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: ul. Reymonta 4
rooms No. 311, 315, 318, 319, 420

 

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Instytut Nauk Politycznych i Stosunków Międzynarodowych
ul. Reymonta 4
30-059 Kraków

Head of the Chair: prof. Robert Kłosowicz, PhD

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. Irena Stawowy-Kawka, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

East-Central Europe, the Balkans, Baltic countries and nations, national minorities, religious minorities, multi-ethnic society, conflicts, international prevention, historiography

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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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prof. of UJ Agnieszka Kastory, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

International relations, Europe, Central Europe, Romania, Yugoslavia, international rivers, river commissions, the Danube

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prof. of UJ Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

The Balkans, Serbia, the Serbs, Serbian minority, Yugoslavia, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Rafał Wordliczek, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

History of international relations in the twentieth century, international relations in the Mediterranean, the process of formation and implementation of the national interest in US foreign policy, US foreign policy towards different regions of the world, Polish-Jewish relations in the United States in the twentieth century.

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Marcin Grabowski, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

Integration processes and organisations in the Asia-Pacific region (APEC, ASEAN, EAS, ASEM, SAARC, ARF); international relations in the Asia-Pacific region (especially East Asia); China - its growing role in the world; application of theory, especially systemic and neo-functional theory to the study of international relations; US foreign policy and the role of the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Tomasz Pugacewicz, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Theories of international relations (in particular foreign policy decision-making), mechanisms and directions of US and Polish foreign policy (in particular in the post-Soviet area), transatlantic relations in the area of security (in particular Polish-American relations), security in the post-Soviet area (in particular in the South Caucasus and Central Asia), history of the science of international relations (in particular in Poland and the USA).

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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 and economic partners.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 sectors of the real economy.
  3. The financial safety net operating at global, regional and national levels.
  4. Geoeconomics of international relations.
  5. Economic instruments of foreign policy.
  6. International competitiveness of national economies.
  7. Economization of security.

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Joanna Mormul, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Failed/dysfunctional states, socio-political transformations in post-conflict societies, regional separatisms, civil society in developing countries, international relations and security threats in Africa. Main research areas: Lusophone Africa, Horn of Africa, Maghreb.She has conducted research, including in Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Algeria and Western Sahara

 

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Ewa Szczepankiewicz-Rudzka, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Socio-political transformation processes in Maghreb countries; migration policies of Southern European countries; problems of integration and adaptation of ethno-religious minorities with a special focus on France; Islam-West: dilemmas of relations; integration processes in the modern world.

 

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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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Rafał Woźnica, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Balkans, Bulgaria, Turkish foreign policy, security privatisation, transnational crime

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Wojciech Michnik, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

NATO-Russia relations, conflicts in Syria and Yemen, and rivalry between powers in the Middle East

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