Professor Andrzej Mania

He graduated in History from the Jagiellonian University in 1972, gained his Ph.D. in 1975, and habilitation in 1983, became a professor in 1993. Member of numerous scientific societies (PAU, PAN, PTH, PTNP, PTSM, scientific advisory institution of the Peace Noble Prize Committee, Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, Salzburg Seminar 1989 and 1991). He visited several times foreign academic centers, including: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point; University of Padua; School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London; New College; Oxford University; law faculties of: Cleveland State University, Loyola University in Chicago, University of Indiana at Indianapolis, Fordham University in New York, The John Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., Bologne Center, Freie Universitat Berlin, Georgetown University, George Washington University; he conducted research in presidential libraries in the U.S.: F. D. Roosevelt’s (Hyde Park), H. Truman’s (Indianapolis), D. Eisenhower’s (Abilene), J. F. Kennedy’s (Boston), L. B. Johnson’s (Austin); in National Archives of the U.S. in Washington, D.C., libraries of G. Ford (Ann Arbor), J. Carter (Atlanta); in academic centers educating diplomats, Washington, D.C., New York, Bedford (near Boston), in University of Prague and University of Upsalla as well as in Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Between 2008 and 2016 he made around 30 visits to universities and academic networks (including IRUN, Coimbra Group, Utrecht Network) of which the Jagiellonian University is a member. He represented the Jagiellonian University: in EUA (2011 Aarhus, 2012 Warwick, 2014 Brussels) and in CDE-EUA; at conferences organized by EAIE (European Association for International Education) and Quality Assurance Forum in Tallin, Barcelona, and London as well as NAFSA (Association of International Educators) in Vancouver, Boston, and Denver; at conferences organized by Japanese universities and foundations (Copenhagen, Beppu, and Tokyo) and during visits to Chinese universities. All these trips made it possible to visit universities and initiate academic cooperation between units with social science programs.


-    Head of the Chair of American Studies.
-    Deputy Director of the Institute of Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University for Educational Affairs, 1985-1988.
-    Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University for Full-Time Studies, 1990-1996.
-    Director of the Institute of Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 1996-1999.
-    Founder and the first Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 2000-2002.
-    Founder and the first Director of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora of the Jagiellonian University, 2005-2008.
-    Member of the 1st term (2002-2004) and the 2nd term (2005-2007) of the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA); vice-chairman of the PKA and head of the unit for social and legal studies in the 2nd term. Expert  of the PKA and UKA since 2002.
-    Vice-Rector of the Jagiellonian University for Educational Affairs, 2008-2016.
-    Member of the Senat, most recently in the 2016-2020 term.
-    Vice-chairman of the UKA since 2016.

Scholarly interests:

-    Foreign and security policy of the U.S.
-    Mechanisms of shaping the U.S. policy.
-    History of the U.S. politics.
-    History of diplomacy.
-    History of international relations in the 19th and 20th century.
-    Intelligence in the process of shaping and carrying out the security policy.


-    Department of State in the process of shaping and carrying out the foreign policy of the U.S.
-    Executive Office of the President.
-    U.S. Intelligence Community.


Four times honoured with the award of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, many times honoured with the award of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University. Awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Medal of Commission of National Education.

Non-academic activities:

Member of Lions Club “Kraków – Stare Miasto” (President of the Club in 1996-1997).


Published 8 monographs (the most recent: Détente i polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec Europy Wschodniej styczeń 1969 – styczeń 1981, Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków 2003, Department of State 1789 – 1939. Pierwsze 150 lat udziału w polityce zagranicznej USA, Wydawnictwo UJ Kraków 2011; , Historia Dyplomacji Polskiej, Tom VI 1945-1989, chapters on the years 1947-1955, Warsaw 2010).