Polish-African economic and political relations after 1989

Dr Andrzej Polus

Polish-African economic and political relations after 1989

Monday, 23 February 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, 70 Woodstock Road
Speaker(s): 
Dr Andrzej Polus (University of Wroclaw)
Chair: 
Dr Mikolaj Kunicki (St. Antony's College, Oxford University)
Discussant: 
Dr Patrick Kimunguyi (Monash University)
Series: 
POMP Seminar Series

Dr Andrzej Polus is an assistant professor in the Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw and the President of the Polish Centre for African Studies. His research work focuses on: current situation in Sub-Saharan Africa, NGOs-governments relations in Africa, natural resources management, theories of international relations, decolonization processes

Dr Patrick Kimunguyi has just finished his visiting fellowship at the Department of International Development, Oxford University. He spent almost ten years in Australia holding teaching and research positions. He is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash European and EU Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he was lecturer in European and international studies until 2013. He is also been a researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Centre, Monash University. Prior to that he was a research fellow and taught at the Universities of Melbourne and Deakin. He received his PhD in Political Science and Masters in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland. His research interests include Europe’s relations with the Developing World. He has been a member of the team at the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury in New Zealand, working on a trans-national research project, The Visibility of the EU as a Development Actor in South-East Asia, south and East and South Africa and the Pacific, funded by the European Commission. He has also examining violent extremism in East Africa on the ARC Linkage project, Radicalisation and De-radicalisation in an Australian Context.