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

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

Head of the Institute of Political Science and International Relations

Position: professor

Research interests:

Specializes in the studies 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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Ewa Bojenko-Izdebska, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

 

Research interests:

 

  1. Foreign policy and security policy of the Federal Republic of Germany - evolution of these two policies after the reunification, new challenges and strategies.
  2. The policy of economic and social cohesion in the European union, new priorities in the period 2014-2020.
  3. Security policy of neutral countries and countries maintaining the policy of neutrality, adjusting the strategy to the challenges of the 21st century.
  4. The problems concerning the integrations of foreigners in the Federal Republic of Germany - institutional solutions and methods of integration.
  5. The transformation of East Germany - elimination of the disparities between the Western and Eastern part of the country or making them more pronounced.

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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, 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 Sahara.

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Zbigniew Czubiński, PhD

Position: assistant professor

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dr Małgorzata Stefanowicz

Stanowisko: asystent z dr

Zainteresowania badawcze:

  1. Kwestie etniczne na terytorium postsowieckim
  2. Polityka językowa w krajach bałtyckich
  3. Polityka polonijna
  4. Stosunki polsko-litewskie
 

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