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Michał Rekowski, MA

Michał Rekowski, MA

email: michal.rekowski.gda@gmail.com

 

Education

2017 - ongoing, Jagiellonian University, PhD Studies in Political science, dissertation subject: The role of the institutions of the European Union in the building of the European Strategic Autonomy

2016 - ongoing, Jagiellonian University, MA in Philosophy, topic of the thesis: Philosophical critique of the claim about the ethical and social neutrality of technology

2014 - 2017, Jagiellonian University, MA in International Relations (concentration in strategic studies), topic of the thesis: Role of the Army in the politics of Burma 1950-2015

2016, National University of Singapore, International Relations & Political Science, student exchange, courses taken in: Seminar in Postcolonialism in Southeast Asia, Civil-Military Relations, Geopolitics: Geographies of War and Peace, Chinese language

2015, Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs, MA in International Security, Erasmus+, exchange, courses taken in: Introduction to Critical Security Studies, Introduction to US Intelligence, Understanding Use of Force in World Politics, Japan-Korea-China: the East Asian Puzzle, French language

2010 - 2013, Jagiellonian University, BA in International Relations (concentration in international security), topic of the thesis: Role of the Army in the politics of Burma 1950-2015

Traineeships and scholarships:

Professional:

2018 - European Defence Agency, Brussels, Blue Book Traineeship, European Synergies & Innovation Directorate, Preparatory Action on Defence Research Unit

Academic traineeships and scholarships:

2020 - Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship (SYLFF) for a research stay at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2021

2020 - Universität Salzburg, funded research visit

2019 - UACES DOCTORAL TRAINING ACADEMY, University of Kent, Brussels

2018 - UACES DOCTORAL TRAINING ACADEMY, Aston University, Birmingham

2018 - Universität Heidelberg, funded research visit

2018 - GENSHAGEN TRILATERAL SUMMER SCHOOL, Stiftung Genshagen

2017 - UACES DOCTORAL TRAINING ACADEMY, Manchester Metropolitan University

2016 - MYANMAR CROSSROADS AHEAD, Yangon, Myanmar

Professional experience:

Professional:

2020 - The Kosciuszko Institute, Research Director, Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum - CYBERSEC

Academic:

2019 - 2020 - Jagiellonian University, Student Teaching Assistant, Institute of Political Science and International Relations, classes in:

  • Issues in global security (60h)
  • Security Threats in the East Asia and Pacific Region (24h)

Research interests:

  1. European Strategic Autonomy, strategic dimension of EU’s policies;
  2. Digital sovereignty - concepts & policies, sovereignty in the global technology management;
  3. Geopolitics of emerging and disruptive technologies, cybersecurity, technology-security nexus;
  4. Common Security and Defence Policy, integration of the European defence sector, European security;
  5. International security in East and Southeast Asia.

Research project:

Principal investigator: Preludium 19 research grant funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. Title of the project: The role of the institutions of the European Union in the building of the European Strategic Autonomy

Publications:

Critical geopolitics as a research approach, [in:] A.Tyszkiewicz, P.Borowiec (eds.),

„Podejścia i teorie geopolityki”, Jagiellonian University Press, 2020 Kraków, language: [PL].

The concept of hegemony according to Immanuel Wallerstein, [in:] A.Tyszkiewicz, P.Borowiec (eds.), Podejścia i teorie geopolityki”, Jagiellonian University Press, Kraków 2020,

co-author: Magdalena Kania, language: [PL].

Challenges to a regional regime for control of small arms and light weapons in Southeast Asia,

[in:] A. Gruszczak (ed.),„Meandry współczesnego bezpieczeństwa”, Jagiellonian University Press,

2018, Kraków, language: [PL].

From a ruler to an arbitrator: the role of the military in the political system of contemporary Burma/Myanmar, [in:] J. Marszałek-Kawa, M. Bidziński (eds.), „Systemy polityczne i kultura prawna państw azjatyckich”, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2018, language: [PL].

Academic conferences:

2020.10.12 - PhD Workshop Europeanisation & Policy Learning, University of Edinburgh, paper titled Evolution of the notion of the European Strategic Autonomy (online).

2020.02.12-14 - EUROPAEUM WORKSHOP "China in Europe: Economic, Political and Geo-strategic challenges, Mafra, Portugalia, paper titled European narrative on the China-associated 5G risks.

2019.11.7-8 - 9th CONVENTION OF THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (PTSM), Polish Naval Academy, Gdynia, paper titled Technological superiority and superpowers rivalry – the case of the European Union.

2019.09.19-20 - 3rd Jagiellonian Security Conference, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, paper titled Germany and France towards the European defence policy after 2013 [PL].

2019.06.26-29 - 6th European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków, paper titled The concept of the emerging technologies in the programming of the CSDP.

2019.05.09-11 - European Union Studies Association (EUSA) Biennial Conference 2019, Denver, CO, USA, paper titled European Strategic Autonomy in Space - conceptualization of the industrial component.

2019.04.12-13 - New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA) 2019 Conference, Wagner College, New York, USA, paper titled Emerging security challenges and the evolution of the notion of European Strategic Autonomy.

2018.09.18-20 - 4th Polish Congress of Political Science, UMCS, Lublin, paper titled „EU's competitiveness in the Space Sector: a comparative perspective” [PL].

2017.11.09-10 - 7th CONVENTION OF THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (PTSM), Jagiellonian University, Kraków, paper titled Roles of the armed forces in Southeast Asian Politics in the context of Theory of Civil-Military Relations [PL].

2017.05.17-19 - 4th INTERNATIONAL ASIAN CONGRESS, Toruń, paper titled The function of the army in the political system of Burma in the context of the Theories of Civil-Military Relations [PL].

2017.04.27-28 - Interdisciplinary Students Conference of Student Associations, Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, paper titled Sino-German relations: implications for the European Union [PL].

2017.04.1-3 - Fifth Global International Studies Conference (WISC), National Taiwan University, Taipei, paper titled Dialogue – argument challenging arms embargo – argument. Question of political effectiveness in human rights agenda in EU-PRC relations (co-authorship).

2016.09.21-22 - 1st Jagiellonian Security Conference, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, paper titled Challenges to introducing regional regime for control of small arms and light weapons in Southeast Asia [PL].