Visit Dates: 2018-19
Assistant Professor in the Department of Eastern Studies
Institute of Political Science
John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, Poland
- Russian depopulation
- Migration policy
- Russian Federation after 2014
Prof. Andrzej Szabaciuk joined the Institute from the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, where he serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Eastern Studies in his university's Institute of Political Science and International Affairs. A specialist in security studies of post-Soviet areas, Prof. Szabaciuk earned his Ph.D. at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and has since published extensively in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He collaborated in writing an award-winning monograph on the Caucasus and South-Russia in 2017 and recently conducted the central research project for Poland's Institute of National Remembrance, for which his research team won international awards. Prof. Szabaciuk has held scholarly fellowships in Ukraine, Estonia, Russia, and Georgia and was an international observer of parliamentary elections in the Donetsk in 2012. Prof. Szabaciuk also serves as Rector Plenipotentiary for the Eastern-European University Network (comprising 23 institutions) and Catholic Universities Networks. His current research focuses on Russian depopulation and the migration policy of the Russian Federation after 2014.