Executive

Prof. dr hab. Magdalena Musiał-Karg
President of the Polish Political Science Association

Polish political scientist, professor of social sciences. Works for the Department of Political Systems at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Specialises in research on direct democracy and the use of new technologies in democratic systems, with a particular focus on e-voting. Her research interests also focus on the role of women in public space and cross-border cooperation on the Polish-German border.

Author of numerous scientific publications in Poland and abroad. Managed and implemented numerous research projects on e-voting, e-participation, and direct democracy.

Vice-Dean for Research and Scientific Cooperation since October 2020 and Vice-Dean for Research and Development at the UAM CIS in 2016-2020. Member of the Political Science Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences (2020-2023), member of the Polish Society for European Studies and the president of the Centre for European Research and Education.

E-mail: magdalena.musiał-karg@amu.edu.pl

 

Dr hab. Maciej Hartliński
Vice-President of the PPSA for Research and Science

Employee of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Warman and Mazrui in Olsztyn. Deputy Director (2016-2020) and Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council of Political Science and Administration (2020-present) at his home Institute.

Research interests mainly focus on political leadership and political parties, and recently the pre-selection of party leaders, parliamentary discourse involving political leaders, as well as intra-party democracy and candidate selection.

Initiated the Party Leaders Database project (party-leaders.eu). Founder of the ‘Political Leadership’ scientific section at the PPSA. Managed and implemented numerous international research projects. Performed scientific internships at the University of Oxford, Indiana University – Bloomington, Ghent University and many other European universities. Author of publications in leading academic publishers (Oxford University Press, Routledge, Palgrave) and journals (East European Politics and Societies, Journal of Language and Politics, East European Quarterly, Polish Political Science Review, Polish Political Science Yearbook, Politeja, Przegląd Politologiczny, Studia Politologiczne).

E-mail: maciej.hartlinski@uwm.edu.pl

 

Prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Janusz
Vice-President of PPSA for legal affairs

Lawyer and political scientist, professor. Head of the Department of Political Systems and Human Rights, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Specialises in human rights research, including minority rights, EU law, democratic systems. Author of numerous scientific publications in Poland and abroad, including 13 original books. Author of 40 expert reports commissioned by public authorities.

Promoter for 21 completed doctoral theses. Manager of the Jean Monnet Project 2002. Implemented two international grants, coordination: Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München [2001-2004] and Faculty of Law, Uppsala University [2002-2004].

Member of scientific committees at the Polish Academy of Sciences, including Committee for Research on Polonia (2001-2004), Committee for Research on Population Migration and Polonia (2007-2010), Committee for Political Science (since 2015).

Fellow of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, member of the Precedent Cases Programme Council of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights since 2008.

Member of the PPSA since 1985.

E-mail: grzegorz.janusz@mail.umcs.pl

 

Dr hab. Renata Podgórzańska
Vice-President of PPSA for public relations and promotion

Renata Podgórzańska, political scientist, PhD, Professor at US, Institute of Political Science and Security, University of Szczecin (US). Analyses contemporary international relations, with particular emphasis on the Polish foreign policy. Her research interests also focus on international security and armed conflicts, stabilisation and strengthening of security in the Balkans, socio-political transformation of the Western Balkan states, and the analysis of migration in the modern world. Author and co-author of six monographs, 10 edited works, and nearly 90 scientific articles. Member of the Scientific Council of “Reality of Politics – estimates – comments – forecasts”. Scientific editor of the series “Meanders of contemporary politics”. President of the Szczecin Branch of the Polish Political Science Association.

From 2008 to 2016, Deputy Director of the Institute of Political Science and European Studies at the University of Szczecin. From 2016 to 2019, Acting Dean for Education at the Faculty of Humanities. In 2019, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and since 1 September 2020, Vice-Rector for Education at the University of Szczecin.

E-mail: renata.podgorzanska@usz.edu.pl

 

Dr hab. Adam Szymański
Vice-President of PPSA for international relations

Polish political scientist, PhD habilitated in social sciences in the field of political science. Works in the Department of Political Systems at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw. From 2004 to 2011, analyst at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PIIA). From 2012 to 2013, TÜBITAK Research Fellow at Koç University in Istanbul.

Specialises in the study of Turkey’s political system and foreign policy, and a comparative perspective of democratisation and de-democratisation. His research interests also focus on European integration, enlargement of the European Union, Turkey-EU relations, Europeanisation and de-Europeanisation, differentiated integration, and the relationship between Islam and democracy.

Author of numerous scientific publications in Poland and abroad. Manager of several research projects on democratisation and de-democratisation, electoral irregularities, and EU enlargement.

