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Academic Council of the Centre for Holocaust Studies

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The Academic Council of the Center for Holocaust Studies was established on January 2, 2008 at the Faculty for International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University by the rector of the university, Professor Karol Musioł. The Academic Council is composed of Prof. dr hab. Wiesław Kozub-Ciembroniewicz (Chairman), Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Mania (Vice-Rector JU for teaching matters), Prof. dr hab. med. Wojciech Nowak (Vice-Rector JU of Collegium Medicum), Prof. dr hab. Michał du Vall (Vice-Rector JU for personal and financial matters), Prof. dr hab. Bogdan Szlachta (Dean of the Faculty for International and Political Studies), Prof. dr hab. Zdzisław Mach (Director of the Institute for European Studies), Prof. dr hab. Czesław Porębski (representative of the Institute for European Studies), Prof. dr hab. Jacek Purchla (Director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow), Prof. dr hab. Jan Woleński (representative of the Faculty of Philosophy JU), dr hab. Michał Galas (representative of the Faculty of History), dr Magdalena Góra (representative of the Institute for European Studies) and dr Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs (Director of the Centre for Holocaust Studies).



Wojciech Nowak
, Professor of Medicine, Full Professor and Vice-Rector of the Medical College at Jagiellonian University (since 2008), Head of theDepartment of the III. Faculty and the General Surgical Clinic (since 2008). In the past, he performedhad the following functions at the Medical College: Vice-Rector of the faculty of medicine for clinical studies (1999 – 2002 and 2002 – 2005), Head of Department of the Chair of Anatomy (2004 – 2008), Associate Professor at the I.(?) Chair of General Surgery (2004 – 2009), Dean of the Medical Department (2005 – 2008). Deputy Administrator of the Clinical Ward of the General Surgery and Gastroenterology Department of the University hospital in Kraków (2003 – 2008). Member of the following associations and organisations: Society of Polish Surgeons (Towarzystwo Chirurgów Polskich), Polish Anatomic Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Anatomiczne), Section of Endocrinological Surgery PTE, Polish Gastroenerological Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Gastroenterologiczne), Polish Society of Physicians (Polskie Towarzystwo Lekarskie), Polish Society for Ultrasound Examinations (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne), European Society of Surgery, International Society of Surgery, European Association of Surgery, European Association of Endoscopic Surgery, European Society of Endocrine Surgeons. Research interests: endocrinological surgery, ultrasound examinations in surgery, surgical treatment of cancers of the alimentary canal, the problem of breast cancer. Author and co-author of 133 publications,  and co-author of 3 monographs.


Bogdan Szlachta
, Professor of Humanities, holds a Ph.D. and a post-doctoral title in legal studies, Full Professor of the Jagiellonian University, President of the Chair of Political Philosophy at the Institute of International and Political Studies JU. Currently Dean of the Faculty for International and Political Studies (2008 – 2012). Author of seven monographs (Ład - Kościół - Naród. Filozofia i myśl polityczna polskich ultramontanów w latach 1834-1883, Kraków 1996; Konserwatyzm. Z dziejów tradycji myślenia o polityce, Kraków-Warszawa 1998; Z dziejów polskiego konserwatyzmu, Kraków 2000; Polscy konserwatyści wobec ustroju politycznego do 1939 roku, Kraków 2000; Monarchia prawa. Szkice z historii angielskiej myśli politycznej do końca epoki Plantagenetów, Kraków 2001; Konstytucjonalizm czy absolutyzm? Szkice z francuskiej myśli politycznej XVI wieku, Kraków 2005, Monarchia prawa? Angielska myśl polityczna doby Tudorów, Kraków 2007) and several collections of essays (Wokół katolickiej myśli politycznej, Kraków 2007; Szkice o konserwatyzmie, Kraków 2008) and a number of other books, hundreds of academic articles and encyclopaedic entries, editor of Słownik społeczny (Kraków 2004) and several volumes published in the series ”Biblioteka Klasyki Polskiej Myśli Politycznej”, co-author of Encyklopedia polityczna, chief editor of "Politeja Pismo Wydziału Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych UJ".

His publications include over 100 academic articles and a multitude of books including Kultura i osobowość w antropologii amerykańskiej (1989); Symbols, Conflict and Identity (1993) and Niechciane miasta (1998). He has been editor of many academic publications, such as: Sytuacja mniejszościowa i tożsamość (with A. Paluch; 1992), Eastern European Societies on the Threshold of Change (with J. Szmatka and J. Mucha; 1993), European Enlargement and Identity (with D. Niedźwiedzki; 1997), Religion and Politics: East – West Contrasts from Contemporary Europe (with T. Inglis and R. Mazanek; 2000), Polska lokalna wobec integracji europejskiej (with D. Niedźwiedzki; 2001, 2002), O Krakowie raz jeszcze: szkice do portretu miasta (with K. Frysztacki; 2008) .


