother, [in:] New Canadian Cinema]

Technology for Theatre: How Inventions Changed 19th-century American Theatre, in: (eds.) Grzegorz Kość, Krzysztof Majer, Tools of Their Tools: Communications Technologies and American Cultural Practice, Newcastle, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2009, p. 285-293.

The Autonomy of American Colleges, "Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies" vol. 10 (2009), p. 75-88.

Artur Skorek

Dr Artur Skorek

Position: Assistant Professor at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, Faculty of International and Political Studies

Research interests: political system in Israel, state-religion relations and international relations in the Middle East

Courses taught: Conflict & Terrorism in the Middle East, Religion and politics in the Jewish state, Military and special forces in Israel, Israel in the region and world, Political system of Israel

Selected publications:

Żydowskie ugrupowania religijne w Państwie Izrael. Polityczna rola ortodoksyjnego judaizmu, Kraków 2015, Nomos, ss. 340.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long Premiership and the Rise of the New Political Center: Is there a Qualitative Change in the Israeli Party System?, “Polish Political Science Yearbook” 2018, vol. 47, no. 2 (Special Issue on Israeli Studies), ss. 14.

Geoeconomics versus geopolitics. Gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Arab-Israeli conflict, [w:] DAKAM’s Regional Studies Meeting Conference Proceedings, red. Özgür Öztürk, İstanbul. 2017, ss. 26.

Finansowanie kościołów i związków wyznaniowych ze środków publicznych. Analiza debat politycznych nad likwidacją Komisji Majątkowej i Funduszu Kościelnego, „Politeja” 46/2017, ss. 24.

Kwestia „zagrożenia demograficznego” w Izraelu w ujęciu wybranych postpozytywistycznych koncepcji internacjologicznych, [w:] Normy, wartości i instytucje we współczesnych stosunkach międzynarodowych, tom II, red. E. Stadtmuller, Ł. Fijałkowski, Warszawa 2015, Wydawnictwo Rambler, ss. 21.

Sojusz amerykańsko-izraelski w perspektywie realistycznej, [w:] Teoria realizmu w nauce o stosunkach międzynarodowych. Założenia i zastosowania badawcze, red. E. Haliżak, J. Czaputowicz, Warszawa 2014, Wydawnictwo Rambler, ss. 17.

Israel's Strategic Choice: Alternatives for the Alliance with United States of America, “Institute for Western Affairs' Bulletin” 2013, no. 141, Instytut Zachodni, ss. 7.

Wpływ radykalnych grup religijnych osadników żydowskich na konflikt bliskowschodni, [w:] Bezpieczeństwo narodowe i międzynarodowe w obszarze Bliskiego Wschodu i Północnej Afryki (MENA) u progu XXI wieku, red. R. Bania, K. Zdulski, Łódź 2012, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Ibidem, ss. 27.

Confrontation and Consociationalism: The Art of Political Argument in the Jewish State, [w:] Kultura polityczna (w języku ros.), red. A. M. Starostenko, Orzeł 2012, Rosyjska Akademia Gospodarki Narodowej i Administracji Publicznej przy Prezydencie Federacji Rosyjskiej, ss. 11.

Natasza Styczyńska

Natasza Styczyńska holds a PhD in Political Science from the Jagiellonian University. Her doctoral thesis tackled the issues of European discourse of polish political parties and Euroscepticism. She obtained MA degrees in Political Sciences (from Pedagogical University of Krakow) and in European Studies (from Jagiellonian University). Since 2006 she works at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków.

She is a researcher in the project entitled "Democratic control and legitimisation in European Foreign Policy. The case study of EU Enlargement Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy" that is funded by the National Research Centre, Poland. Dr Styczyńska is also involved in research and training provided through EUROMEC European Identity, Culture, Exchanges and Multilingualism Network ( Jean Monnet Erasmus+ Programme). In 2008-2011 she has been a researcher in the RECON (Reconstituting Democracy in Europe) Integrated Project supported by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme.

Her academic interests include transformation processes in Central and Eastern Europe, party politics, nationalism, populism and euroscepticism in the CEE region and the Balkans, as well as identity issues on the borderlands and Austro-Hungarian heritage in Central and Southern Europe.

Outside of the academic world she is big fan of ski-mountaineering, Balkan region and cultural oriented travels, about which she has been writing to a number of travel magazines and blogs.

