Projects in progress

Krzysztof Skubiszewski, the statesman and scholar

Project leader: Zbigniew Mazur, Prof. of the Institute for Western Affairs

Carried out by: dr Andrzej Choniawko, mgr Łukasz Dembski

Financed by: Polish-German Foundation for the Advancement of Science

Project timeframe: October 15, 2014 to December 31, 2015

The primary project objective is to shed light on Krzysztof Skubiszewski’s views on law and the impact of such views on his political pursuits with respect to Polish-German relations. Krzysztof Skubiszewski, the architect of Polish-German agreement, is a rare example, in today’s world, of a statesman and a remarkable scholar. The proposed project will confront views on his scientific attainments with political practice. Its unique nature lies in reliance on new previously-unknown archive materials from Krzysztof Skubiszewski’s legacy as held by the Institute for Western Affairs.

Grant for mgr Łukasz Dembski funded by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation

Project timeframe: June 2014 to May 2015

Financed by: Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation

The key tasks to be financed by the FPGC grant are to:

  • seek out and describe documents held at Minister Skubiszewski’s archive;
  • examine Skubiszewski’s correspondence with particular focus on correspondence with German lawyers and politicians;
  • examine calendars, logs and notes from the time Skubiszewski headed the diplomatic corps;
  • hold interviews with people having personal and/or professional ties with Krzysztof Skubiszewski.