Hey! My name is Kamil Zwolski, PhD. I am the author of this website.
I am Associate Professor in International Politics at a global top 1% university in the UK.
I am Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, promoting excellence in university teaching.
I am also Jean Monnet Professor of European Security – a prestigious and highly competitive award by the European Commission.
My research, which revolves around the following topics:
- Theory and practice of European security governance
- European integration theory and security architecture in Europe
- Foreign and security policy of the European Union
- War in Ukraine and its consequences for European security
- Security policy and strategy of Central-Eastern European countries
- Theoretical approaches in International Relations
I have been researching International Relations since 2007, publishing widely in prestigious academic journals. I have two published books with the last one looking into Europe-Russia relations.
My most recent book, European Security in Integration Theory, is the theoretical analysis of the structure of European security governance.
I analyse modern European-Russian relations, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine.
But to get a better perspective, I apply some early 20th century theories of international integration, such as federalism and functionalism.
My earlier book, The EU as a Global Security Actor, analysed the role of the European Union in international security.
I looked specifically at the cases of climate security, weapons of mass destruction and maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia.
I also published on teaching and assessment strategies in International Relations.
My most important innovation has been building my expertise in online teaching. On Udemy, I’ve got over 6.3k students from 141 countries and that number is growing rapidly.
I regularly work with media outlets around the world to share my experience and expertise.
But the biggest satisfaction gives me interaction with my students.