Members

Biernacka-Rygiel Anna PhD student at the University of Warsaw, employee in the Polish public administration. Interests: European Union, european law, economic crisis, economic and political situation of Greece, internationam law, consullar affairs in tourism sector, traveling.

Ciborowski Kamil Student of Arabic and English at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Silesia. My research interests include: Afghanistan, recent history of the Middle East, and social changes caused by the Arab Spring.

Czupa Katarzyna She holds Master’s degree in international relations from University of Warsaw (2014). She also studies Finance and Accounting (Master’s studies) at the Warsaw School of Economics. From January 2014 to April 2016 she worked at CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research, where she realized a project ‘Islamic finance – an innovation on the international markets’ financed by Narodowy Bank Polski. Between 2012 and 2014 she was a deputy of editor-in-chief of the student international affairs review Notabene. In 2013 she was awarded the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for outstanding academic achievements. She had internships in the Communication Department of Polish Humanitarian Action (2012), in the Editorial Department of biznes.onet.pl (2012) and in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Abu Dhabi. She participated in the international journalistic course ‘Reporting and Writing about Development’ carried out by Poynter’s News University (2012).

Genard Quentin Spent five years in the wonderful city of Liège (Belgium) to become a graduate from the State’s University in Political Science (BA in Political Science and MA in European policies). Moved in 2012 a few kilometers up to the North to study at the College of Europe, in Bruges (MA in European Political and Administrative Studies). During the studies, and more actively since june 2013, active member of civil society’s organizations (European Movement – Belgium and Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité). Fields of interest: Belgian turbulent political life, European’s “foreign policy”, European action in the MENA region and the regulation of trade (both in order to ensure security and to promote foreign policy goals).

Gil Wojciech Student at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations (Jagiellonian University, Cracow). An active member of the International Relations Students’ Association (KSSM UJ) at the University; including being an Executive Secretary (2013-2014) and the African Section’s Coordinator (2013 – ). Member of the Jagiellonian Club.

Gogowski Grzegorz PhD candidate at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science (University of Warsaw). Graduated from the Institute of European Studies (University of Warsaw, 2011) and Postgraduate Studies of Internal Security (2012). His MA Thesis The Security Policy of the United Kingdom after the Cold War was singled out at Collegium Civitas The competition for Professor Robert Mroziewicz award for the best thesis in the sphere of international relations and diplomacy.

Jaromin Kinga A graduate of the Center for Europe at the University of Warsaw with specialisation in EU foreign policy. EVS volunteer in the Republic of Moldova (2014), a journalist at EurActiv.pl (2015) and an intern of a Romanian Center for European Policy think tank in Bucharest (2015). Interested in the EU’s foreign policy towards Eastern Europe and internal affairs of countries of the region.

Kaniewska Monika

Kędzierski Michał Graduate of BA/BSc and supplementary MA/MSc studies at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (2015). Scholar of the International Parliamentary Scholarship IPS 2016 of the German Bundestag. Editor for the International Affairs Review Notabene (2012-2014). Since 2012 till present editor for the Portal of Foreign Affairs, where he currently works as an editor-in-chief for the Europe and European Union section. Since 2014 collaborator by editing of German Bulletin, which is being released by the Center for International Relations and the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation. His research interests include: domestic and foreign policies of the German Federal Republic, especially German-Polish and German-Russian relations.

Klimowicz Dominika PhD candidate at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science (University of Warsaw). Graduated from the Institute of International Relations UW (2013) and the European Center UW (2013) and in addition studied at the Maastricht University (Netherlands). Trainee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Economics and the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH), as well as at HumanDoc Foundation.

Krowicki Marcin

Libront Karolina PhD in Political Science from University of Warsaw (2015). in Master in International Relations (2011) and Law (2013) at the University of Warsaw. Finished a PhD Programme in Humanistic Studies, specializing in International Relations (2014) at the University of Warsaw. Studied at the University of Vienna (2008-2009). Her research interests include German foreign policy, Central Europe and NATO. She specializes in civil and economic law.

Makowska Marta PhD candidate at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science (University of Warsaw). Master of Political Science from the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Krakow. For more than three years active member of the International Relations Students’ Association of the Jagiellonian University, most notably working in its European section. Erasmus student in the Institute of Political Science in Paris (Sciences Po Paris). Currently enrolled for a postgraduate programme in management in the Managers’ Academy of the Third Sector (Collegium Civitas, Warsaw). Her hobbies are photography, architecture of Warsaw and literature. Research areas: Middle East and North Africa, European Union, Transatlantic relations, France, 20th century philosophy (selected issues).

Malantowicz Artur Operations Manager at the Network on Humanitarian Action (Brussels, Belgium). PhD in Political Science from University of Warsaw (2016). Graduated from the Institute of International Relations UW (2011) and the Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies UW (2011) and in addition studied at the University of Kent in Canterbury (United Kingdom, 2008-09) and the University of Jordan (Jordan, 2012-13). Trainee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (2011) and the EU Delegation in Amman (2013).
Research interests: International relations of the Middle East, regional security aspects in the Middle East (e.g. Arab-Israeli conflict, peace process, the Palestinian refugees), foreign policy of the Arab states, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (history, political system, foreign policy and the democratization process), superpowers’ policy towards the Middle East.

