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Dr Bogusław Zaleski

Dr Bogusław Zaleski
Associate Professor
Section of Non-European Area Studies



(born 16 November 1948 in Radom) –

Polish government official, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Bogusław Zaleski graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw in 1972. In 1977, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Political Science (specialization: international relations).


In the years 1972-1995 he was a research fellow at the University of Warsaw, since 1977 holding the post of an assistant professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. Vice-Director of this unit in the first half of the 1990s. Between 1981 and 1983 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science at Warsaw University.


In 1978, Dr Bogusław Zaleski was a visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (India). At the beginning of the 1980s he lectured at the University of Nebraska (USA). Twice, in 1982 and in 1985, he obtained the Salzburg Seminar scholarship, and in 1986, a scholarship at Nuffield College, Oxford University.


In 1995, he joined the public administration. He was successively: adviser to the minister, Director of the Department of International Relations, Director General and Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister. Since 1998 he held various director positions at the Energy Regulatory Office. In 2002, Dr Bogusłąw Zaleski became Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He held this post until 2005.


In 2008, he returned to the teaching and research work at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

India, foreign policy of non-European countries (developing countries), energy security



History of international relations 1815-1945

Seminar Themes


International relations in the Asia-Pacific region. The European Union’s attitude toward non-European states. Polish foreign policy towards countries from outside Europe.
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