3rd International Conference: The United States and the World: From Imitation to Challenge

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
29-30 May 2009

This two-day conference, hosted by Jagiellonian University's Center for American Studies, will explore various aspects of the mutual connections between the United States and the world. The conference aims to provide a forum for discussion of the range of ideas which are devoted to the above mentioned topic and the conference will reflect on the significance of this phenomenon in the current research. The conference will provide an exciting opportunity for colleagues to debate new developments in the field and it is hoped that selected conference papers will form the basis of an edited collection.

The steering committee – chaired by Prof. Andrzej Mania – welcomes proposals for individual papers and complete panels from scholars in all fields and especially from those examining aspects of American politics, philosophy, gender studies, law, culture studies, economy, and sociology.

Papers are welcome from individuals and/or panels (of not more than four papers) that explore one of three broad themes:

1. American impact on the world: normative and analytical aspects. Integration in Pax Americana and patterns of integration in other parts of the world, different and/or similar approaches to challenges to international order, continuity and change in politics.

2. American "export" of values: separation of church and state, human rights, idea of sovereignty, the rule of separation of powers, the rule of accountability, modern federalism, democratization patterns, patterns in foreign policy.

3. American, Americanism, American Studies: in search for a definition of America. American exceptionalism, uniqueness, contemporary American society.

Proposals for 15-minute papers should include the name, affiliation, and contact details (including email address) for all paper authors, as well as a brief (max. 250 words) abstract and paper title.
Proposals for whole panels should include the full details for each paper (as above), plus the name, affiliation, and contact details for the panel convenor, as well as a short (max. 100 word) panel synopsis.

For further details about the conference, please email Dr. Lukasz Wordliczek at

Proposals should be sent in PDF or Word format to the above address.

Key dates and deadlines:
15 January 2009: deadline to submit panel/paper proposals
31 January 2009: academic convenors confirm acceptance of panels and papers
15 February 2009: academic program and timetable goes live
1 March 2009: papers can be uploaded from this date
30 April 2009: deadline to upload papers
29-30 May 2009: the conference
30 June 2009: deadline to submit revised papers
31 December 2009: publishing of selected papers in a hard copy ISBN themed volume

Conference fee is €150. This includes: conference registration fee, accommodation (3 nights), Friday and Saturday receptions, Friday and Saturday lunches, coffee breaks, and a publishing of post-conference volume.

Transatlantic Images and Realities: American-German Relations

Date: 25.03.2011

Place: Goethe Institute in Krakow

On 25th March 2011 will be a conference on US-German relations at the Goethe Institute in Cracow. Presentations will address contemporary political, social and economic issues.

The conference is organized by fellows of the "Scholars in Residence" that is organised by the Goethe Institute in Krakow and the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities in Essen. Speakers are poc-docs and doctoral students from the University of Bochum, Jagiellonian University inKrakow and Warsaw University. The conference is also facilitated by the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University and the Association of Doctoral Students of the Jagiellonian University.

International Conference Multinational Corporations and World Politics

Date: 04.06.2011 - 08.06.2011

Place: Aula Collegium Novum

Organizer: Jagiellonian University and University of Rochester

Jagiellonian University and University of Rochester

kindly invite for an opening of International Conference

Multinational Corporations and World Politics,

Krakow, 4-8 June 2011

The ceremony of opening the conference:

6 June 2011, at. 9.00 am
Aula of Collegium Novum  


Profesor Helen Milner, Princeton University, "Institutional  Diversity in Trade Agreements and Foreign Direct Investment: Credibility, Commitment, and Economic Flows in the Developing  World, 1970 – 2007"

Profesor Pablo M. Pinto, Columbia University, "The Politics of Investment under Imperfect Capital Mobility"

Profesor Quan Li, Texas A&M University, "Political  institutions and multinational political activities"