University of Warsaw


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The aim of this introductory course is to promote the Polish language, history and culture in the context of other European, especially Central-European nations. The Polish contribution to European heritage is not broadly known among students from non-European cultural backgrounds. Through a brief review of the Polish history and culture in the Central-European context, students will become familiar with contemporary Poland. A short survival-type introduction to the Polish language will demonstrate how interesting our language could be to all those interested in studying in Poland and Europe.

The course aims to review the legal, economic and political dimensions of trade relations between the European Union and Asia countries. During the course, participants will gain knowledge of economic relations of the main Asian countries with the EU, including the major EU members and also Central European Countries. Students will also gain insights into the legal and institutional framework of the EU’s trade policy and regulations on Foreign Direct Investment. The course will provide an overview of several aspects of how business is run in the European Union, especially in Central Europe, in key economic sectors. It will give students an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the EU economic life, with specific emphasis on business relations with Asia.

The aim of the course is to discuss the main assumptions of the EU and Poland’s policy towards the Asia-Pacific region, with particular emphasis on relations with such states and organizations as: Japan, India, the Republic of Korea, China, Indonesia and other ASEAN countries, EU-ASEAN cooperation. The EU’s relations with Taiwan and the EU’s activity in individual Asian regions will also be discussed. The classes will be attended by current and former ambassadors of Poland and Asia, who will provide students with knowledge about relations with Asian partners. The course aims not only to provide students with theoretical knowledge about contemporary political, military and cultural relations between Poland and Asian states but also to introduce diplomatic practice.

This course will provide practical experience in developing the research, writing and editing skills required for successful careers in international relations broadly defined. While especially well-suited for Bachelor and Master students seeking academic careers, the course will also benefit those aspiring to internationally focused positions in government, international non-governmental organizations or the private sector. Classroom sessions will be based on case studies drawn from various areas of international relations, involving both policy-oriented and theoretically based approaches. Students will gain knowledge how to do researching, writing and editing scholarly articles, policy briefs and/or opinion pieces in English to a standard approaching suitability for publication.

The course examines three key themes of post-Cold War international relations: (1) the end of the Cold War and the beginning of the new international order; (2) whether the post- Cold War era witnessed the global triumph of the liberal democratic order, the conflict of civilisations or return to Big Power politics; (3) the rise of China and the future of Russia as world powers . The class is conducted as a seminar with a substantial emphasis on class participation and discussion.

The course presents the concept of asymmetric threats, their sources, essence, specifics and vulnerabilities. Typologies and specific character of asymmetrical threats will be discussed, with attention to: domestic and international terrorism; transnational organized crime; threats to information and communication security from non-state actors; weapons of mass destruction and non-state actors; piracy as an asymmetric threat.

The course will be divided into four parts: the origins of Europe and the idea of European unity; the development of the European Communities during the Cold War; the creation of the European Union; the development of the EU since 1993. The emphasis will be placed not only on the legal aspects of the European integration process but also on political issues, interests of the member states and the role of political leaders.

This course will focus on exploring the relationship between politics and economics in the global arena. It will begin with a discussion of origins of the field of International Political Economy (IPE) and the emergence of the post-war international economic order. Further on the course will focus on contemporary issues such as the functioning of the modern world trading system; free trade theory; the emergence of the WTO and the role of regional trade agreements (RTAs) in the multilateral trading system; analysis of intra-state policy problems concerning international trade; the role of national pressure groups in conditioning state trade policy; protectionist state trade policy; international finance; models of economic development; the role of multinational corporations (MNCs) as political and economic actors and the relationship between multinational corporations and the state; types of foreign direct investment (FDI) and its impact on the state economy; credit policy of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; the Washington Consensus; foreign aid policies; the problem of poverty in the world.

The main objective of the course will be to familiarize students with US national security issues. Among the key problems discussed in class there will be: US relations with other countries; the war on terror; asymmetric conflicts and cyberterrorism; US military power and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; organized crime; globalisation and global economic interdependence; the economic crisis and its implications for US security; internal and international migration; environmental degradation.

The course will familiarize students with terms, definitions and basic ways of measurement of migration. It will offer an outlook on the trends in international migration including historical perspective. Theoretical framework of international migration processes will be analysed. It will also present the relation between migration processes and states (construction of migration policy, integration policy and challenges for states resulting from and accompanying migration flows. Focus will also be given to forced migration (refugees, IDPs, climate migrants etc.).

This course focuses on: The Asia-Pacific region-a description; classification and systematisation of security threats in the region; the Division of Korea; the Division of China (problem of Taiwan); the security sub-system in South Asia; regional integration: political and economic dimensions; US regional strategy; the system of US bilateral alliances in the Asia-Pacific region; the regional strategy of China; the role of India in the Asia-Pacific region; regional strategies of Russia and Japan; the importance of the Asia-Pacific region in international relations at the turn of the 21st Century.

Kompleks Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Gedung D Lantai 18, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu, Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

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