Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is Senior Director for Education & Research at ICNC where he works on academic programs for students, faculty, and professionals, curricular development, and global academic and educational outreach and research in the growing field of civil resistance studies.

He has taught short seminars or spoke about strategic nonviolent conflict, movement's mobilization, nonviolent actions, civil resistance and democratization at various academic institutions around the world, including Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Amsterdam University, University of Basque Country and Deusto University in Bilbao, Central European University in Budapest, Cambridge University, Rosario University in Bogota, SAIS program in Bologna, Honk Kong University, Euro-Mediterranean University in Slovenia, Collegium Civitas in Poland, Cairo University in Egypt, United Nations Peace University in Costa Rica.    Dr. Bartkowski also speaks about civil resistance at different policy forums that in the past included Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Wilton Park in UK, Community of Democracies meeting in Santiago, Chile. He conducts research and writes on nonviolent movements and strategic nonviolent conflict. His co-authored articles include A Human Right to Resist and Egypt: How to Negotiate the Transition. Lessons from Poland and China. He has recently completed an edited book Rediscovering Nonviolent History. Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles and Nation-Making that will be published by Lynne Rienner in February 2013. Dr. Bartkowski holds the position of Adjunct Professor at George Mason University where he teaches a course on civil resistance. He will also teach a course on nonviolent populous warfare in Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Fall 2013.  

Before joining ICNC Dr. Bartkowski has worked as a lecturer, a visiting faculty and a director of academic programs at a number of academic institutions in the United States, Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He taught at the Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York, the Open Society Institute Undergraduate Exchange Program, Adelphi University and at the Academy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

He has also done research at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, a traineeship at the European Parliament, was an European Union observer of the Lebanese parliamentary elections in 2005 and the OSCE election supervisor in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Budapest, completed his undergraduate work at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and speaks fluent English, Polish and Russian, as well as basic Ukrainian and German.