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Asia-Pacific Society
The main organiser of the Congress. It was established in 1996 and it
resumed its activity in 2006. It is headed by Adam Marszałek, PhD. The
objective of the Society is to disseminate knowledge of the Asia-Pacific
region through publishing books and yearbooks, and organising seminars,
conferences and exhibitions.

Professor Czesław Mojsiewicz Foundation for International Cooperation
The foundation acts in support of all kinds of international cooperation,
particularly the relations between the European Union and the Republic of
Poland with Asian states, as well as the cooperation within the framework
of the “Weimar triangle”. It works for the integration and development of
ties and cooperation between societies, with special attention paid to the
development of national, civil and cultural awareness based on the
principles of mutuality, partnership, peace and tolerance, which all creates
the positive image of the Republic of Poland in the international arena.

Centre for Eastern Studies
The Centre for Eastern Studies is an independent scientific and research
organisation focusing on general issues of the East. Its core areas of
interest are issues concerning the Eastern neighbours of Poland, Central
Asia countries and - to a lesser extent - regions referred to as the Middle
and Far East.
The centre publishes the semi-annual “Nowa Polityka Wschodnia”, in which
authors present different viewpoints and political options, so that the
magazine can present selected issues across the full spectrum of views.

Kuiavian-Pomeranian Province Marshal’s Office
For years, the Marshal’s Office has supported the organisation of the
Conference, among others, through offering modern and comfortable
conference halls in its main building in the very centre of Toruń. The Office
has consistently provided financial support for the event, owing to which, for
participants, it has become one of the cheapest conferences in Poland.

Municipal Council of Toruń
The Council offers stylish rooms in its historic building. It supports the
Congress financially and contributes to the costs of publication of post-
Congress books, thanks to which the speakers are charged less. The
Municipal Council also helps in organising additional cultural attractions.

Business Support Centre in Toruń
The Business Support Centre is an organisation the aim of which is to
promote business activity in the city. It offers support throughout the whole
investment process from finding a venue, through obtaining required
permits, to recruiting staff. Our additional asset is comprehensive post-
investment support. We provide information concerning investment
incentives, tax exemptions, and opportunities for raising finance for
entrepreneurs. We actively seek outside investors and implement the
strategy for the economic promotion of Toruń.

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Department of the Political System of the Republic of Poland at the
Nicolaus Copetnicus
The home department of the Scientific Director of the Conference, Joanna
Marszałek-Kawa, PhD, was one of the first co-organisers of the Conferences
opreceding the Congress. This is where the first sessions took place. Its
students were among the volunteers without whose help no conference
could be organised. We also count on them when it comes to the
preparation of the next year’s Congress.

Organising comittee:
Congress secretary
mob. 506 662 366
Kinga Sołowiej
Editor of the Adam Marszałek Publishing House and International Cooperation Assistant specialized in contacts with Chinese partners.
A graduate of cultural studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Scholarship holder of the EU Window Chinese Government Scholarship 2014/2015. Participant of a two-year language course at the Beijing Institute of Technology.

Research interests:
Slavic demonology, folk tale, Indo-European mythology.

fantasy literature and non-fiction, British cinema, ecology.
Kierownik Katedry Systemu Politycznego RP na Wydziale Politologii i Studiów Międzynarodowych Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu.

Zainteresowania naukowe
Parlamentaryzm europejski
Szeroko pojęta problematyka azjatycka
System polityczny RP
Systemy konstytucyjne państw świata
Nieuczciwa konkurencja
Samorząd terytorialny
Unia Europejska

