Faculty

NOHA’s core teaching staff comprises highly qualified senior lecturers and researchers in a wide range of relevant disciplines and faculties. Practitioners from leading humanitarian organisations, including NGOs and governmental institutions, also participate in the teaching as external lecturers.

Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Professor Ordinarius

Bio

Associate professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw. Head of the Department of Strategic Studies. Main field of research: international political relations, human rights, strategic studies and Polish foreign and security policy. Author and editor of numerous publications. Initiator and editor-in chief of „The Strategic Yearbook”. Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland. See more.

Courses taught

  • International relations in humanitarian action

Contact

r.kuzniar@uw.edu.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 15:00-16:30,Collegium Iuridicum III, room 312

Prof. Katarzyna Myszona-Kostrzewa

Associate Professor

Bio

Associate Professor at the Institute of International Law, Faculty of Law and Administration; head of the Department of International Air and Space Law, head of the Post-Graduate Studies of International Law and Foreign Service, University of Warsaw; head of the Section of Space Law and Policy of the Space and Satellite Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Fellow of the Queen Elisabeth II Scholarship and the Joseph Conrad Scholarship. Main areas of research: air and space law, international safety, law of international organisations.

Courses taught

  • Diploma seminar (I)

Contact

k.myszona_kostrzewa@wpia.uw.edu.pl

Prof. Andrzej Szeptycki

Associate Professor

Bio

D.Litt., Ph.D. political scientist, graduate of the University of Warsaw and the University of Paris-Sorbonne, associate professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw, in 2005–2009 research fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Has published extensively on Polish and Ukrainian foreign policies, as well as selected aspects of European integration. Columnist of the “New Eastern Europe” bi-monthly. Member of the Council of the Polish-Ukrainian Partnership Forum. Married, has three children. See more.

Courses taught

  • Economy and foreign policy of Eastern European countries

Contact

andrzej.szeptycki@uw.edu.pl

Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Researcher and academic teacher at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (since 2004), Chairman of the scientific project Prevention of Massive Violations of Human Rights, financed by Poland’s National Scientific Centre, Vice Director for Academic Research and International Cooperation at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (2008-2012). Main areas of research: international protection of human rights, prevention of mass atrocities, humanitarian issues. See more.

Courses taught

  • Prevention of human rights atrocities

Contact

agnieszka.missala@uw.edu.pl

Alicja Curanović, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

PhD in political science, Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. Main research interests: international relations in the post-Soviet area; Russian foreign policy; religious factor in international relations; perception, identity, image and status in politics. She has conducted research inter alia at the Columbia University, Stanford University and the Russian State University for Humanistic Studies. Her articles appeared in renowned academic journals, e.g. “Politics and Religion”, “Nationalities Papers” or “Religion, State and Society”. See more.

Courses taught

  • Conflicts and crises in Eastern Europe
  • EU Eastern Policy

Contact

a.curanovic@uw.edu.pl

Patrycja Grzebyk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw. In 2006 graduated from Law (Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw) and in 2005 from International Relations (Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, University of Warsaw). Main field of research: International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, Use of Force, Human Rights Law. Awarded with many scholarships and Mandfred Lachs Award for the best monograph in international law. See more.

Curses taught

    • Reconciliation in a post-conflict society
    • Simulation exercise

Contact

patrycjagrenich@wp.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 9.45-11.30, Building of the former Information Center of the UW (CIUW), room 6 (NOHA Office)

Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, PH.D.

BIO

Zuzanna Kulińska Ph.D.  is a lawyer specializing in human rights law, space law and international law. For the past 16 years she has been involved in various human rights activities, serving as the Chair of the Polish section of Amnesty International currently and between 2007 and 2011. During her time in Amnesty International she was also involved in the governance of the international movement as a member of the International Executive Committee (currently the International Board) between 2012 and 2014.

