We mourn the loss of Professor Jerzy Wilkin, the Director of the American Studies Center from 1990 to 1992 and founder of the American Studies Masters Program at the ASC. He passed away on January 10, 2023, at the age of 75.

Professor Jerzy Wilkin was born on May 25, 1947 in Lwówek Śląski. In 1970 he graduated from the Faculty of Political Economy at the University of Warsaw, and in 1976 he obtained the degree of doctor of economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw. He obtained habilitation in economic sciences in 1985 and nine years later, in 1994, he was awarded the title of professor of economic sciences. Professor Wilkin was involved in institutional economics, political economy and public economics, and was the author of about four hundred scientific publications on, among other things, rural development and agriculture, the relationship between the state and the economy, or the methodology of economics and philosophy of science.

For many years, Professor was associated with the University of Warsaw, first as Dean of the Faculty of Economics, then as Director of the American Studies Center from 1990 to 1992, during which time he launched the MA Studies program. From 1996 to 2014, he served as Head of the Department of Political Economics. In the 2010s he became a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a distinguished faculty member of the Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development of the Polish Academy of Sciences, where he headed the Department of European Integration, founded at his initiative. 

Professor Wilkin was given an honorary doctorate by three universities: Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), University of Warmia and Mazury, and University of Białystok. He was awarded the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Golden Cross of Merit for his outstanding achievements in scientific research.

We offer our deep condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. His legacy will remain with us.

Erasmus annoucements

Applications for Erasmus+ 2023/2024 are now open!

January 27, 2023

As an ASC student, you may spend up to two semesters in one study-cycle studying abroad. Apply for Erasmus+ until February 26!

Year 2022/2023

January 25: Meeting with the authors of “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe”

January 20, 2023

Meet the authors of the book “Pieśni Grozy: Straszne, mordercze i tajemnicze polskie pieśni ludowe.” We are going to talk about how folklore still inspires artists, the process of creating illustrations and publications, and how folk art can be used in contemporary art.

Year 2022/2023

February 24: American Leadership in the war in Ukraine: Indonesian Perspective

January 20, 2023

Leadership Research Group has a pleasure of inviting all scholars and students to a conversation on the non-Western perspective on the war in Ukraine. Our guest will be Agastya Wardhana from Airlangga University and he will speak about the American leadership in the war in Ukraine from an Indonesian perspective.


Blue Book traineeship programme

January 19, 2023

Apply for a 5-month paid Blue Book traineeships at the European Commission starting in October 2023.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 19: Covid and a History of Racialized Asian Bodies in the US

January 19, 2023

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the covid pandemic began. This talk by Selma Bidlingmaier examines the historical moments in US history that shaped the ideas that fuel anti-Asian racism. It focuses specifically on 19th Century scientific racism, coolie labor and the making of the white working class, and the 20th Century myth of the model minority.