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Prof. dr hab. Artur Gruszczak

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Artur Gruszczak holds PhD in Political Science from Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Currently he is Associate Professor of Political Science, Chair of National Security at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow.  Since 2014 he has been Faculty Member of the European Academy Online run by the Centre international de formation européenne in Nice. His academic interests and research areas include: security studies, EU area of freedom, security and justice, intelligence cooperation in the European Union, evolution of modern warfare.

Professional activities

He was Junior Visiting Fellow at Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) in Vienna (1994), Visiting Professor at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota (1996), Universidad Católica de São Paulo (1997), Complutense University of Madrid (1998). He also was Skalny Visiting Professor at the University of Rochester, USA (2002) and ERASMUS Visiting Professor at Universities of Bergen (2009), Murcia (2010), Barcelona (2011), Sevilla (2012), Granada (2014), Burgos (2016) and Braga (2017). In 1994-1996 he held NATO Research Fellowship for the Study of Democratic Institutions. In 1997-1998 he received a research grant from Open Society Institute an in 1997-1999 another grant from Jean Monnet Project for Poland.

In 2009-2010 he was the head of Group of Experts on the protection of fundamental rights in the EU area of freedom, security and justice advising Polish Ombudsman.  He was also a coordinator of a project "NATO's New Strategic Concept 2010" carried out in 2009-2010 by the Institute of International Relations of Warsaw University and the Institute of Strategic Studies in Krakow.

Since 2010 he has belonged to the Advisory Group of Statewatch in London. He was also in 2010-2013 member of the TEAM EUROPE, a group of experts on European integration established by the Delegation of the European Commission in Poland. 

He provided expertise in security, migration and intelligence matters for the Polish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Internal Affairs, the Office of the Polish Prime Minister, the European Parliament and independent analytical institutions, such as State watch in London, Oxford Analytica and GLOBSEC in Bratislava.

Selected publications


  • Technology, Ethics and the Protocols of Modern War (co-editor with Pawel Frankowski) Abingdon & New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Regional and Global Security (co-editor with Pawel Frankowski), London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Intelligence Security in the European Union. Building a Strategic Intelligence Community, New Security Challenges series, London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • Euro-Atlantic Security Policy: Between NATO Summits in Newport and Warsaw (editor), Krakow: Institute for Strategic Studies, 2015.

Recent papers in English:

  • “Building the EU’s resilience: the role of intelligence community”, in: Security
  • Beyond the State: The EU and the others, ed. by  D. Irrera, C. Morsut, Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich Publishers,  2018, pp. 55-74.
  • “Irregular migration – comments”, in: Routledge Handbook of Politics of Migration in Europe, ed. by  A. Weinar, S. Bonjour, L. Zhyznomirska, London– New York: Routledge, 2018, pp. 274-280 .
  • “European Borders in Turbulent Times: The case of the Central Mediterranean ‘Extended Borderland’”,  Politeja, 2017, no. 5 (50).
  • “EU Criminal Intelligence Model - Problems and Issues”, in: EU Criminal Law and Crime Policy, ed. by Ch. Harding, J. B. Banach-Gutierrez, London – New York: Routledge,  2017, pp. 149-167.
  • “Establishing an EU law enforcement fusion centre”, European Journal of Policing Studies, 2016, 4(1), pp. 103-124.
  • “Resilience and mitigation in security management: concepts and concerns”, Forum Scientiae Oeconomia, 2016, 4, special issue no. 1, pp. 7-23.
  • “Poland: The Special Services since the Independence”, in: The Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures, ed. by B. de Graaff, J. M. Nyce, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, pp. 279-290.
  • “Police and Customs Cooperation Centres and Their Role in EU Internal Security Governance”, in: EU Borders and Shifting Internal Security. Technology, Externalization and Accountability, ed. by R. Bossong, H. Carrapico, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2016, pp. 157-175.
  • “NATO as a smart actor of global security”, in: 15 Years of Polish membership in NATO. Experiences & future challenges, ed. by M. Matyasik, Kraków: KONTekst, 2015, pp. 37-48.
  • “Poland: A Skillfull Player”, in: The European Union and the member states, ed. by E.E. Zeff and E.B. Pirro,3rd ed., Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015, pp. 259-278.
  • “Euro-Atlantic security policy after NATO’s Wales Summit: Grappling with functional overload”, in: Euro-Atlantic Security Policy: Between NATO Summits in Newport and Warsaw, ed. by A. Gruszczak, Kraków: Instytut Studiów Strategicznych, 2015, pp. 93-104.
  • “EU intelligence-led policing – the case of counter-terrorism cooperation”, in: New
  • Challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy, ed. by M. O’Neill, K. Swinton, A.  Winter, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, pp. 16-39.
  • “Immigration control and securing the EU's external borders”, in: The EU's Shifting Borders. Theoretical Approaches and Policy Implications in the New Neighbourhood, ed. by E. Stadtmüller, K. Bachmann, Houndmills and New York: Routledge 2012, pp. 213-226.
  • “The logic of a visa policy”, in: Migrations from Eastern European Countries to the European Union in the context of visa policy, Warsaw: Center of Migration Research, University of Warsaw, 2012, pp. 21-39.
  • “The external dimension of EU intelligence cooperation: In search of Euro-Atlantic synergies” (co-author: Piotr Rakowski), Internal Security, 2012, 4(2), pp. 7-31.


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