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Invitation to a lecture:

Joanna Dyduch, University of Wrocław:
“Europeanisation of Polish foreign policy from the realist perspective “
am 27. Mai 16:00 Uhr
im HS45 (Stiege 8, 2. Stock).

Europeanisation of Polish foreign policy from the realist perspective
The lecture will be devoted to the issue of the impact of European integration on Poland’s foreign policy both in its European and global dimension. Its aim is to explain what changes in Poland’s foreign policy have been influenced by the Membership in the European Union. Analysis concerns the period between 2004 and 2015. In order to fulfill the main research aim of the given analysis few detailed questions will be answered. First about Poland’s position and preferences with regard to development trends on the EU level. Second, about the Poland’s place in the EU institutional and legal structures as well as its political consequences, especially for the effectiveness of Poland’s foreign policy. Third, about Poland’s impact on selected EU policies (with clear external dimension). Fourth it will be examined to what extend Poland consciously and effectively contributed to the EU’s foreign policy. Finally it will be answered what is the impact of Polish EU membership on the bilateral relations with its most important partners (eg. Germany, France, Ukraine, Russia or Visegrad countires). The analysis will be founded on the neo-realist methodological assumptions combined with certain elements of the recently developed theoretical concept of Europeanisation.

Joanna Dyduch – assistant professor at the Department of European Studies University of Wrocław in Poland. She completed her PhD in political science. Author of several scientific articles devoted to foreign policy analysis and Europeanisation processes in the field of EU member states’ foreign policy as well as the EU external relations. Joanna is an author, editor and co-editor of books (e.g. Polish-Israeli Relations 1990-2010. From normalization to strategic partnership, Publishing House: TRIO, Warszawa 2010, Selected Politics of the European Union. Evolution in the context of the Lisbon Treaty and the Europe 2020 Strategy, Publishing House: ASPRA, Warszawa 2012, European Union Development. Challenges and Strategies, Publishing House: ASPRA, Warszawa 2013, European Union as an Global Actor. Political integration: identity issues and foreign policy, Publishing House: ASPRA, Warszawa 2014, Europeanisation of Polish Foreign Policy in the structural realism perspective, Wrocław University Press, 2016).


Call for Panels for the 5th European Congress on World and Global History

Following the successful and rewarding congresses held in Leipzig, Dresden, London, and Paris, the next ENIUGH Congress will take place in Budapest, hosted by the Central European University (Department of History) and Corvinus University (Karl Polanyi Research Centre at the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy), supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Research Centre for Humanities.

Under the overall theme “Ruptures, Empires, Revolutions” and on the occasion of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, we seek to discuss the global context and repercussions of the revolution in particular while debating the role of revolutions in global history in general. We also encourage to explore the relationship between empire and revolution and to challenge still influential narratives, like the supposedly universal trend from “empire to nation” through a comparative and global perspective on empires and imperial societies.

Call for Panels


Call for Application:

The Master’s course is an interdisciplinary, research-based programme offered by a Consortium of five European universities:

*Leipzig University (Germany),
*London School of Economics and Political Science (UK),
*Roskilde University (Denmark),
*University of Vienna (Austria),
*and University of Wroclaw (Poland).

and is maintaining a partnership with seven further leading universities around the world in the field of Global Studies:
* Dalhousie University (Canada),
* Fudan University (China),
* Ghent University (Belgium),
* Jawaharlal Nehru University (India),
* Macquarie University (Australia),
* University of California at Santa Barbara (USA),
* University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.

We would be pleased if you could forward the enclosed flyer to potential applicants or persons that might be in contact with them in order to encourage prospective students to send their application by 31/05/2016.

Please feel also free to print out the enclosed document in order to post it at a black board.

Further information on the Master’s course in Global Studies is also to be found under:

A link list with potential scholarship opportunities is accessible via the following website:


New Book Publication on Work from a Global Historical Perspective

A new book has been published by scholar Andrea Komlosy, Professor at the Economic and Social History Institute at the University of Vienna. The book is a study on the nature of work from the 13th to the 21st century from a global perspective.

Based within economic and social history, the study looks at the changing nature of working conditions both from their diversity and their contradictions. This reveals simultaneity across time towards the twenty-first century and challenges the Euro-centric narrative of work, placing the concept in a more nuanced global perspective as a result.

To look at the contents of the book, please see here.



A Blog created by a student project of the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Program hosted by the Universities of Vienna, Leipzig, Wroclaw and the London School of Economics:

CD Sounds from Globalistan, Vol. 1. You can find information and auditions here:

For further information (where to buy ect.) contact Leopold Kögler