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Polish-American relations after 89. Strategic partnership or Polish clientelism towards the USA?

Start: Tue, 19 Nov 2019, 10:00

The Institute of International Relations and the Institute of Research in the discipline of Political Sciences and Administration of the Vistula University invite you to the Scientific Seminar “Strategic partnership or clientelism of Poland towards the USA?”, which will take place on November 19, 2019. Our guest will be professor Ryszard Zięba, PhD, from the University of Warsaw, who will give a lecture and conduct a discussion on political cooperation between Poland and the United States after 1989.

The purpose of this cooperation is to bind the security interests of Poland and the USA by establishing allied relations, strengthening the US military presence in Europe, including Poland and other countries of the NATO’s eastern flank. Striving for a strategic partnership, Poland has made its security dependent on the American ally, falling into clientelist dependence.

Lecture agenda

  1. The convergence of interests of transforming Poland and the US after the end of the Cold War.
  2. Poland’sefforts to join NATO.
  3. Poland’sadjustment to NATO standards and US interests after joining the Alliance; bandwagoning strategy.
  4. Strengthening the US presence in Europe.
  5. Militarization and clientelism of Polish security policy.

Professor Ryszard Zięba, PhD,  is a lecturer at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies of the University of Warsaw. His research interests include international security, foreign policy and security of Poland and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the security policy of great powers and the European Union, as well as security theories, foreign policy and international relations.

Professor Ryszard Zięba, PhD, took internships abroad, among others at George Washington University in Washington and at the Institute for Western European Security Studies in Paris. He received the prestigious European Commission grant – Jean Monnet Chair, was a member of the Steering Committee of the Standing Group on International Relations at the European Consortium for Political Research, a coordinator for Poland at the Central and East European International Studies Association, a member of the Main Board of the Polish Society of Political Sciences, a member of the National Committee for Cooperation with the International Association of Political Sciences (IPSA) at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of the National Security Strategic Review Commission appointed by the President of the Republic of Poland. Currently, he is an expert of the Polish Accreditation Commission and a member of several chapters of scientific awards and program councils of periodicals.

Professor Zięba is the author of a total of about 400 publications, reviews and expert opinions. He recently published the following books: Poland’s Foreign and Security Policy: Problems of Compatibility with the Changing International Order (Springer, Cham 2020); International security in the 21st century (collective work, Poltext Publishing House, Warsaw 2018); The Euro-Atlantic Security System in the 21st Century: From Cooperation to Crisis (Springer, Cham 2018) and the article “The 20th Anniversary of Poland’s Accession to NATO”, [in:] Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr, (Eds.) , Open Door: NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security After the Cold War, Washington DC: Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Johns Hopkins University 2019, pp. 197-214.

We cordially invite all interested 

On November the 19th, 2019, at 10:00 am, Senate Hall No. 21 

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