Chair in the History of Diplomacy and International Politics

The area of research interests

Staff members at the Chair in the History of Diplomacy and International Politics conduct research in the following areas:

  • history of diplomacy and international relations;
  • contemporary diplomacy;
  • international politics and international relations after 1945;
  • regional studies - with the focus on Africa, South America, North America, especially the United States, Asia and the Pacific and the Mediterranean region;
  • military science and military history;
  • safety and armed conflicts.

The courses taught by the members of the Chair, both in Polish and in English, reflect their research interest and cover the topics such as:

  • history of international relations;

  • modern international relations after 1945;
  • American Foreign and Security Policy (including the policy of the USA towards individual regions of the world);
  • international relations and security in individual regions of the world (Africa, South and North America, Asia and the Pacific, the Mediterranean region);
  • international conflicts and security threats in the contemporary world;
  • armed forces and military science.

Contact details

Address: ul. Oleandry 2a, room No. 3

Phone number: 12 663 24 78

Head of the Chair: prof. Andrzej Mania, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

American foreign and security policy; the formation of the United States’ policy; political history of the United States; history of diplomacy; history of international relations in the 19th and 20th century; the role of intelligence in the formation and execution of security policy.

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Rafał Wordliczek, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

History of international relations in the 20th century; international relations in the Mediterranean Basin, the formation and the execution of the national interest in the US foreign policy, US foreign policy regarding various regions of the world, Polish-Jewish relations in the United States of America in 20th century.

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Marcin Grabowski, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

Integration processes and organizations in Asia-Pacific region (APEC, ASEAN, EAS, ASEM, SAARC, ARF); international relations in Asia-Pacific region (especially in East Asia); China's rising position in the world; the application of theories, especially systemic and neofunctional theory, to the study of international relations; US foreign policy and the role of the USA in Asia-Pacific region.

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Tomasz Pugacewicz, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interests:

 

Theories of international relations (especially those regarding decision-making processes in foreign policy); the mechanisms and directions of American and Polish foreign policy (especially in the post-Soviet area), transatlantic relations in the field of security (especially Polish- American relations), security in the post-Soviet area (especially in the region of South Caucasus and Central Asia), history of the international relation studies (especially in Poland and the USA).

 

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Katarzyna Zalas-Kamińska, PhD

Position: assistant lecturer with a doctor's degree

Research interests:

Polish development aid (especially development aid realized in cooperation with NGOs), Polish public diplomacy, image of Poland (especially through development aid), media and public relations, theory and practice of international negotiations.

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Doctoral students

  • Agnieszka Batko, MSc
  • Marta Ochyra-Olchawa, MSc