Department of National Security

The area of research interests

The Department of National Security is a unit established on 1st January 2015. It was created after a group of academics specialising in national and international security, regional conflicts, strategic studies and law of armed conflicts separated from the Chair in International Relations and Foreign Policy.

The Department of National Security is responsible for the teaching programme at the National Security field of studies, the research in the discipline of security studies and international relations studies, cooperation with the students interested in security issues, in particular with the National Security Student Association JU, but it is also responsible for the cooperation with external stakeholders working in the sector of national security and with foreign partners.

Contact details

The Department of National Security IPSIR JU

address: ul. Oleandry 2a
30-063 Kraków
rooms No. 6 and 7
(The building of the Institute of Geological Sciences JU, ground floor)

Head of the Department: prof. of UJ Artur Gruszczak, PhD

Position: professor

Research interests:

  1. The area of freedom, security and justice of the European Union; the internal security of the European Union, with emphasis on police cooperation, the fight against terrorism and organised crime, border protection, the functioning of the Schengen area.
  2. Strategic studies, transformations in the military, the role of power in international relations, evolution of contemporary international military relations, the function and aims of contemporary armed forces, the hybridization of security.
  3. Information management, intelligence cooperation in the European union and on a transatlantic scale, predicting threats with the use of open-source intelligence.

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Marek Czajkowski, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

Research interests:

  1. International security, with particular emphasis on military aspects and the influence of technology and engineering on its current state and prospects.
  2. The role of outer space in the processes connected with international security and international relations, space policies of individual countries and their role in national security strategies.
  3. Ballistic missile defence as a military instrument of security policy and foreign policy and its influence on international security and its prospects.
  4. Strategic relations USA - France, current situation, history, prospects, global and regional significance, with particular emphasis on Europe.
  5. The Russian Federation, its foreign and security policy, armed forces, economy, place in the world and the evolution of the political role.

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Paweł Frankowski, PhD

Position: assistant professor with a habilitated doctor degree

 

Research interests:

  1. American foreign policy
  2. federalism and regionalism in the North America
  3. regional security in East Africa
  4. the standards of labour law in free trade agreements (FTAs)
  5. Space policy of the European Union

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Piotr Bajor, PhD

Position: assistant professor

Research interest:

  1. Foreign policy of the Republic of Poland, factors determining the change of political system and the transformation process in Poland after 1989.
  2. The process of and the factors determining the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  3. International security with particular emphasis on the post-Soviet area.
  4. The institutionalisation of security on the post-Soviet area.
  5. Ukrainian and Russian foreign and security policy, bilateral relations.
  6. Social and political transformation of the post-Soviet area.

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col. Marcin Szymański, MSc

Position: assistant lecturer

 

Research interests:

  1. Violence in international relations - the phenomenon of war and its role in shaping the world order.
  2. NATO’s comprehensive approach to crisis response operations.
  3. Power and force: the evolution of political and military relations and its role in the shaping of democratic control of the armed forces.

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Doctoral students at the Department

More information about the doctoral students and people cooperating with the Department of National Security is available on the Department’s website.