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. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Prof. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Assistant Professor
Prof. Alicja Curanović

Prof. Alicja Curanović

Associate Professor
Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Zuzanna Kulińska-Kępa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Prof. Roman Kuźniar

Professor Ordinarius
Prof. Marek Madej

Prof. Marek Madej

Associate professor
Marta Górczyńska, MA, LLM

Marta Górczyńska, MA, LLM

NOHA lecturer
Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

Marcin Romanowicz, Ph.D.

Małgorzata Wosińska

Małgorzata Wosińska

Prof. Agnieszka Bieńczyk-Missala

Prof. 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.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Prevention of human rights atrocities
  • Master Seminar
Prof. Alicja Curanović

Prof. Alicja Curanović

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw; holds a PhD in political science. Her main research interests include Russian foreign policy; religious factor in international relations; identity and status, messianism in politics. She has conducted research inter alia at Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, the Russian State University for Humanistic Studies and MGIMO. Her articles appeared in i.a. "International Relations", "Problems of Post-Communism", “Politics and Religion”, “Nationalities Papers” or “Religion, State and Society”. Her latest monograph – “The Sense of Mission in Russian Foreign Policy: Destined for Greatness!” (Routledge 2021).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Conflicts and crises in Eastern Europe
  • Master Seminar
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.

Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw (Department of International Aviation and Space Law), lecturer at the District Bar Council in Warsaw. Between 2007-2011 and 2015-2017, she served as president of the Amnesty International Poland Association and was the first woman from Eastern Europe to sit on the International Executive Council of Amnesty International (2012-2014). She is the author of scientific publications on international law, human rights protection, and space law issues. Fellow of the Hague Academy of International Law. Member of the Polish Group of the International Law Association (ILA).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Establishment of a humanitarian organisation- administrative issues
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
Prof. Marek Madej

Prof. Marek Madej

Assistant professor in the Department of Strategic Studies and International Security, Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. Formerly also research fellow – senior expert on international security in Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM, 2006-2010), an expert on security in the Chancellery of the President of Poland (2012-2013) and deputy director for research and international cooperation at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (2016-2019). He received a scholarships from governments of the USA (2009) and Japan (2017). Visiting professor at various universities in the UK (Univ. of Nottingham, Univ. of Kent), Ireland (DCU), India (Univ. of Manipal), Kosovo (UBT Pristina) and in European Security and Defense College. Member of the scientific board and editorial team of Rocznik Strategiczny and Stosunki Międzynarodowe – International Relations. Author of more than 100 scientific publications on various aspects of international security, including (as an author or editor) 10 monographs and collections, as well as several analyses for such institutions as Polish MFA, MOD or Chancellery of the President of Poland.

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Contemporary armed conflicts and stability operations
  • Master Seminar
Marta Górczyńska, MA, LLM

Marta Górczyńska, MA, LLM

Head of the Migration Department, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. My latest academic paper discusses access to asylum at the borders of Poland during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://espminetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Gorczynska_Jan_27.pdf.

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
Małgorzata Wosińska

Małgorzata Wosińska

Małgorzata Wosińska, a genocide anthropologist and psychotraumatologist. Her research interests cover a large and diverse range of topics from critical Holocaust and genocide studies to museum and forensic studies. Her doctoral dissertation concerns the issue of the identity of genocide survivors in Rwanda (in comparison to Shoah), where she conducted regular field research between 2009 and 2017. In addition to her research activity, she works on a daily basis with witnesses of traumatic events, including war refugees in Europe.

She is an expert in advising on the management of memorial sites and trauma for both governmental and non-governmental organisations of preventive and commemorative character, such as USHMM (USA), CNLG (Rwanda), Aegis Trust (United Kingdom), ENRS (European Union), Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (Poland). From 2018 to 2020, she was engaged in the activities of memory diplomacy, acting as Representative of the Director for International Cooperation of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Her recent publications in English include: “Murambi is Not Auschwitz: The Holocaust in Representations of the Rwandan Genocide (in: Replicating Atonement, ed. Mischa Gabowitsch, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017: 187-208); “Everyone belongs to the third generation. On trauma as the space of choice”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2022).

CURSES TAUGHT:
  • Anthropology and Intercultural Aspects of Humanitarian Action
  • An introduction to Holocaust Studies (visiting lectures / walking lectures)

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