Since 2021, Vice-Chair of the Council of Political Science, Administration and Security, University of Warsaw. Member of the Polish Society of European Studies and International Political Science Association (since 2021, chair of Research Committee 13 ‘Democratisation in Comparative Perspective’), European Consortium for Political Research and Southern Political Science Association. Since 2014, head of Polish Research Group on Contemporary Turkey.

E-mail: ar.szymanski@uw.edu.pl

 

Dr Natasza Lubik-Reczek
Secretary of PPSA

Political scientist, PhD in political science. Assistant professor in the Department of Political Systems at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Head of BA studies in international relations and a member of the Programme Council at the faculty. Secretary of the Polish Association of Journalists (PPSA) and Vice-President of its Poznań Branch. Secretary of the Chapter of Professor Czesław Mojsiewicz National Competition for the best book on political science. Member of the Polish Political Science Association, Polish Association for European Studies and the Centre for European Research and Education. Organiser of the Internship and Apprenticeship Fair at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) and Juror of Oxford debates at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU).

Specialises in innovative methods of citizen attitude formation. Her research interests also focus on the role of women in public space, political systems (with special focus on post-Yugoslav countries), and direct democracy.

E-mail: natasza.lubik@amu.edu.pl

 

Dr Alina Kaszkur
Treasurer of the PPSA

Political scientist, doctor of humanities in the field of political science. Works in the Department of Political Theory and Public Sector Management, Faculty of Political Science and Administration of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz. Her research interests include urban policy, public sector innovation, and political participation,

She was a contractor for an National Science Centre project on e-voting; coordinates a project on management and commercialisation of research.

Since 2020, director of the Centre for Technology Transfer and Innovation at Kazimierz Wielki University.

E-mail: alina.kaszkur@ukw.edu.pl

 

Dr hab. Anna Jach
Member of the PPSA Board

Political scientist, historian, PhD in social sciences. Works for the Department of Eurasian Studies at the Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe, Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  Specialises in the 20th and 21st c. history, in particular the history of the USSR and Russia, Polish-Russian relations, systemic transformation and the political system, as well as the non-governmental non-commercial sector and civil society in Russia.

Author of numerous scientific publications in Poland and abroad. Implemented a research project on cooperation between universities and NGOs as animators of civil society using the potential of cultural heritage.

Member of national and international scientific organisations: member of the Scientific Council (since 2020) of the Association for Poland-East Cooperation, International Political Science Association (IPSA, since 2016), International Public Policy Association (IPPA, since 2019), Российская Ассоциация Политической Науки (РАПН, Russian Political Science Association, since 2012), Polish Political Science Association (PPSA, since 2012), Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM, since 2021). Additionally, since 2019, Deputy Chair of the PPSA Audit Committee (2019-2022 term), member of the PPSA General Assembly (2022-2024 term), Chair of the Eurasian Studies Section of the PPSA (since 2018).

 

Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka
Member of the PPSA Board

Politolożka, badaczka przywództwa politycznego, marketingu i komunikacji politycznej, specjalistka w zakresie systemu politycznego Hiszpanii. Od wielu lat wchodzi w skład zarządu PTNP, pełniąc w nim różne funkcje. W przeszłości członkini IPSA Executive Committee, obecnie w zarządzie CEPSA (kolejna kadencja). Prezeska kieleckiego oddziału PTNP oraz Polskiego Towarzystwa Marketingu Politycznego. Stoi na czele Instytutu Stosunków Międzynarodowych i Polityk Publicznych UJK w Kielcach. Poza zainteresowaniami naukowymi, miłośniczka podróży, prawosławnej sztuki sakralnej, kultury śródziemnomorskiej. Within the PPSA Board she is responsible for contacts with CEPSA.

Kontakt: agnieszkakm@wp.pl

 

Dr hab. Joanna Marszałek-Kawa, Associate Professor at Nicolaus Copernicus University
Member of the PPSA Board

As of 1 October 2020, Head of the Department of Political Systems at the Faculty of Political Science and Security. From 2004 to 2010, deputy director of the Institute of Political Science at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies and vice-president of the Toruń branch of the Polish Political Science Association (PPSA). She is also a member of the Board of the PPSA. Editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal “Polish Political Science Yearbook”, two Ukrainian scientific journals: “Current Problems of Philosophy and Sociology” and “S.P.A.CE. / Society, Politics, Administration in Central Europe”, as well as a scientific journal “Nowa Polityka Wschodnia”, published jointly with the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty; deputy editor-in-chief of the journal “Athenaeum. Polskie Studia Politologiczne”; secretary of the quarterly journal “The New Educational Review”. Author of nearly 400 scientific publications, including 13 monographs published in Polish, English and Chinese. Her main scientific interests include: European parliamentarism, Asian affairs, political systems, constitutional systems in the world.

E-mail: joannamkawa@gmail.com