Academic staff

Adam Szymañski


PhD, assistant professor in the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw, in 2004-2011 also analyst in the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Scholarship holder of the Program Start 2007 of the Foundation of the Polish Science, the project Modern University (2010) and the program for outstanding young scholars-foreigners of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey - TÜBITAK (2012) as well as at universities in Ankara (METU), Belfast, Berlin (FU), Bonn, Budapest, Istanbul (Istanbul University, Koç University), Konstanz, Tampere and Vienna. Member of the board of the Warsaw Branch of the Polish Political Science Association (PTNP), member of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), standing groups "Religion and Politics", "Politics of Southern Europe", and "European Union" of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)  as well as the Advisory Board of the Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM) at Koç University in Istanbul. Expert in the enlargement of the European Union, political system and foreign policy of Turkey - first of all relations with the EU.

Author of a number of articles in domestic and foreign journals as well as analyses and expert opinions - on the European integration, political systems of selected states as well as international relations.

Selected books in Polish:
Citizenship of the European Union, co-author, Warsaw 2004;
Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Warsaw 2005;
Constitutional System of Turkey, Warsaw 2006;
Between Islam and Kemalism. Problem of Democracy in Turkey, Warsaw 2008;
Turkey and Europe. Challenges and Chances, Warsaw 2011, 2012 ed. (in Polish and English);
European Union Enlargement. Contemporary Determinants and Prospects for the Continuation of the Process, Warsaw 2012 (in Polish and English).

Selected publications in English:
Alternatives to EU Membership. The Case of Turkey, "The Polish Quarterly of International Affairs", no. 4/2007, pp. 55-72
The Austrian Governments of Schüssel, Gusenbauer and Faymann: Almost Full Continuation, in: L. Jesieñ (ed.), Change and Continuity. The European Policy of Selected European Union Member States, Warszawa 2012, pp. 13-54,
Conditionality: The Case of Turkey, in: Ç. Nas, R. Izci (eds.), Changing Europe and Turkey: Current Debates, Istanbul 2010, pp. 15-28
Establishment of the Final Borders of Europe, in: J. Jañczak (ed.), De-Bordering, Re-Bordering and Symbols on the European Boundaries, Berlin 2011, pp. 115-125
EU-Turkey Pre-Accession Policy and Its Impact on Democracy and State Quality, "European Foreign Affairs Review" , vol. 17, no. 4/2012, pp. 533-552
Polish Perceptions, in: S. Akºit, Ö. ªenyuva, Ç. Üstün (eds.), Turkey Watch. EU Member States' Perceptions on the Turkey's Accession to the EU, Ankara 2009, pp. 166-186,
Position of Polish Political Elites on Future EU Enlargement, "Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics", no. 4/2007, pp. 548-560
Role of Islam in Contemporary Turkey, "Hemispheres", No. 21°, 2006, pp. 165-185
Role of the Polish Deputies to the European Parliament in Shaping Its Policy in the EU Enlargement Area, GLODEM Working Paper, Istanbul, no. 1/2011,
South Caucasus Political Issues - the EU and Turkish Perspective, in: M. Kibaroglu (ed.), Turkey's Neighborhood, Ankara 2008, pp. 227-242
Turkey and Poland: Two different countries in the process of European integration?, in: N. Neuwahl, H. Kabaalioglu (eds.), European Union and Turkey: Reflections on the Prospects for Membership, Istanbul 2006, pp. 249-258
Turkey's Potential Added Value to the EU: Resolution of Regional Conflicts, "Turkish Policy Quarterly", Fall 2009, pp. 125-138
Turkey's Role in Resolving the Middle East Conflicts, "International Issues and Slovak Foreign PolicyAffairs", no. 2/2011, pp. 71-85
Turkish Foreign Policy in 2007-2009: Continuity or Change?, SInAN Working Paper No. 3, Center for European Studies, Ankara, September 2009,
Turkish Problems with Democracy in the Context of the EU Membership Question, in; E. Ku¿elewska, D. Kloza (eds.), The Challenges of Modern Democracy and European Integration, Warszawa-Bia³ystok 2012, pp. 157-176
What Does the EU Need to Do and What are Its Fears? in: Finding Common Grounds. Rediscovering The Common Narrative of Turkey and Europe, Bratislava 2009, pp. 25-40