Selected publications:

Does Europe Matter at All? European Issues in the Discourse of Polish Political Parties, in: Les Citoyens et l'integration europeenne (ed.) Radovan Gura & Gilles Rouet, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2016

The EU Enlargement Policy in the Polish political discourse after 2004 (co-authored with Magdalena Góra), in: The European Union – a new start? Sofia 2015

(Non)existence of Bulgarian Party-Based Euroscepticism – Why Should We Care ? in: Politeja, Ksiegarnia Akademicka Krakow 2015

Bundled of emotions. Polish Identity and Euroscepticism, in: Radovan Gora and Natasza Styczynska (ed.) Identités et espaces public europeens, L'Harmattan, Paris, 2014

Poland: Europeanization at the Parliamentary Level, (co-authored with Dominika Kasprowicz), in: Mannin Michael and Charlotte Bretherton (ed.) The Europeanization of European Politics, Palgrave Macmillan 2013

The European Other: The EU as External Threat in the Polish Online Debate, in: de Wilde Pieter, Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jorg Trenz (ed.) Contesting Europe: Exploring Euroscepticism in Online Media Coverage, ECPR Press 2013

Europeanisation as a rationale behind political crises. Polish case. (co-authored with Dominika Kasprowicz), in: Kríza v politike – politika v kríze? Dudinska Irina and Vladimir Dancisin(eds.), Presov 2012

Contesting Identities, (co-authored with Agnieszka Sadecka and David Skully), in: Expending the Boundaries of Civic Membership. Polish NGOs as Change Agents, in: Czajkowska Beata (ed.), Arena Report no 9/2011

Charyzmatyczni przywódcy i obietnice odnowy – populizm na przykładzie Bułgarii I Rumunii, (co-authored with Dominika Kasprowicz), in: Krakowskie Studia Międzynarodowe, nr 4/2011

Austro Hungarian heritage – living tradition or a history covered with dust? Birmingham Journal for Europe, vol. 1 2010, URL:

The Populist Radical Right In the Post Communist South East Europe. The Case of Bulgaria, In Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe, SEERC Thessaloniki 2010

Euroscepticism in New Member States – The Case of Poland, in: Contemporary European Studies, Special Issue 2009, Olomouc

The revival of regional identity. The former Habsburg Galicja's case, in: Central European Case Studies vol. 2, Gyor 2008

Krzysztof Szczerski

Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations

Krzysztof Szczerski is a politician, Member of Sejm (Lower chamber of Polish parliament), an expert in the field of foreign policy, European integration and public administration, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and a Secretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration in the government of Jarosław Kaczyński (2005-2007). He also worked as a strategic advisor for Law and Justice party in the European Parliament.

Apart from being a politician, Krzysztof Szczerski is also an accomplished scholar, professor of political science, author of several books on European Union and public administration. In 2012 he became editor-in-chief of a conservative bimonthly magazine "Arcana" and co-founded Diplomacy and Politics Foundation, a conservative think-tank focusing on foreign affairs and international relations.

Teaches: International Relations in Europe, Cooperation and Development

Academic interests: the process of European integration, political system of the EU, Polish foreign policy, reform of public administration, Europeanization of administration.

Current research projects:

  1. Institutional transformation of the EU as a consequence of crisis within the Eurozone.
  2. Coordination of European policy in Poland.

Main publications: „Integracja europejska: cywilizacja i polityka" (2003), „Wybór Europy. Katolik wobec procesu integracji europejskiej" (2004), „Porządki biurokratyczne" (2004), „Dynamika systemu europejskiego: rozważania o nowym kształcie polityki w Unii Europejskiej" (2008).

Bogdan Szlachta

Professor Bogdan Szlachta

Professor of political philosophy at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations

A graduate of philosophy and law (PhD, habilitation), professor of humanities, qualified judge, an eminent scholar and teacher, editor-in-chief of "Politeja", a well-established academic journal of the Faculty of International and Political Studies, a member of Academia Europaea (elected in 2014). He specializes in history of political and legal thought and political philosophy.

