Georgetown University

President Aleksander Kwasniewski was the Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership Program at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in the years of 2006-2010.

Within the project Mr. President has cooperated with the decent personages such as:

Prof. Angela Stent – Prof. of Government and Foreign Service and Director of the Center for Eurasian Russian and East European Studies in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Prof. Carol Lancaster- Dean of the School of Foreign Service, Director Mortara Center for International Studies and the New Initiative on International Development.

Also Mr. President collaborated with the following professors and scholars (alphabetic list):

Jeff Anderson, Harley Balzer, Tom Banchoff, Jacques Berlinerblan, Jane Bradley, Anne Commise, Mathew Carnes, S.J., Albert Carreras, Robert Nolan Davis, Mima Dedaic, Jim De Hart, Dieter Dettke, William Douglas, Roberto Garria, Charles Gati, David Goldfrank, Than Gustafson, Michael Hawes, John Jackson, Chales King, Kathy Kretman, Brian Kritz, Eric Langenbacher, Jennifer Long, Gale Mattox, Mike Mazarr, Mike MeManon, Chris Metzler, Jim Moore, Jim O’Donnell, Dennis Quinn, Peter Pfeiffer, Daniel Reiche, Ariel Roshwald, Juliet Sablosky, Iwona Sadowska, Kathleen Smith, Betsi Stephen, Gordon Swartz, Raymond Tanter, James Raymond Vreeland.


During His academic activities at Georgetown University Mr. President had lectures on the following topics:

I. Poland

  • Polish view on statehood and recognition
  • Collective memories in Poland and Europe today and their political impact
  • Poland and Judaism today
  • Poland’s international relations, especially with Germany and Russia
  • The role of the Catholic Church in Polish civil society
  • Politics in Poland
  • History memory - case of Poland

II. Central and Eastern Europe

  • Reflections on the Post 1989 Period in Europe. What did we get right and what did we get wrong?
  • Orange revolution in Ukraine
  • Poland today and other countries that have emerged from communism-especially Russia and Ukraine –comparative studies
  • Politics of East Central Europe
  • Iran and missile defense in Central Europe

III. European Union

  • Migration in EU
  • US Policy Toward European Enlargement
  • History of European Economic Integration
  • Regional Integration and Turkey’s European Union Bid
  • Pros and Cons of joining the European Union
  • Poland place in Europe
  • The geopolitics of population issues in the European Union
  • Problems in the history of European Nationalism: kinship and citizenship
  • US policy toward European enlargement
  • Financial crisis and EU and euro
  • Europe and newly elected US administration-possible issues
  • Population issues in the European Union

IV. World politics:

  • International law
  • Russian Foreign Policy
  • Constructing National Identity through communication
  • How and why did communism collapse?
  • Kosovo- implications of Final Status
  • Cold War
  • The NGOs: competition and collaboration with the Nation State
  • Identity and integration in the New Eurasia
  • Political Economy of Communism
  • Global labor and employment law
  • International relations for 21th century


V. Security :

  • Terrorism and proliferation
  • Missile defense program
  • National security law
  • Transatlantic tensions: the US and Europe since 1945
  • Globalization and security
  • The future of NATO


VI. Leadership

  • Public leadership
  • Political leadership
  • Public leadership: principles, practices and realities
  • The consequences of electoral rules
  • Government business relations