Andrzej Podraza

Visit Dates: 2022-23

John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Research Interests
  • World order and theories of international relations
  • U.S. foreign policy and transatlantic relations (NATO)
  • European integration
  • International security
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Energy security

Andrzej Podraza has been a member of the faculty at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin for almost 30 years, during which time he has taught within the Institute of Political Science and Public Administration and held positions including his current role as Head of the Department of International Relations and Security (since 2008), Director of the Institute of Political Science and International Affairs (2016-2019), and membership of the university Senate (1999-2000). Prior to his academic work, Podraza was a Western European Union-Institute for Security Studies-European Strategy Group Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London (1991-1992), a Visiting Postgraduate student at St Antony’s College, Oxford University (1990-1991), and trained at the European Parliament (1988) and the European Commission (1992).

Podraza has a Ph.D. in sociology from the Catholic University of Lublin specializing in political and economic relations between the European Community and Central and Eastern European countries in the 1980s. He was appointed full professor of social sciences in 2020 on the basis of a series of publications entitled Transformation of the transatlantic relations in the post-Cold War period: the European Union, NATO, the United States towards the challenges and threats to international security. 

Podraza received a number of teaching and research grants from the European Union and other sources. He has developed expert activity for the European Commission, the Allied Command Transformation (NATO) in Norfolk (USA), and the Doctrine and Training Centre of the Polish Armed Forces. He is a member of the Committee on Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2020-2023).