Main publications: "Ład - Kościół - Naród. Filozofia i myśl polityczna polskich ultramontanów w latach 1834-1883", Kraków 1996; "Konserwatyzm. Z dziejów tradycji myślenia o polityce", Kraków-Warszawa 1998; "Z dziejów polskiego konserwatyzmu", Kraków 2000; "Polscy konserwatyści wobec ustroju politycznego do 1939 roku", Kraków 2000; "Monarchia prawa. Szkice z historii angielskiej myśli politycznej do końca epoki Plantagenetów", Kraków 2001; "Konstytucjonalizm czy absolutyzm? Szkice z francuskiej myśli politycznej XVI wieku", Kraków 2005, i "Monarchia prawa? Angielska myśl polityczna doby Tudorów", Kraków 2008) i kilku zbiorów esejów ("Wokół katolickiej myśli politycznej", Kraków 2007; "Szkice o konserwatyzmie", Kraków 2008; "Faktyczność. Normatywność. Wielokulturowość", Kraków 2012, editor of "Słownik społeczny", Kraków 2004), co-author of "Słownik historii doktryn politycznych" (Vols. I-VI, Warszawa) and "Encyklopedia polityczna" (Vols. I-II, Warszawa)

Ewa Trojnar

Position: Associate Professor, Institute of Middle and Far East

Research interests: international relations in East Asia; the Taiwan issue; Asian economic development; political and economic systems in Asia and Europe in comparative perspective

Fellowships, grants and appointments: Taiwan Fellowship at the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (October 2011 – June 2012); National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, (March – May, 2009)

Courses taught: International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region; Economic Development of East Asian Countries

Current research projects: Cross-Strait Relations in the Context of 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections: Political Change in Taiwan?; Perceptions of Political Outsiders in Poland and Taiwan

Selected publications:

  • Tajwan. Dylematy rozwoju (Taiwan. The Development Dilemmas), Kraków 2015.
  • Ścieżki życiowe wietnamskich absolwentów polskich uczelni. Wpływ studiowania w Polsce na uzyskany status społeczny i rozwój kariery zawodowej w Wietnamie w diasporze wietnamskich absolwentów polskich uczelni (Life Stories of Vietnamese Graduates from Polish Universities. How Studying in Poland Impacts the Acquired Social Status and Career Development of Vietnamese Diaspora of Graduates from Polish Universities), co-authored with P. Górzny and K. Wiciarz, Toruń 2015.
  • China in the Beginning of the 21st Century, co-edited with Ł. Gacek, Kraków 2014.
  • The Taiwan Issues, ed., Kraków 2012.
  • Japonia a monarchie Zatoki Perskiej (Japan and the Gulf Monarchies), Kraków 2009.
  • Pokojowe negocjacje czy twarda gra? Rozwój stosunków ponad Cieśniną Tajwańską (Peaceful Negotiations or Tough Play. Evolution of the Relations over the Taiwan Strait), co-authored with Ł. Gacek, Kraków 2012.
  • Malezja (Malaysia), co-authored with A. W. Jelonek, Warszawa 2009.

Patrick Vaughan

Professor of Trans-Atlantic Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

Teaches: History of USA, Canada and Latin America

He specializes on Cold War history and America's evolving global role in the early 21st century. He came to Poland on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2000. He has subsequently received generous support from the Kosciuszko Foundation and the George Kennan Center/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In 2003 his work on Zbigniew Brzeziński was awarded by the Polish Institute for Arts and Sciences and the Polish Embassy in Washington DC as the top PhD regarding Poland. In 2011 his strategic biography of Zbigniew Brzeziński was nominated for Nagroda Historyczna im. Kazimierza Moczarskiego as one of the superior works in Polish contemporary history. He also teaches classes on Soviet/East European literature, the role of petroleum in the geopolitical contest in Eurasia, and Science Fiction as political and social metaphor.

Adam Walaszek

Position: Head of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora

Courses taught: History of migrations of Europeans; Immigration to the U.S.; Polish Diaspora

Research interests: history of international migrations, Polish ethnic group in the United States; U.S. social and labor history; history of childhood in the multiethnic society (U.S.)

Some international experiences:

University of Wisconsin, USA (1986 10 months);

American Council of Learned Societies scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign, USA (1991-1992) 

Visiting Professor - Skalny Research Grant, Rochester, N.Y., USA (2000)

Visiting Professor - Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA (2002)

Guest lectures – University of Graz summer School, Graz Austria (2009, 2013)

Visiting lectures – Border Crossing – People and Places, EU-AU Project (Flinders University and Griffith University, Australia (2011, 2012)

Participation in 102 international conferences worldwide

Selected publications:


Reemigracja ze Stanów Zjednoczonych do Polski po I wojnie światowej, 1919 ‑ 1924(Warszawa‑Kraków: Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Prace Polonijne, Nr 7, 1983).

