Prof. Wawrzyniec Konarski, PhD
Faculty: Business and International Relations
Education Field: International Relations, Journalism and social communication
Rector of Vistula University
Associate professor at Vistula University, formerly lecturer of the Jagiellonian University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw and Warsaw University; researcher of ethnocultural and political and system issues in democratic and authoritarian systems as well as selected issues within the latest political history and ethnopolitics, including nationalisms and regionalisms against the background of a modern historical perspective; participant of nearly 200 national and international conferences and guest lecturer at several dozen universities and educational institutions in Poland and Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Great Britain and Hungary, as well as in Chile, the North Korea and the USA; member of scientific associations, among others: the “Poland 2000 Plus” Forecasting Committee Department at Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Society of Political Sciences (during 2007-2010 – deputy president of the Main Board by election), Polish Society for the Cooperation with the Club of Rome (since 30.01.2012 – deputy president of the Main Board by election), International Political Science Association; political commentator in Polish and foreign media; author of nearly 200 publications in the field of political science, cultural studies, media studies and international relations (published in Polish, English, Croatian, Finnish, German, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian), including: A Legacy of Hatred: On the Conflict in Northern Ireland (1991); Nieprzejednani: rzecz o Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Irreconcilables: The Story of the Irish Republican Army) (1991); A Predominant Party System: The Case of Ireland (1994); Pragmatycy i idealiści: rodowód, typologia i ewolucja ugrupowań politycznych nacjonalizmu irlandzkiego w XX wieku (Pragmatists and Idealists: Origins, Typology and Evolution of the Political Parties in the Twentieth Century Irish Nationalism) (2001); System konstytucyjny Irlandii (The Constitutional System of Ireland) (2005); Bałkany: Etnokulturowe podłoże konfliktów (The Balkans: Ethnocultural Roots of the Conflict) (co-author and co-editor, 2006); Niemcy-Polska: Coraz bliżej: Perspektywa polskich i niemieckich studentów (Germany-Poland: Coming Closer: the Perspective of Polish and German Students) (co-author and editor, 2007); Kryzys przywództwa we współczesnej polityce (The Crisis of Leadership in the Contemporary Politics) (co-author and co-editor, 2011); Politolog o polityce. Wywiady, komentarze, opinie i ekspertyzy (Political Scientist on Politics: Interviews, Comments, Opinions and Expertise) (2008-2014) (2014); Partyzanci, doktrynerzy, terroryści. Chronologiczne studium fenomenu Irlandzkiej Armii Republikańskiej (Partisans, Doctrinaires, Terrorists. Chronological Study of the Phenomenon of the Irish Republican Army) (2019).
Teaching / Research interests:
- government systems, political parties and political leadership in democratic and authoritarian systems;
- broadly understood connections – analysed from the perspective of modern history – between ethnicity, nationalism and politics, as well as migration aspects in selected countries;
- analysis of various political systems in the Polish and global media;
- global problems in the context of the current challenges, including the activities of the Club of Rome.