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CISAD Advisory Board

Professor Andrzej Mania, Chairman

Professor Andrzej Mania, Chairman

Graduated from historical studies at the Jagiellonian University in 1972, he received his doctorate in 1975, he obtained a habilitation in 1983, a professor from 1993. A member of numerous scientific societies (PAU, PAN, PTH, PTNP, PTSM, scientific advisory institution of the Committee awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Salzburg Seminar 1989 and 1991). He spent many times in foreign scientific centers, including at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; University of Padova, in the School of Slavic and East European Studies, Univ. of London; at New College - Oxford Univ., in law faculties at: Cleveland State University, Loyola Univ. at Chicago, Univ. of Indiana at Indianopolis, Fordham Univ. at New York; The John Hopkins Univ. in Washington D.C. and at the Bologne Center; Freie Universitat Berlin; Georgetown Univ. George Washington Univ .; he conducted research in presidential libraries in the USA: F.D.Roosevelta (in Hyde Park), H. Truman (in Indianopolis), D. Eisenhower (in Abilene), J.F. Kennedy (in Boston) and L.B. Johnson (in Austin); in the National Archives of the US in Washington D.C., the library of G. Ford (Ann Arbor), J. Carter (in Atlanta); in academic centers educating diplomats, Washington, D.C. New York, Bedford near Boston, at the universities of Prague and Upsalli, as well as at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2008-2016 he attended about 30 visits to universities and scientific networks (eg IRUN, Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network), of which the Jagiellonian University is a member.

He represented UJ: at EUA (2011 Aarhus, 2012 Warwick, 2014 Brussels) and at CDE-EUA; at EAIE (European Association for International Education) and the Quality Assurance Forum in Tallinn, Barcelona, ​​London, as well as NAFSA (Association of International Educators) in Vancouver, Boston and Denver; as part of conferences of universities and Japanese foundations (Copenhagen, Beppu, Tokyo) and during visits to Chinese universities. All trips allowed for visits to universities and establishing scientific cooperation of individuals with an important profile for social sciences.

He published and co-created a dozen or so collective works. He is the editor of a series of monographs on American Studies of the Jagiellonian University and since 2001 an editor of the scientific journal "Ad Americam. Journal of American Studies", from 1984 editor of the "Political Science" series as part of the Jagiellonian University Scientific Notebooks. He is the editor of the "Momentum" publishing series promoting the publication of works on leading international problems. He was the promoter of around 1200 MA students mainly in the following fields: political science, international relations, law, cultural studies, administration and English philology. He was the promoter of over 30 doctors, a reviewer in several dozens of doctoral and postdoctoral conducts, and participated in assessing the achievements of candidates for the title of professor. He assesses the conclusions of the Central Commission for Degrees and Titles and the General Council for Higher Education.

Contact: andrzej.mania@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Paweł Laidler, Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies

Professor Paweł Laidler, Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies

Position:  Associate Professor at the JU

 

About: Paweł Laidler holds habilitation with honors in political science (Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University, 2012); PhD. in political science (Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University, 2003), and M.A. in law (Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, 2000), He is the recipient of Sasakawa Young Leaders’ Fellowship Fund (SYLFF, 2001, Research visit at Catholic University of America, D.C.). He was a Visiting Professor at JFK Institute for North America Studies, Freie Universitaet in Berlin (2015). He conducted research and lectured in the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Australia. He was the recipient of the First Award for the Best Teaching at Jagiellonian University (2013), and eight-times recipient of JU Rector’s awards for outstanding teaching and scientific results.

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • US law and politics
  • US constitutional law
  • US Supreme Court,
  • freedom and security in an age of surveillance,
  • campaign finance
  • role of the jury

 

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Hobbies: sports: (soccer, skiing, cycling), music, travelling, reading books, video games

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: at home with my Family or somewhere else 

Contact: pawel.laidler@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves - Vice-Dean for Science and Internationalization

Professor Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves - Vice-Dean for Science and Internationalization

Position: Associate Professor of JU

About: Associate Professor of Political Philosophy, Director of the BA International Relations and Area Studies. Currently she conducts following research project: 2019-2021 – international project funded by the National Science Centre ‘The Condtion of Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe Thirty Years After: a Comaprative Perspective’. Since 2015 expert of Agentur für Qualitätssicherung und Akkreditierung Austria (Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria), and since 2019 - expert of the National Science Centre. Her professional experience as a visiting professor includes the Central European University in Budapest, LUMSA University in Rome, University of Hull as well as University of Oxford.

 

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • political philosophy,
  • classical and early modern republicanism,
  • democratic theory,
  • civil society and democratization in Central and Eastern Europe,
  • international ethics

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Contact: d.pietrzyk-reeves@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Ewa Trojnar - Vice-Dean for Educational Affairs

Professor Ewa Trojnar - Vice-Dean for Educational Affairs

Position: Associate Professor at the JU

About: Ewa Trojnar has graduated from the Cracow University of Economics (2001) and completed her PhD in the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (2008). During years at the university as a student she took the opportunity to study in Japan as well as intern in educational institutions in Greece and Turkey. Distinct political and economic orders in Europe and Asia as well as interactions between them were research subject of her degree theses. The Jagiellonian University in Kraków became her workplace in 2008, where you may find her researching and teaching on Asian politics and economics. At the Institute of Middle and Far East she is a Project Manager of the Taiwan Studies Centre aimed at developing knowledge and understanding of Taiwan.

