The director of the Institute is Prof. Wojciech Kostecki, PhD.
The scope of the Institute’s activities includes:
- international relations and globalization
- international political economy
- political systems and the latest political history of the Republic of Poland
- political philosophy and ethics in politics,
- social and political movements, issues of leadership
The Institute’ activities have been launched in the 2019/20 academic year. Its goal is to join the world political science as much as possible and build achievements in both international and Polish context. The researchers from the Institute participate in international and domestic research networks, thus promoting the Institute’s brand and developing an individual scientific career. In its work, the Institute pays special attention to publications in high-ranking journals in the country and abroad.
An online seminar with guests from other academic centres and think tanks and NGOs was a major event in the Institute’s foregoing activities. Dr Bartłomiej Nowak presented the assumptions of his new book prepared for the Palgrave publishing house, entitled “Governance for a polycentric global order”. He paid special attention to the phenomenon of polycentrism in international relations and the question of what research tools to use to get to know them best.
The Institute’s seminars are addressed to both academic staff and a wider audience. In this way, the Institute contributes to building not only the academic culture and favourable scientific environment but also the popularization of knowledge. The topics planned for 2020 include: changing international order, new technologies and international policy, research and methodological problems of the turn of 1989, political leadership, the future of European integration, Poland and the euro area, management of Polish European policy, Russia’s political system, consequences of “Green Deal” for the European Union and Poland.