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. dr hab. Tomasz Stawecki

Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Stawecki

Professor
Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Professor Ordinarius

OFFICE HOURS:

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

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Dr hab. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Dr hab. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Assistant Professor
Dr hab. iur. Patrycja Grzebyk

Dr hab. iur. Patrycja Grzebyk

Assistant Professor

OFFICE HOURS:

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

BIO

Dr hab. Marek Madej

Dr hab. Marek Madej

Assistant Professor
Kacper Choromański

Kacper Choromański

Alicja Curanović, Ph.D.

Alicja Curanović, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Piotr Grzebyk, Ph.D.

Piotr Grzebyk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Marcin Lachowicz, Ph.D.

Marcin Lachowicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Mateusz Laszczkowski, Ph.D.

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Nines Lima Parra

Nines Lima Parra

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Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

OFFICE HOURS:

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

BIO

Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

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BIO

Dawid Sześciło, Ph.D.

Dawid Sześciło, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

OFFICE HOURS:

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

BIO

Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Stawecki

Prof. dr hab. Tomasz Stawecki

Professor at University of Warsaw – Faculty of Law. Teaches theory of law and philosophy of law (since 1980), also runs special courses on legal interpretation and argumentation. His research includes also constitutional law, comparative law and arbitration practice, as well as sociology of law. Graduated from University of Warsaw, research studies also in Oxford, Washington, Florence, Moscow and others. Author of ca 100 publications, supervisor of 4 doctoral theses defended, and several master theses. Active member of the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR) since 2011 – member of the (International) Execitive Committee. Active in practice: counsel in leading international law firms in Poland (since 1991), consultant to the Polish Parliament, Polish Government and the National Bank of Poland with respect to reforms of Polish law (since 1991).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Methodology and methods in humanitarian studies
  • Master Seminar
Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Prof. Roman Kuźniar

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • World Politics and Humanitarian Action
  • Master Seminar
Dr hab. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Dr hab. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Prevention of human rights atrocities
  • Master Seminar
Dr hab. iur. Patrycja Grzebyk

Dr hab. iur. Patrycja Grzebyk

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Reconciliation in a post-conflict society
  • Career Development
  • Master Seminar
Dr hab. Marek Madej

Dr hab. Marek Madej

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. See more.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Contemporary armed conflicts and stability operations
  • Master Seminar
Kacper Choromański

Kacper Choromański

In 2015 he received LLM Masters of Law at University of Warsaw. Since December 2012 he has been providing the BPA reports for the Police force and Public Prosecutors in Poland in 50 cases. Since November 2013 he has been registered as an expert witness with the District Court in Warsaw. In 2013 he published first Polish translation of BPA terminology. Since February 2014 Kacper Choromanski has been giving several lectures and workshops for the Polish National Police Units, Public Prosecutors and Forensic Biology Laboratories throughout Poland. He is the first Polish expert who has completed both BPA courses (Basic and Advanced) as well as an internship with the BPA expert Stuart H. James in the U.S. In 2014 he become full member of IABPA. In 2016 he worked as scientific assistant at University of Warsaw in Law Faculty. Since 2015 he's working on his PhD in Centre for Forensic & Investigative Sciences (University of Warsaw).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Simulations exercise Forensic Identification in Humanitarian Action
Alicja Curanović, Ph.D.

Alicja Curanović, Ph.D.

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Conflicts and crises in Eastern Europe
  • Master Seminar
Piotr Grzebyk, Ph.D.

Piotr Grzebyk, Ph.D.

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).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Labour Law in humanitarian action
Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Lawyer, specialist in international environmenatl law as well as international immunities. Expert in the field of Baltic states problems, adjunct professor at the Eastern and Central Europe Department in the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of numerous publications on law and political sciences. Co-author of Central-Eastern Europe Biographical Dictionary, editor of several books.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Legal Dimension of Humanitarian Action
Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa Ph.D. is a lawyer specializing in human rights law, space law and international law. For then 16 years she has been involved in various human rights activities, serving as the Chair of the Polish section of Amnesty International (2007 -2011,2015-2017 ). 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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Establishment of a humanitarian organisation- administrative issues
Marcin Lachowicz, Ph.D.

Marcin Lachowicz, Ph.D.

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Establishment of a humanitarian organisation- administrative issues
Mateusz Laszczkowski, Ph.D.

Mateusz Laszczkowski, Ph.D.

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action
  • Master Seminar
Nines Lima Parra

Nines Lima Parra

Nines is a Medical Doctor, a Family and Community Physician Specialist and obtained a Master's Degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health at the University of Barcelona in 2001.
From 1996-2001 worked as an emergency physician at the Clínico (Granada) Costa del Sol (Marbella) and Torrecárdenas (Almería) Hospitals.
From 2001 and 2006, Nines combined her work as Primary Health Care Doctor in Spain with different Medical Doctor and Medical Coordinator positions in several humanitarian emergency projects with Médecins Sans Frontières in countries such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Angola, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan or Niger, among others.
From 2007 to November 2016 she was part of the Medical Department at MSF's Barcelona Headquarters as Advisor for Tropical and Neglected Diseases, such as malaria, Chagas, Visceral Leishmaniosis and Sleeping sickness, providing technical and strategic support to various projects and countries of intervention.
She has also taken part in several scientific publications, has been involved in operational research studies and clinical trials aiming to improve the case management of patients, as well as controlling and ruling out strategies for Neglected Tropical Diseases, in collaboration with, or as committee member, of research institutions such as DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative), Epicentre, FIND, OMS, RMRI-MS, LSTMH, etc.
In 2016, she joins the Cooperativa Humanitaria as co-founder where she contributes to the medical training development and implementation.

Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Protection of civilians in armed conflicts
  • Legal Dimension of Humanitarian Action
  • Master Seminar
Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Methodology and methods in humanitarian studies
Dawid Sześciło, Ph.D.

Dawid Sześciło, Ph.D.

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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Management in humanitarian action
  • Master Seminar

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