Few words about myself

I am Polish-American (a Polish romanticist at heart and an American pragmatist in mind) and European-American (European in his fondness of social standards and American in his disciplined work) with a strong affinity – because of my family ties – to Ukraine.

In the past 12 years, a geographical scope of my work covered a number of countries and regions, a variety of international organizations and institutions, as well as a diverse portfolio of political and civic actors and issues. I have managed academic and recruitment programs, led and developed multidisciplinary and experiential education, field learning and innovative curricular. In addition to my executive work I have also gone to the field, supervised parliamentary elections (Bosnia and Herzegovina and Lebanon), as well as worked in the capacity of a policy expert, researcher and instructor.

Since my move from Europe to the United States 8 years ago I have worked at four different educational institutions: a liberal arts college, a large university, a private-operating foundation and an international education company. During that time, next to handling large academic projects, and scholarly as well as policy programs, I continued academic teaching both in the US and outside.

My main interest includes democratization, civic participation and mobilization, the use of nonviolent resistance methods to win political, social and economic rights, good governance, US foreign and global affairs, regional and domestic politics in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

I hold a doctoral degree in Political Science and master of arts in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest. I have completed my undergraduate work at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after having also attended University of Arizona in Tucson and Warsaw University.

To connect with me, visit my Twitter at @macbartkowski, Facebook personal page, or email me.