Contact

z.kulinska@wpia.uw.edu.pl
tel./fax + 48 22 55 24 367
m. +48 604 762 724

Marcin Lachowicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

BIO

PH.D. at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, dissertation accepted (with distinction) in 2015. MA in political science and law from the same university. Marcin has conducted research inter alia at Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. Main research interests: tax avoidance and anti-avoidance rules, interaction between domestic and international tax law. Licensed Tax Advisor with over 7 years of working experience in entities from the “Big Four” tax advisory companies.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Financial and labour law in humanitarian action

CONTACT

lachowicz.marcin@gmail.com

 

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Social anthropologists and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, at the University of Warsaw. He received his PhD from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg. Dr Laszczkowski has worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany, and been a Wayne Vucinich Visiting Research Fellow at Stanford University. His research focuses on political anthropology, the anthropology of the state, resistance and protest, as well as the anthropology of space and place, materiality and infrastructure. He is the author of articles published inter alia in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, City & Society and Social Analysis. His book, ‘City of the Future’: Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana has recently been published by Berghahn Books. See more.

Courses taught

  • Anthropology  in Humanitarian Action

Contact

m.laszczkowsk5@uw.edu.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Piotr Grzebyk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

 

BIO

Mobility Coordinator, Head of the School of Polish Law, assistant professor at the Faculty of Law at University of Warsaw. Starting from 2015 Board Member of the European University Centre at Peking University. Since 2014 Academic Guardian of Warsaw Beijing Forum Youth for Business – project co-organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration and School of Law China University of Political Science and Law. Last five years acting as an judicial assistant in Labour Law, Social Security and Public Affairs Chamber in the Supreme Court. PhD at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, dissertation accepted (with distinction) in 2010. MA at the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 2006. Diploma in an Introduction to English Law and the Law of the European Union, University of Cambridge, 2006. Author of inter alia Jurisdiction in employment matters according to 44/2001 Regulation, Wolters 2011 and Collective Labour Law. Case-law, CH Beck 2010 (both in Polish). Visiting professor in Ljubljana, Zagreb, Sofia and Beijing. In 2014 awarded in the Mentoring programme of the Foundation for Polish Science (Mentor – prof. Teun Jaspers University of Amsterdam).

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Financial and labour law in humanitarian action

CONTACT

p.grzebyk@wpia.uw.edu.pl

 

Grzegorz Juszczyk, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor

Bio

Researcher at the Department of Public Health at the Medical University in Warsaw. In 2002 graduated from International Master of Public Health studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In 2009 appointed as a Director of Corporate Prevention in LUX MED, the largest private healthcare provider, part of BUPA, the largest international medical group. The main areas of research are health needs assessment of the working population and optimization of healthcare system.

Courses taught

  • Public health in humanitarian action

Contact

grzegorz.juszczyk@wum.edu.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 16:45 -18:15, Collegium Iuridicum III, room 312

Marek Madej, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Assistant professor (since 2007) at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. Graduated from University of Warsaw (2001, M.A. in international relations). Alumnus of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security, U.S. Department of State (2009). Research fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (2006-2010) and an expert at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland (2012-2013). Main areas of research: NATO and CSDP, contemporary armed conflicts, terrorism and other asymmetric threats.

Courses taught

  • Transformation of war - characteristics of contemporary armed conflicts
  • Contemporary peace and stability operations

Contact

marek.madej@uw.edu.pl

Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Assistant professor in public international law at the Faculty of Law and Administration UW and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Natolin. Member of the International Humanitarian Fact Finding Commission established under Protocol Additional I to the Geneva Conventions on the protection of war victims and a member of the Advisory Council of the European Institute of Peace. In 2004-2012 a Vice-President of the Polish Red Cross. Author of numerous publications on public international law and international humanitarian law.

Courses taught

  • Protection of civilians in armed conflicts
  • Political changes in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989 from the perspective of public international law

Contact

e.mikos-skuza@uw.edu.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 13:30-14:30, Building of the former Information Center of the UW (CIUW),  room 6 (NOHA Office)

Dawid Sześciło, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Bio

Assistant Professor at the Public Administration Research Institute, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw. Visiting scholar at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna (2014-2015), expert on public administration reforms at OECD-SIGMA. NGO expert on public management, human rights and public law. Author of over 100 scientific publications, including handbooks and monographs.

Courses taught

  • Management in humanitarian action

Contact

dawid.szescilo@uw.edu.pl

OFFICE HOURS

Monday, 13:15-14:45, Collegium Iuridicum III, room 312, Tuesday, 13:15 - 14:45, Collegium Iuridicum I, room 403

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