 

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • international relations and security in East Asia
  •  the Taiwan issue
  •  Asian economic development
  •  political and economic systems in Asia and Europe in comparative perspective

 

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Interests/ hobbies/ dreams: Traveling, hiking, biking, understanding of other cultures, communing with nature

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: Except for library, I might be in Asia as well as in the mountains, or allotment garden.

Contact: ewa.trojnar@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Artur Gruszczak

Professor Artur Gruszczak

Position: Professor at the JU

 

About:  Artur Gruszczak is a Political Scientist, expert in security and intelligence. He holds PhD in Political Science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (1993) and Habilitation in Political Science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2010). In 2018 he was honoured with the title of Professor of Social Sciences by the President of the Republic of Poland.

Head of the Chair in National Security; member of the Commission on Teaching Quality Assessment at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University (INPiSM); Jagiellonian University Rector’s Proxy for Cooperation with the Polish Special Operations Command; member of the Board of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences at the Jagiellonian University; member of the Council of Scientific Excellence, Committee on Social Sciences.

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • European security
  •  terrorism and counterterrorism,
  • European intelligence cooperation
  • contemporary war theory

 

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Hobbies: football (soccer), skiing, indie rock, postmodern novel

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: The Net

Contact: artur.gruszczak@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Robert Kłosowicz

Professor Robert Kłosowicz

Position: Professor at the JU

 

About: Robert Kłosowicz, Professor Doctor Habilitated, researcher of international relations, historian, Africanist, Head of the Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the Jagiellonian University and Director of the Jagiellonian Research Center for African Studies. He specializes in research on the relationship between diplomacy and armed forces, the problems of international security and armed conflicts. His interests also include history of the United States, the Napoleonic era and international relations in Sub-Saharan Africa. The author of six monographs, a selection of source texts and several dozen research articles and book chapters. He has conducted field research in over 20 African states.

Main academic/research interest:

  • international security and armed conflicts,
  • international relations in Sub-Saharan Africa,
  • Napoleonic Era.

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Contact: robert.klosowicz@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska

Professor Małgorzata Zachara-Szymańska

Position: Associate Professor at the JU

 

About:  Małgorzata Zachara is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of the International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In addition to an academic’s usual contributions to research and teaching, she also coordinates the M.A. in TransAtlantic Studies Program.

She has also accumulated several years of managerial and academic experience lecturing in different European Universities and coordinating several business-oriented projects (knowledge management, leadership, marketing communication, consumer buying behavior, strategy development). Over the last years, she has received several grants to carry out research in both academic and business-oriented settings. Małgorzata’s experience as a practitioner and an academic has helped her to reduce the gulf between theory and practice by bringing real world issues and problems into classes and testing academic research in the market environment.

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • global governance
  • contemporary economic debate
  • leadership
  •  international order.

 

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Contact: malgorzata.zachara@uj.edu.pl

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Tomasz Pugacewicz, PhD

Tomasz Pugacewicz, PhD

Position: Assistant Professor at the JU

 

About: He completed a master programme in International Relations at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University and interdisciplinary doctoral studies in the field of American Studies at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University.

In 2015, he defended his doctoral dissertation titled Mechanizmy kształtowania polityki zagranicznej USA wobec państw regionu Morza Kaspijskiego po 1991 roku [U.S. foreign policy decision making towards the countries of the Caspian region after 1991] with honours at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. The theoretical aspects of this dissertation were published in the monograph Teorie polityki zagranicznej. Perspektywa amerykańskiej analizy polityki zagranicznej [Theories of Foreign Policy. American Foreign Policy Perspective] (Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2017).

During his internships abroad, he was a visiting researcher at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC and participated in a bilateral exchange programme at the Heidelberg University and the State University of New York (SUNY).

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • Foreign Policy Analysis,
  • U.S. and Polish foreign policy decision making,
  • American–Polish relations and transatlantic cooperation on Missile Defense,
  • security in the Post-Soviet Region,
  • history of International Relations (academic discipline) in Poland and in U.S.

 

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Hobbies: canoeing

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: Białowieża Forest National Park

Contact: tomasz.pugacewicz@uj.edu.pl

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Professor Łukasz Gacek

Professor Łukasz Gacek

Position: Associate Professor of JU

 

About: He is Jagiellonian University Professor at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, specializing in Political Science. Head of the Department of China. He participated in yearly research assignments in two Chinese universities, Fudan University and Xiamen University. In his research, he focuses on political systems, security issues, and international relations in East Asia. He is the author of five monographs and several dozen of scientific articles.

 

 

 

Main academic/research interest:

  • political systems,
  • security issues,
  • international relations

Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.)

Contact: lukasz.gacek@uj.edu.pl

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