József Böröcz’s talk: “Post-Colonial Sensibility and the Post-State-Socialist Context”

ISS invites you to a lecture by József Böröcz (Professor of Sociology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,  Fulbright Visiting Professor at ISS, University of Warsaw)  “Post-Colonial Sensibility and the Post-State-Socialist Context: Considerations for World-Systems Aynalysts, Global Comparativists, and Other Critical World-Historical Sociologists”


  • Anna Sosnowska, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw and ISS UW
  • Tomasz Warczok, Pedagogical University of Cracow and ISS UW.
  • Tomasz Zarycki, ISS UW.

Lecture and discussion will be held in English.

Friday, December 6th 2019, 4:30 pm (godz. 16:30)

Stawki Street 5/7, Warsaw

Seminar Room No. 421, 4th floor, behind the glass door

Contact: iss@uw.edu.pl

More at facebook page of the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/411185613161844/

Oferta stypendialna dla doktoranta

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Oferta stypendialna dla doktoranta
w projekcie badawczym SONATA BIS
„Prawo do inteligentnego miasta:

wpływ nowych technologii na jakość życia, relacje społeczne i politykę miejską”

finansowanym przez Narodowe Centrum Nauki

Czytaj: Ogłoszenie doktorant SONATA_BIS


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Polecamy materiał z cyklu “Równoważni”. Tematem filmu jest dyskryminacja ze względu na wiek. Nasza ekspertka, dr Anna Cybulko, Ombudsman UW, tłumaczy, czym jest to zjawisko, podaje przykłady tego rodzaju dyskryminacji oraz przypomina, gdzie na UW warto szukać pomocy w takich sytuacjach.

Jacek Szamrej passed away

We are deeply saddened to inform you that, our colleague Jacek Szamrej died Oct. 13 from a heart attack. He was 61. Jacek was a long-time employee of the ISS.

At the University of Warsaw, Jacek Szamrej worked on computer models of social behavior. His model called “Nowak-Szamrej-Latane” is the most cited model in the Dynamical Social Impact Theory. Jacek helped bring the Internet to Poland and set up one of the first servers in Poland at the University of Warsaw. He created the first IT system for transactions on the Stock Exchange in a free Poland, and he also created the world’s first monitoring system in the power sector. He moved to the United States and started from zero, and built a successful career working in electric utilities and cybersecurity first in Vermont, and then in Georgia.
In our memory, Jacek was an invaluable computer man in ISS. In the times when the Internet was only a curiosity used mainly by the army and scientists, he showed us what the term “cybersecurity” means.


ISS to coordinate a research network supported by a NAWA grant


The ISS will coordinate the project received by the University of Warsaw from the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the Academic International Partnerships program. The funds from the Academic International Partnerships programme will be used to build a research network consisting of research units from France (EHESS in Paris and the University of Strasbourg), Germany (University of Bonn), Norway (University of Oslo), Italy (University of Bologna) and Poland (University of Warsaw). On the part of the University of Warsaw, the Robert Zajonc Institute of Social Studies will be involved in building the network together with the Institute of Sociology. The main task of the network will be to develop the relational paradigm in social sciences.

UW laureatem konkursów Narodowej Agencji Wymiany Akademickiej

Conference invitation “”EQUAL BEFORE THE STATE?” Sept. 20, 2019.

ISS  with Center for French Cultural Studies, University of Warsaw (OKFiSF UW) and Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw (IS UW) invite you to participate in the French-Polish Conference: “EQUAL BEFORE THE STATE? CRITICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH OF PUBLIC POLICIES AND PUBLIC ACTION” to be held on 20 September 2019 (Friday) at the University of Warsaw, ul. Dobra 55, room 3.014.

Please find the program and detailed description of the conference here

Registration is required at email address: iss@uw.edu.pl  or at Facebook conference webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/2286240878306071/  Deadline: 15th September (limited number of places).