Polscy robotnicy, praca i związki zawodowe w Stanach Zjednoczonych Ameryki, 1880 ‑ 1922(Wrocław‑Warszawa: Ossolineum, 1988).

Światy imigrantów. Tworzenie polonijnego Cleveland, Ohio, 1880-1930, Kraków: Nomos 1994.

Migracje Europejczyków 1650-1914, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2007.

Życie na pograniczu i ‘życie pomiędzy'. Polacy w zagłębiu antracytowym w Luzerne County, Pensylwania z innymi grupami w tle (1753-1902), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2011.

Selected articles:

Preserving or Transforming Role? Migrants and Polish Territories  in the Era of the Mass Migration, in: People in Transit: German Migrations in Comparative Perspective, 1829-1930, ed. Dirk Hoerder, Jorg Nagler (Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge 1995), 101-124.

Poland as the ‘Promised Land': Polish American Corporations and Poland after World War I, in: Migrants and the Homeland. Images, Symbols, and Realities, ed. H. Runblom, Uppsala: Center for Multiethnic Research, Uppsala Multiethnic Papers 44, 2000, 265-286.

Labor diasporas in Comparative Perspective. Polish and Italian Migrant Workers in Europe and America, 1870s-1920s, in: The Historical Practice of Diversity, ed. Dirk Hoerder, Christiana Harzig, Adrian Shubert, New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2003, 152-176.

Polish Americans, in: Identity, Conflict, and Cooperation. Central Europeans in Cleveland, 1850-1930, ed. D.C. Hammack, D.L. Grabowski, J.J. Grabowski, Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, 2002 [print: 2003], 185-248.

Mass Migrations: Their Economic, Political and Cultural Implications, "Przegląd Polonijny", 2005, no 1, 7-16.

Tomasz Siemiradzki: An Intellectual in Ethnic Politics, "Polish American Studies," LXII (2005), no 2, 47-73.

Donna R. Gabaccia, Dirk Hoerder, and Adam Walaszek, Emigration and Nation-Building during the Mass Migrations from Europe, in: Citizenship and Those who Leave: The Politics of migration and Expatriation, ed. Nancy L. Green and François Weil (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2007),  63-90.
Donna R. Gabaccia, Dirk Hoerder, and Adam Walaszek, Emigration et construction nationale en Europe (1815-1939), in: Citoyenneté et émigration: Les politiques du départ, ed. Nancy L. Green and François Weil, Paris: Editions de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, 2006, 67-94.

Images of Neighbors and Poles in Early 20th Century Polish American School Books, "Polish American Studies", LXIV, 2007, No 1, 87-107.

Diaspora, in: The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. From the mid-19th Century to the Present Day,  general eds. Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier, associate editors Jane Carruthers, Donna Gabaccia, Rana Mitter, Mariano Plotkin, Patrick Verley, Palgrave-Macmillan Publ., Houndmills-New York, 2009, 273-278.

Migrations from a Galician Village: Babica before World War I, in: European Mobility. Internal, International, and Transatlantic Moves in the 19th and early 20th Centuries, edited by Annemarie Steidl, Josef Ehmer, Stan Nadel, Hermann Zeitlhofer, Transkulturelle Perspektiven, Vol. 8, V&R unipress, Göttingen 2009, 79-87.

Zum Brot – Osteuropaer auf dem Weg nach Amerika, in: Diethelm Knauf/Barry Moreno (eds.), Aufbruch in die Fremde. Migration gestern und heute, Bremen: Edition Temmen, 2009, 129-149.

Do Ameryki za chlebem: Central Eastern Europeans Cross the Atlantic, in:

Diethelm Knauf/Barry Moreno (eds.), Leaving Home. Migration Yesterday and Today, Bremen: Edition Temmen, 2010), 63-77.

Von 'Polen in Amerika' zu 'Amerikanern polnisher Herkunft'. Migration, Diaspora und ethnische Imaginationen 1870-1930, „Comparative. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und Verleichende Gesselschaftsforschung" (Leipziger Universitatsverlag), 20 (2010), heft ½, 164-185.

