Dr. Maciej Bartkowski is a Senior Advisor to ICNC. He joined ICNC in 2009 and for close to eleven years he held a position of the ICNC Director for Education and Research. Prior to ICNC, he held managerial and teaching positions at Adelphi University and Bard College.
At ICNC, he has directed various academic programs for students, faculty, and educators from around the world to support teaching, research, and study on civil resistance. He has also spearheaded ICNC efforts to establish regional institutes and build infrastructure for and expand distance education and online learning. He is a co-editor of the ICNC Minds of the Movement blog and a series editor of the ICNC Monographs and selected ICNC special reports.
He holds an adjunct faculty position at Krieger School of Arts and Sciences of Johns Hopkins University where he teaches strategic nonviolent resistance. In 2016, he was appointed an adjunct professor at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Dr. Bartkowski is a book editor of Recovering Nonviolent History. Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles and Nation-Making published by Lynne Rienner in 2013. His selected authored and co-authored publications include:
- “Civil Resistance.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, co-authored with Hardy Merriman.
- “Myopia of the Syrian Struggle and Key Lessons,” in Is Authoritarianism Staging a Comeback? Atlantic Council (2015), co-authored with Julia Taleb.
- “Nonviolent Revolutions, Struggles for Political Recognition and Democratic Transition,” in Hallward and Norma, Understanding Nonviolence: Contours and Context, Polity Press (2015).
- Nonviolent Civilian Defense to Counter Russian Hybrid Warfare, Critical Policy Issue Study, Johns Hopkins Krieger School (2015). Review by Dr. Brian Martin.
His articles on civil resistance appeared in HuffingtonPost, Foreign Policy, Atlantic Council, War on the Rocks, openDemocracy, The Hill and other media outlets. They can be accessed here.
Dr. Bartkowski speaks on strategic nonviolent conflict, and civil resistance at various academic and policy forums around the world. 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. He speaks fluent English, Polish and Russian, as well as some Ukrainian and basic German. More information about Dr. Bartkowski can be accessed here.