Marcinkowska Barbara She graduated from the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (MA, 2010) and the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges (MA 2013). In 2009 Erasmus student in the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (SciencesPo) in Paris. One of the founding members of Centre for International Initiatives. Beforehand, she was a member of the Sobieski Institute’s team for several years, a secretary of the editorial office of the International Political Review (Międzynarodowy Przegląd Polityczny) and has worked as an intern in the Polish Embassy in France. Long-time member and secretary of the Proyecto del Sur – Student Society of the Univeristy of Warsaw dealing with Ibero-american issues. Former president of the CII (2012-2014). Research areas: France and Francophone countries, European Union, external policies of the EU, history of diplomacy and diplomatic law, international public law, Latin America.

Mazurek Kamil  MSSc graduate in political science from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw. Currently PhD student at the same faculty. Erasmus student of politics and international relations at the University of Southampton in the UK (2010-2011). Collaborator of stosunki.pl and uniaeuropejska.org websites as well as Centre for Political Analysis of the University of Warsaw. Research interests: defence industry and market, security and defence (especially Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU ), institutional system of the EU, security in East Asia and Commonwealth of Independent States regions as well as methodology of political research. In his free time he plays squash and is interested in fantasy, science-fiction and philosophy.

Pasierbiak Tomasz

Radziwoń Aleksandra Master of International Relations at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw, Bachelor of English Studies, University of Warsaw (major: American Culture and Literature). Erasmus student at the University of Vienna, Austria (2008/2009). Scholarship student of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria (2011). Trainee at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vienna and in Dublin, as well as at the Polish Institute in Vienna. Long-time member and international officer of the Young Diplomats’ Center, a student association dealing with international relations. Participant of the International Parliamentary Scholarship Programme IPS 2014 at the German Bundestag. Research areas: public and cultural diplomacy, European Union, cooperation within the Weimar Triangle.

Romanowski Michał Michał Romanowski has worked at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Warsaw since 2011. His foreign and security research interests include Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. He has written for numerous publications, including The Diplomat, Rzeczpospolita, New Eastern Europe, Global Asia and Visegrad Insight. He is a member of the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program. Romanowski has studied political science and sociology at the University of Warsaw. He speaks fluent English and Russian in addition to his native Polish.

 Russjan Marek

Sęk Anita Graduated from the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy, College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium) and in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland). LLP ERASMUS stipend on the University of Vienna. In years 2012-2013 Marie Curie Researcher on EU External Action in a think tank Trans European Policy Studies Association based in Brussels. Trainee i.a. in the European Commission (Cabinet of Š. Füle, Commissioner for ENP and Enlargement), Polish MFA, European Parliament and Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moscow. Honourable member of the International Relations Students’ Association of the Jagiellonian University.

Smalec Łukasz Ph.D. in Political Science (2015). Graduated from the Institute of International Relations UW (2011) and Warsaw School of Economics (2013). Trainee at the Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs (2010) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (2012). Currently NSPA (National School of Public Administration) student. Research interests: international security after the Cold War, US foreign and security policy and strategic culture, NATO, “€œGlobal Balkans” (especially Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan), US-Chinese competition/cooperation and North Korean issues.

Smentek Rafał MSSc graduate in political science from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science (specialization in European management) at the University of Warsaw. Erasmus scholar of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. In the past, involved in the so-called citizen journalism as well as journalism concentrated on local issues. Intern website Wiadomości24.pl and Division Warsaw Poland The Times. He also published on the site Stosunkimiedzynarodowe.pl. Twice he was a trainee at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Warsaw. Scholar of the German Bundestag within the framework of Internationales-Parlaments-Stipendium in 2012. Participant and speaker at national and international seminars and conferences. Member of the Centre for International Initiatives, Young Polish International Network and Bundestag Alumni Poland.

Szumilas – Ocalewicz Aleksandra Graduated from the Italian Language and LIterature Department at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Spent 2 years in the United States studying at William Rainey Harper College and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Erasmus student at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. Graduated from the Academy of Yound Diplomats at the European Academy of Diplomacy, specialized in Foreign Service. Project assistant at the Polish Institute of International Affairs in Warsaw (Middle East and North Africa Project) and trainee at New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw. Currently studying International Relations and Diplomacy at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw.

Tołczyk Joanna MA graduate in politics and German philology at the University of Warsaw. Trainee and co-worker of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Poland. Assistant to the office of Bundestag Alumni Association, which gathering Polish participants of Program “Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium” in the German Bundestag. She is also member of the Association of Towns and Municipalities Partnership of Izabelin.

 Walkowiak Anna

Wasilewski Karol PhD candidate at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science. He holds Bachelor and Master’s degree in international relations from University of Warsaw (specialization diplomacy). He also studies Oriental Studies (specialization Turkish Studies) at the University of Warsaw. He worked as deputy-in-chief of the student international affairs review Notabene. His research interests include: international relations in the Middle East, Turkey’s foreign policy, history of the Ottoman Empire and Cyber Security. Huge fan of box.

Wojciechowska Paulina Graduate from the Institute of International Relations (MA in IR, 2010) and the College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Human Sciences (MA in Sociology, 2009).Research interests:Asian countries (especially India, Nepal, Myanmar); Humanitarian Aid and Refugees; Social problems; Intercultural communication.

Ziemiński Piotr A graduate of the law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin (MA, 2010) and the English philology at the Faculty of Humanities of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (BA, 2012), a third-year trainee legal adviser at the Local Chamber of Legal Advisers in Lublin. He currently works in the Office of Legal Counsel and provides pro bono legal assistance to the Foundation The Rule of Law Institute.