Das "El dorado" und die Wirklichkeit. Die Emigration aus Polen in die USA von 1914, "Osteuropa", 61, 2011, no 3, 47-61.

Joanna Wardęga

Position: Assistant professor at the Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian Univeristy.

Research interest: the transformation of contemporary Chinese society, Chinese nationalism, and tourism in East Asia

Courses taught: Society in East Asian Countries, Współczesne społeczeństwo chińskie [Contemporary Chinese Society], Chińska myśl narodowa [Chinese nationalism]

Current research project: Chinese minority in Poland

Selected publications: author of articles on the sociology and political anthropology of China, and two books: Chiński nacjonalizm. Rekonstruowanie narodu w Chińskiej Republice Ludowej [Chinese Nationalism. The Reconstruction of Chinese Nation] (2014); Współczesne społeczeństwo chińskie. Konsekwencje przemian modernizacyjnych [Modern Chinese Society. The consequences of China's modernization] (2015). Editor of a book Współczesne Chiny w kontekście stosunków międzynarodowych [Contemporary China in the context of international relations], (2013), and originator of a "Chińskie Drogi" [Chinese Ways] book series at the Jagiellonian University Press.

Łukasz Wordliczek

Łukasz Wordliczek, PhD


Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University

Courses taught:


  • U.S. Foreign Policy: Pattern and Process;
  • U.S. Political System; Polish Political and Legal System of Government;
  • Methodology of Scientific Research (tutorial)


  • seminar on American civilization; Contemporary America

Main academic interests include:

  • the impact of public opinion on politics, patterns of continuity and change in politics,
  • theory of democracy,
  • political science methodology.

Most recent guest lectures, teaching in English abroad etc.:

May 2011: Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta, Roma

May 2012: University of Barcelona, Cap d'Estudis de Ciència Política i de l'Administració

Selected publications:

Dr. Lukasz Wordliczek is the author and editor of seven books. His most recent articles in English include:

Does a New President Mean a New Foreign Policy - and Why Not? "Politeja", No. 10/2008 and

U.S. Presidential Power in Foreign Policy and Military Interventions. Case Study of the Selected Examples, 1958-Present. "Polish Political Science Yearbook", Vol. XXXIV/2005. 

Two most recent conference papers in English include:

"Does a new president matter? Elections, electoral cycles, and ‘pendulum swings' in the U.S. foreign policy since WWII". International Studies Association annual congress, San Diego, 1-4.IV.2012 and 

"On different faces of stability and change in foreign policy analysis: the case of the United States since WWII". Central and Eastern European International Studies Association congress, Kraków, 20-22.IX.2012

Jolanta Zombirt

Professor Jolanta Zombirt


Professor at Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University


Prof. Jolanta Zombirt studied economics at the University of Economics in Krakow (1973) and oriental studies (Arabic) at the Jagiellonian University (1976) and completed her PhD at Warsaw School of Economics (1999) and her habilitation at the same institution in 2003.

Between 1994 and 2000 she worked as an adviser in commercial banks, and from 2000 to 2007 as a chief specialist at the National Bank of Poland. From 1996 to 2003 she was an assistant at Warsaw School of Economics , and since 2004 she has been an associate professor at the Jagiellonian University. Her research interests include banking, financial engineering and economic integration.

Selected publications:

  • Łatanie greckiej dziury, miesięcznik finansowy BANK 04/2010
  • Reforma struktury regulacyjno – nadzorczej w UE – merytoryczna czy kosmetyczna?, Zeszyt Naukowy nr 12, Finanse i Bankowość nr 6, Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania i Bankowości w Krakowie, Kraków, kwiecień 2010.
  • Pro publico (bono?), miesięcznik finansowy BANK czerwiec 2010
  • Kto zepsuł, niech płaci!, miesięcznik finansowy BANK, listopad 2010
  • Factoring w Polsce, praca zbiorowa pod redakcją Katarzyny Kreczmańskiej - Gigol, wydawnictwo Difin, Warszawa 2010 – recenzja wydawnicza
  • Rynek wewnętrzny UE jako priorytet polskiej Prezydencji w drugiej połowie 2011 roku, ekspertyza na zlecenie Kancelarii Senatu RP, grudzień 2010
  • Sekurytyzacja aktywów, in: Aktywne zarządzanie płynnością finansową przedsiębiorstwa, ed. Katarzyna Kreczmańska – Gigol, Difin, Warszawa 2010