Zainteresowania prywatne
Taniec, polityka, podróże,
kino europejskie, literatura
(w szczególności iberoamerykańska),
jazz, fado
Professor Joanna
Scientific Coordinator
of the Congress
PhD Marcin Kleinowski
Congress secretary
Doctor of Political Science at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland. He was awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis "Determinants of the Power of States in the Council of the European Union and the European Council". In 2012 he was laureate of the Prof. Czesław Mojsiewicz prize for the best doctoral thesis organised by the Board of the Polish Political Science Society. His main research interests are focused on the process of European integration with particular emphasis on decision-making in the European Union.
mgr Natalia Gburzyńska
Congress secretary
PhD student in Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Graduate of Masters degree on Russian Philology (2013) and International Relations (2014). Participant of language practice at Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow. Teacher of Russian language at Szkoła Języków Obcych Queen’s School and 3Way Dynamiczne Centrum Językowe.
Interests: role of Moscow and Russian Federation in the contemporary world, diplomacy, political campaigns in Eastern Europe.
Hobby: Russian literature, contemporary cinema, traveling, foreign languages.
mgr Katarzyna Amrozy
Congress secretary
PhD student in Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Graduate of Masters degree on Internal Security at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Interests: social safety, police culture, criminal prevention. Hobby: literature, martial arts and fighting systems (aikido, judo and self-defence), wegetarian cooking.
Congress secretary
responsible for the contact
with Turkish universities
PhD student in Faculty of
Political Science and
International Studies at the
Nicolaus Copernicus University
in Poland. Dean’s advisor of
the Faculty of Political Science
and International Studies for
connections between Turkish
universities. Specialist
(academic degree)
International Relations Kuban
State University, Krasnodar,
the Russian Federation (2010).
Master of management
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal
University, Kaliningrad, the
Russian Federation (2012).
İnterships with the Regional
Office of the Russian Foreign
Minister in Krasnodar and with
the Kuban State Uniwersity
International Affairs
Departament. Academic
interests: Foreign relations of
Turkey, Middle East, foreign
relations of Russia, Caucasus
region, European Union,
foreign relations of Poland,
Balkans, Baltic region, Eastern
Europe and Kaliningrad.
mgr Ahmet Burak
PhD student in Faculty
of Political Science and International Studies at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Graduate of Masters degree on Journalism and Social Communication with branding and Public Relations specialization, at the Nicolaus Copernicus University
in Toruń. Founder and President of the
„Under Construction Public Relations” student organization. Participant
of four international branding projects in Petersburg, Catania, Budapest and Timisoara, implemented within Erasmus + Programme. Interests: Public Relations.
Congress secretary
mob. 535 867 886
mgr Agnieszka Zakościelna
Head of the Political System of Republic of Poland Faculty in Politology and International Studies Division of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
Academic interests:
European parliamentarism
Asian problematics (broadly understood)
Political system of Republic of Poland
Constitutional systems in the world
Unfair competiotion
Local government
European Union

Private interests:
Dance, politics, traveling,
european cinema, literature (especially iberoamerican),
jazz, fado
Assistant Professor in the
Section of the History of
Modern Art of the Nicolaus
Copernicus University. She
also teaches Indian arts and
aesthetics at the University of
Warsaw (major: indology).
Her research interests include
the arts and culture of India,
particularly from the Empire
period, feminism, colonialism
and inter-cultural relations.
She is the author of three
books and a number of
articles dedicated to the above
issues, and the editor of the
yearbook Art of the Orient
(Adam Marszałek Publishing
House). Her latest book,
entitled Kobieta, sztuka i
kolonizacja (The Woman, Art
and Colonisation) will be
published in 2017. She is a
member of the European
Association for South Asian
Studies and the Polish
Institute of World Art Studies.
Congress secretary
PhD Dorota
Congress secretary
PhD Magdalena Lewicka
PhD - Head of the Arabic Language and Culture Centre
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun; Arabist and specialist of Islamic studies, lector
of Arabic language, certified translator; graduate student
of Arabic  and Islamic studies at Faculty of Oriental
Studies, University
of Warsaw, management
and administration at Trading
Institute of University
in Damascus and School
of Arabic Language for
Foreigners in Damascus
and Cairo; member of Polish Oriental Association,
Polish Society for the Study
of Religions, Polish Association of Modern Languages, Polish Association of Certificated
and Specialist Translators, Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants.
She carries out research in the field of Islamist and Arab studies, Kitab Studies
and glottodidactics, author
of monographs: Świat islamu, Europa i reformy. Prolegomena Hayr ad-Dīna at-Tūnusīego (Toruń 2017),
co-editor of many monographic collective works.