Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw

The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, established in 1976, is the oldest Polish academic center specializing in international affairs. Since the creation it combines high quality research with teaching and develops an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach by integrating diverse scientific branches, from political theory to sociology, law, history and economics.
Education. The Institute offers 3-year bachelor’s program (BA in international relations) and 2-year graduate program (MA in international relations). In its educational offer the Institute provides students with a variety of specialized postgraduate courses, including program on national security, cross-cultural communication in international security and humanitarian assistance.
Research. The Institute conducts various theoretical and policy-oriented research projects in the domain of IR theory, security studies, political economy, European integration and area studies, including projects dedicated to India and Asia-Pacific Region. It organizes on regular basis national and international conferences and workshops, as well as many other events . The institute publishes two scientific journals – a quarterly  Stosunki Międzynarodowe–International Relations and Strategic Yearbook (Rocznik Strategiczny); series of monographs (Zurawia Papers) and other books and collections. On the request, the Institute provides analyses and advice on various aspects of international relations and Polish foreign policy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence and other state institutions. Part of academic staff has served or already serves as civil servants in governmental bodies or advisors to the Polish authorities. Currently (in 2011) the Institute is involved in the National Security Strategic Review (NSSR) under the auspices of the Chancellery of the President of Poland. Institute’s academic staff offers also its expertise to wider audience through the wide presence in the press and media.

Contact information

Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw

Faculty of Journalism and Political Science
Żurawia 4, 00-503 Warsaw

Tel: +48 22 553 16 35
Fax: +48 22 553 16 36
Mail: ismn@uw.edu.pl

The team

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Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. Vice-Director for Academic Research and International Cooperation at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (since 2008). Analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (2006-2008). Expert at the European TUNING Programme (2009-2010). Participant in NOHA network (since 2006).
  • WMD in the context of international humanitarian law
Marcin Kaczmarski
Assistant Professor
Marcin Kaczmarski works as an Assistant Professor at theFaculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw, where he works  on Russia’s foreign and security policy.
  • Proliferation crises
  • Arms control
  • Russia and the non-proliferation regime
Roman Kuźniar
Professor Ordinarius
Tel: + 48 22 553 16 35
Professor Ordinarius at theFaculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw since 1977. The Head of the Security and Strategic Section. The Director of the Department of Planning and Analyses of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992-1994); Minister Plenipotentiary in the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations in Geneva (1994-1998); official (1998-2002) and Director (2000-2002) of the Department of Strategy and Foreign Policy Planning.Studies. Director of the Diplomatic Academy (2003-2005). Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (2005-February 2007).
He has been the editor-in-chief of the Strategic Yearbook since September 1995.
  • Strategic studies
  • International security
  • Polish security policy
Marek Madej
Assistant Professor
Tel: + 48 606 92 42 27
Marek Madej (born 1978) joined the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw University in 2001, as a Ph.D. student and lecturer. In 2006, after receiving his Ph.D. title (summa cum laude) in political science for dissertation Asymmetric Threats to Security of Transatlantic States (University of Warsaw), he served as an assistant. Assistant professor since 2007. In years 2006-2010 he has worked also as a research fellow on transatlantic security at PISM (Polish Institute of International Affairs).  He is a member of editorial staff of Rocznik strategiczny (Strategic Yearbook). He was engaged in works on Polish Security Strategy of 2007.
  • Asymmetric and other non-conventional threats
  • WMD terrorism
  • WMD proliferation
  • Transatlantic security