Center for the History of Global Development

Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska 

Agnieszka Nitza-Makowska (PhD) is an assistant professor and supervisor of Asian Studies in Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland. As a Socrates / Erasmus grant-holder, she studied international relations at Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, the United Kingdom. Her PhD thesis entitled Political Conditions of Democracy in India and Pakistan - Comparative Analysis (in Polish), defended at the Polish Academy of Sciences, was based on fieldwork with Pakistani and Indian political elites. She made a monthly study visit to SciencesPo in Paris (Project co-funded by the European Social Fund).

In Collegium Civitas, she teaches Trade, Aid and Development, Political and Organizational Culture in Asia, The Rise of Asia - Focus on South Asia and its Relations with China (in English). In the 2018/19 academic year, she taught a seminar on political regimes in South Asia at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

Currently, her work focuses on soft power, development, sustainable connectivity and environmental diplomacy. She published in International Journal of Cultural Policy (Routledge) and Journal of Peacebuilding and Development (SAGE). Agnieszka is Polish National Science Center's MINIATURA-4 and SONATA-16 grants holder. Her recent project investigates environmental diplomacy as a soft power instrument.

During her stay at the Center for the History of Global Development, she will be working on a new research project on fostering sustainable connectivity in a fragile context, focusing on Pakistan and its foreign relations.

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