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Dr Agata Mazurkiewicz

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Dr Agata Mazurkiewicz completed her PhD in political science from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2012 she graduated in International relations at the same University, Institute of Political Science and International Relations. Additionally, within the Erasmus and Erasmus+ frameworks she studied at the University of Padova (2010) and University of Antwerp (2015). Her research interests include civil-military cooperation, peacekeeping missions, NATO affairs and the region of Middle East. Her current research is focused on the roles of NATO civil-military cooperation officers (project funded by the National Science Centre, Poland). She is an author of articles regarding civil-military interactions, NATO and processes of reconciliation.

Professional activities

Assistant Professor at the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Current research:

  • Principal investigator in the research project “The influence of roles of civil-military cooperation officers on the effectiveness of their mission in peacekeeping”, financed by the National Science Centre (grant no. 2015/17/N/HS5/00415)
  • Researcher in an international research project “Social cohesion: a comparative study of Polish-German and Polish-Ukrainian borderline”, financed by the Polish-German Foundation for Science and the Institute of European Studies of Jagiellonian University in Kraków


  • Lectures in the NATO CIMIC Field Worker Course conducted at the Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations (Kielce, Poland)
  • Coordination of the International Youth Meeting “Europe of Youth – Europe of Peace” (2014, 2015), a series of international projects co-financed by Polish Ministry of Defence and the Malopolska Provincial Office (grant no. 928001)

Scholarships and research stays:


  • Multinational Corps North-East (Szczecin, Poland), research stay
  • Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations (Kielce, Poland), research stay


  • CIMIC Centre of Excellence (the Hague, the Netherlands), research stay
  • Multinational CIMIC Group (Motta di Livenza, Italy), research stay


  • NATO Multimedia Library (Bruksela, Belgium), research stay
  • Antwerp University (Belgium), Faculty of Social Sciences, Erasmus+ scholarship (5 months)


  • NATO Civil-Military Cooperation Field Worker Course, Military Training Centre for Foreign Operations (Kielce, Poland)
  • Module on Common Security and Defence Policy, European Security and Defence College,Institute for Basic Officer Training, Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt (Austria)


  • Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace Course, Centre for Civil-Military Relations, Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterey Bay, California, Jagiellonian University in Kraków


  • CIMIC Peacekeeping Intensive Training, Multinational CIMIC Group, (Motta di Livenza, Italy)
  • Universita degli Studi di Padova (Italy), Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies, Erasmus scholarship (5 months)

Selected publications


  • Training in Civil-Military Interactions: The Design and Challenges, Bezpieczeństwo: Teoria i Praktyka 36 (3), 2019, pp. 91-102.
  • Local Spoilers and Pathways to Reconciliation: The Polish Perspective on the Polish-Ukrainian Relations in the Borderlands (coauthor with Maciej Stępka and Marcin Zubek), Politicke Vedy 22 (4), 2019, pp. 8-32.
  • The Dynamics of the Contemporary Military Role: In Search of Flexibility, Annales UMCK Sectio K Politologia, 25(2), 2018, pp. 7-24.
  • Between NATO and UN: EU strategic culture and its approach to civil-military cooperation, Obrana a Strategie, 18(1), 2018, pp. 63-78.
  • NATO and EU approach towards civil-military relations in military operations, Polityka i Społeczeństwo, 2(12), 2014, pp. 125-140.
  • Does CIMIC make sense? Critical analysis of civil-military cooperation, Biuletyn Analiz Centrum Inicjatyw Międzynarodowych, 4/2014, pp. 17-23.
  • Economic downfall, democratic upswing? The role of economic crisis in the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Libya, BiuletynAnaliz Centrum InicjatywMiędzynarodowych, 2/2013, pp. 27-34.
  • DetonacjaRiala, czyli irański kryzys walutowy krok po kroku, Magazyn ARENA Sprawy Międzynarodowe, December 2012, pp. 4-7.


  • The “Polite Ones” in Peacekeeping: Canadian Civil-Military Cooperation, [in:] Grzegorz Pożarlik (ed.), Joint Second Cycle Degree in International Relations: Europe from Visegrad Perspective On-line Reader, Kraków 2017, pp. 194-212.
  • ISIS/Daesh and Human Security in Europe [in:] Maciej Stępka, Marcin Zubek (eds.), Multidimensional Security. Essays on Global Issues and Challenges, Kraków 2016, pp. 45-68.
  • INGOs as a Contributor to Human Security: A Case Study of Rwanda and South Sudan [in:] GrzegorzPożarlik (ed.), Joint Second Cycle Degree in International Relations: Europe from Visegrad Perspective On-line Reader, Kraków 2015, pp. 87-105.
  • “Polski model” pojednania: pograniczepolsko-ukraińskie, [in:] Dariusz Niedźwiedzki (ed.), Pamięć i integracja społeczna na pograniczach, Kraków 2015, pp. 187-200.
  • NATO and the United Nations: A difficult friendship, [in:] Michał Matyasik (ed.), 15 Years of Polish Membership in NATO, Kraków 2014, pp. 99-110.


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Courses taught at CES

Introduction to Political Science