Chair of International Relations and Foreign Policy

The area of research interests

Staff members at the Chair conduct research in the fields of international relations, international security, foreign policy of Poland and other selected countries, with a particular interest in the countries in the Euro-Atlantic Region and the Commonwealth of Independent States, globalization and the way it affects the shift in the global balance of power. Detailed Research interests of individual members of the staff and the description of their current projects can be found in the bios presented below.

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The Chair
Address: Al. Mickiewicza 3
rooms No. 212 and 213

 

The Head of IPSIR
address: ul. Jabłonowskich 5
room No. 6

 

Mail should be sent to the following address:

 

Instytutu Nauk Politycznych i Stosunków Międzynarodowych
ul. Jabłonowskich 5
31-114 Kraków

Head of the Chair: prof. of UJ Robert Kłosowicz, PhD

Head of the Institute of Political Science and International Relations

Position: professor

Research interests:

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 USA, the Napoleonic era and international relations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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prof. of UJ Tomasz Młynarski, PhD

Position: professor

 

Research interests:

 

  1. Energy security, geopolitics of resources and their scarcity, climate policy of the European Union and the development of the international climate change regime, international environmental policy.
  2. European integration, institutional reforms in the EU, enlargement of the EU, security policy and defence policy of the EU, monetary integration.
  3. Foreign policy of contemporary France, French Mediterranean policy, the Euro-Atlantic relations, conflicts and crisis situation response.

 

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Edyta Chwiej, PhD

Position: assistant professor

 

Research interests:

 

  1. Political and economic relations in the Western Hemisphere, with particular emphasis on Asian and Latin American relations.
  2. Polish foreign policy, determinants, Poland's position in the international arena, relations with most important political
  3. and economic partners.
  4. National economic security, threats posed by the activities of other participants of international relations and the functioning of the global economy, and threat prevention strategies.
  5. Demographic problems of the contemporary world: depopulation and demographic explosion, migrations, social stratification, megacities, human trafficking.

 

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Iwona Krzyżanowska-Skowronek, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Purely theoretical interests in the field of international relations, with a particular emphasis on normative approach, theories of war and peace, theories of security, predictive function of the theory of international relations, contemporary theoretical debates on globalisation and other contemporary phenomena.

 

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Magdalena Trzcionka, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

  1. International economics.
  2. The phenomenon of financialization of real economy sectors.
  3. The architecture of the financial safety net on a global, regional and state level.
  4. Geoeconomics of international relations.
  5. Economical instruments of foreign policy.
  6. International competitiveness of national economy.
  7. Economization of national security.

 

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Joanna Mormul, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

Research interests:

Failed/dysfunctional states, social and political transformation in post-conflict societies, regional separatism, civil society in developing countries, international relations and security threats in Africa. Main areas of research: Lusophone Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Maghreb. Conducted research in the following countries (among others): Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Algeria and in Western Sahar

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Zbigniew Czubiński, PhD

Position: assistant professor

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Agnieszka Czubik, PhD

Position: assistant professor

 

Research interests:

 

Protection of human rights in Polish law, protection of human rights in international law, with particular emphasis on the work of the European Court of Human Rights and the method of interpretation of international law used by this authority, protection of human rights in the United States, especially the problems connected with the right to privacy.

 

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Ewa Szczepankiewicz-Rudzka, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

The processes of social and political transformations in the countries of Maghreb; the migration policy of South European countries; the integration and adaptation of ethnic and religious minorities with particular emphasis on the situation in France; Islam and the West: the dilemmas of the relation; integration processes in the contemporary world.

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