Professor Edward Haliżak studied at the University of Warsaw between 1971 and 1975, receiving his M.A. degree on the basis of the thesis entitled ‘International transfer of technology’. In 1980, he was granted a Ph.D. degree on the basis of the dissertation ‘Regionalism in international relations’. In 1988, he earned a D.Litt. degree on the basis of the work ‘Scientific and technical co-operation East-West’, published by the University of Warsaw. In 1999, he obtained the title of professor on the basis of the work under the title ‘The Asia-Pacific region in international relations’, released by Scholar, Warsaw 1999. Since graduating in 1975, Professor Edward Haliżak has continuously been involved in the functioning of the Institute of International Relations. He went through all the stages of his academic career there: trainee assistant, doctoral student, Assistant Professor, University Professor, Professor Ordinarius (2004).
In the years 1982-1990, he held the position of the Vice-Director of the Institute of International Relations. Beginning with 1990, he was elected Director of the Institute by its staff seven times (1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008). He also holds the post of the Head of the IR Political Economy Section. Professor’s international experience manifests itself in the participation in such prestigious conferences as the Salzburg Seminar, the Convention of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, the East – West Center (New York), the International Studies Association, the International Political Studies Association. He was also a visiting professor at major U.S. academic centres, Kent State University (1985), Pittsburg University (1994), University of California – San Diego (1997).
Anna Wojciuk graduated from the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (MA thesis: International Criminal Justice and Its Impact on Peace and Security, 2004) and the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw (MA thesis: Alexis de Tocqueville’s Normative Project of Democracy, 2006). She was a Ph.D. student in the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (2005-2009). She defended her Ph.D. in International Relations at the University of Warsaw (Ph.D. dissertation: Evolution of the Notion of Power in the Theory of International Relations and its Analytical Applications). Dr Wojciuk received The Kukulka Prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation concerning theoretical aspects of IR (2010).
Anna Wojciuk was a Visiting fellow at Harvard University (Department of Government and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2008/2009), a Visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York (School of International and Public Affairs, 2008) and at CERI Sciences-Po in Paris (Chercheur invité, 2009). During her MA studies she spent one year at Sciences-Po in Aix-en-Provence within the Erasmus-Socrates exchange program. In 2011 Anna Wojciuk took part in the Essex Summer School in Social Sciences and Data Analysis (Regression Analysis and Comparative Methods).
Anna Wojciuk was awarded with research grants by The Kosciuszko Foundation (2008/2009) and Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education (2008/2010). Secretary of the Warsaw branch of the Polish Association of International Studies (PTSM), a member of International Studies Association (ISA) and of Harvard Club of Poland.
Anna Wojciuk worked (2006/2008) for the Polish Television (TVP2), during that time she was making documentary movies (“The Correspondent” series) about international armed conflicts, sending a TV crew to DR Congo, Somalia, Uganda, Afghanistan, Irak, Birma, and other countries. She co-directed a documentary about UNICEF’s involvement in Ethiopia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re7eF72rkFU.
Prof. dr hab. Roman Kuźniar
Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw (1977). PhD in Political Science in 1981. Habilitation in 1990. Professor of the University of Warsaw in 1992. The title of professor in 2000. In the IIR since 1977. Vice-Director of the Institute in 1984–1986. Editor-in-chief of the annals “Rocznik Strategiczny”. Director of the Diplomatic Academy (2003–2005). Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (2005 – Feb 2007) In 2007–2010, adviser to the Minister of Defence, and from October 2010, the President’s adviser for international affairs. Senator in the term 2012–2016. Decorated with the French Legion of Honour.
Prof. dr hab. Grażyna Michałowska
A graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Wrocław (1969). Ph.D. in Political Science (1976). Habilitation in Political Science (1991). Professor of the University of Warsaw since 1997. Full Professor since 30 December 2009. In the IIR since 1976. Head of the Section of Law and International Institutions and of the MA Studies in International Relations.
Research interests: International law, in particular human rights, culture in international relations, social issues in international relations.
Dr hab. prof. UW Marcin Gawrycki
Graduate of the Institute of International Relations (2000), Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos (1999) and the National Security Studies (2000). PhD in Political Science (2004). Holder of the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2004). Habilitiation in Political Science, specialisation: international relations (2008).
Research interests: issues related to Latin America (history of international relations in Latin America, foreign policy of Cuba, history of Columbia, US policy towards Latin American countries, Latin American guerillas), cyberterrorism, information security.
Dr hab. Justyna Zając
Graduate of the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (2001) and Masters in Euro-Mediterranean Partnership Studies organised by the Istituto Superiore di Catania per la Formazione di Eccellenza and Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence “Euro-Med” at the University of Catania (2000); PhD in Political Science (2004). Habilitation in Political Science (2010). Fellowship at the University of Liege (2001). She completed the joint Israeli-Palestinian Programme on Political Science & Middle East Studies held at the Galilee College in Israel (2007). She was a member of the Steering Committee of Standing Group on International Relations in the European Consortium for Political Research (2004–2010); holder of the scholarship of the Foundation for Polish Science (2005, 2006) and the Foundation of the weekly “Polityka” (2005); member of the Young Scholars Council at the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (since 2010); expert in the Institut Europeau de la Mediterrània (IEMed.) in Barcelona; member of the National Security Strategic Review Commission appointed by President Bronisław Komorowski.
Research interests: international relations in the Middle East and North Africa; foreign policy of Poland, the European Union and the United States.