Zdzisław Mach
is Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology. He is Director of the Institute of European Studies, JU, Professor at the Academy of Public Administration in Bielsko-Biała, a former member of the Council for European Education in the Polish Ministry of Education, as well as a member in the team of advisors to the Chief Negotiator for accession to the EU in the Government of the Republic of Poland. He has been conducting academic research and been a lecturer at many renowned universities in Poland and abroad. His publications include over 100 academic articles and multiple books including Kultura i osobowość w antropologii amerykańskiej (1989); Symbols, Conflict and Identity (1993) and Niechciane miasta (1998). He has been the editor of many academic publications, such as: Sytuacja mniejszościowa i tożsamość (with A. Paluch; 1992), Eastern European Societies on the Threshold of Change (with J. Szmatka and J. Mucha; 1993), European Enlargement and Identity (with D. Niedźwiedzki; 1997), Religion and Politics: East – West Contrasts from Contemporary Europe (with T. Inglis and R. Mazanek; 2000), Polska lokalna wobec integracji europejskiej (with D. Niedźwiedzki; 2001, 2002), O Krakowie raz jeszcze: szkice do portretu miasta (with K. Frysztacki; 2008) and Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe (with M.Góra and K.Zielińska, 2012).


Czesław Porębski
philosopher, lawyer, Professor of Humanities, lecturer at the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University and the Tischner European University in Krakow from the beginnings of its existence. In the years 1999-2004 Professor at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, since 2000 Dean of JU. He works for the Economic University in Kraków since 1974. In the course of his research work, he spent a lot of time on grants and trainings abroad, i.e. in Austria, the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium. He gave lectures in renowned international universities, such as Trento, Graza and Freiburg (Switzerland). Research interests: political and social philosophy, value theory, economic ethics and European issues. Selected works: Umowa społeczna w świetle teorii decyzji (1986), Na przykład Szwajcarzy... eseje i rozmowy (1994), Polish Value Theory: Five Lectures in Text (1996), Czy etyka się opłaca? (1997), Umowa społeczna. Renesans idei (1999), O Europie i Europejczykach (2000). Some of the translations he rendered.: F. Brentano, O źródle poznania moralnego (1989), O. Höffe, Etyka państwa i prawa (1992), Ch. Millon, Delsol, Zasada pomocniczości (1995).


Jan Woleński
Retired Professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Institut Internationale de Philosophie, the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Warsaw Scientific Society; lecturer at the Jagiellonian University and the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów. In the years 2005 – 2008 he was the President of the European Society for Analitycal Philosophy. Research interests: epistemology, logics, methodology of sciences and philosophy of law. Author and co-author of 1700 publications, including 600 academic articles and 25 books. His works include: Z zagadnień analitycznej filozofii prawa (1980), Filozoficzna szkoła lwowsko-warszawska (1985), Logic and philosophy in the Lvov-Warsaw school (1989), Granice niewiary (2004), Epistemologia. Poznanie, prawda, wiedza i realizm (2006), Szkice o kwestiach żydowskich (2011), Essays on Logic and Its Applications in Philosophy (2011).


Magdalena Góra
holds a Ph.D. in Political Sciences, Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Currently she is conducting research at the Centre for European Studies at the University of Lund in Sweden. Member of the editorial office of the journal „International Political Science Review”, published by the International Political Science Association and of the journal of the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University „Forum Europejskie”. She participated in national and international research projects. In the years 2007 – 2011, she carried out research as part of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union „RECON. Reconstituting democracy in Europe”. Academic interests: democratic processes in the context of European integration and the expansion of the European Union, the role of collective memory and the processes of shaping collective identities in the context of European integration, EU foreign policy, the contemporary Polish foreign policy, Polish-Jewish and Polish-Israeli relations. Publications: Wybrane aspekty polityki Izraela, Stanów Zjednoczonych i Unii Europejskiej wobec Palestyńskiej Władzy Narodowej 2000-2007 (with Krzysztof Bojko; 2007), "Between Old Fears and New Challenges. The Polish Debate on Europe" (with Z. Mach), in: European Stories. Intellectual Debates in Europe in National Contexts, Justine Lacroix, Kalypso Nikolaidis (ed.; 2010), "Situating the demos of European integration" (with Z. Mach and H.J. Trenz), in: Rethinking democracy and the European Union, Erik O. Eriksen, John. E. Fossum (ed.; 2012). Co-editor: Democracy, State and Society. European integration in Central and Eastern Europe (with K. Zielińską; 2011) and Collective Identity and Democracy in the Enlarging Europe (with Z. Mach and K. Zielińska; 2012).


Jacek Purchla
Full Professor of Humanities, Director of the Department of Economic and Social History and of the UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Urban Studies of the Cracow University of Economis as well as the Chair of European Heritage at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In the years 1990-91, he was Vice-President of Cracow. Since 1991 founder and Director of the International Cultural Centre in Cracow. Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Committee on Arts Studies and the Committee on Poland in United Europe of the Polish Academy of Sciences; titular member and Vice-President of the Comité international d’histoire de l’art (CIHA), member of the Council Europa Nostra in The Hague; expert of the International Scientific Committee on the Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property and President of the Council on Monuments Preservation under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He conducts research on urban development, social history and the history of 19th and 20th century art as well as on the theory and preservation of cultural heritage. He has published more than a dozen books and over 300 articles in several languages.