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Inauguration of the Research Center on Diplomacy

The lecture "How much of God is in contemporary diplomacy" delivered by Emil Brix, director of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, launched the activity of KUL Research Center on diplomacy. The tasks of the unit, in addition to conducting scientific researches and organizing meetings with experts, will include the opening of courses and postgraduate studies in diplomacy.

The event was also attended by Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - I was pleased to listen to the lecture of the outstanding Austrian diplomat. I am grateful for the opportunity to exchange views on the significance of diplomacy, the ambassador tweeted.

"The Center integrates different fields of studies such as social sciences, humanities and philosophy. Such initiatives are not common in European academic circles, especially in cooperation with the best diplomatic academy in Vienna." This emphasis was laid by the rector of KUL, Rev. prof. Mirosław Kalinowski, who added that the initiator of the project is the KUL vice-rector for students, doctoral students and development, Dr. habil. Beata Piskorska, prof. KUL.

The originator of the Center pointed out that the place is to be, not just a scientific research unit, but also an expert unit, focusing its research primarily on contemporary diplomacy. The vice-rector of KUL announced that the activities of the Center include meetings with experts, with current and former representatives of the foreign service in Poland and abroad.

According to Dr. habil. Beata Piskorska, prof. KUL, "we hope for cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and units that deal in practice with the training and preparation for work in foreign services."

Included also among the tasks of the Center are the publication of monographs, scientific journals and other resource materials, as well as the organization of conferences, modern popularization activities and the creation of an educational offer.