Sławomir Łukasiewicz


Professor, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Visiting Scholar

Professor Sławomir Łukasiewicz is an historian, political scientist, and Europeanist. Since 2015 he has directed the Institute of European Studies at John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, where he is a university professor and chairs the Institute’s Department of Political Science. He also serves as historian for the Lublin branch of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance, where he coordinated a research program on Polish political exile. With research interests encompassing the history of Polish and Central European Cold War exile and related intelligence operations, intellectual history, European integration concepts, the history of Polish historiography, and sovietology, he is widely published, including most recently with Christian Democracy across the Iron Curtain: Europe Redefined, co-edited with Piotr Kosicki (Palgrave, 2018), Third Europe: Polish Federalist Thought in the United States, 1940-1971 (Helena History Press, 2016), and Partia w warunkach emigracji. Dylematy Polskiego Ruchu Wolnościowego „Niepodległość i Demokracja” (ISP PAN, IPN: 2014). His research in the US and across Europe has been supported by grants from institutions that include the Kosciuszko Foundation (1999/2000), the Foundation for Polish Science (2008), the Polish Ministry of Science (2008-2011), and Fulbright (2019-2020), among others.

Polish and Central European Cold War exile; intellectual history; history of Polish historiography and sovietology; European integration concepts
Current Project
Exiled Minds, Covert Expertise, and the Dream of Liberation
Foreign Language


Dr. habil.
, Political Science
, Institute of Political Studies - Polish Academy of Sciences
Selected Publications

Łukasiewicz, Sławomir. Third Europe. Polish federalist thought in the United States - 1940s-1970s, Budapest: Helena History Press, 2016. Print.

Sławomir Łukasiewicz. 'Poland.' In: East Central European Migrations during the Cold War. A Handbook, 193-242. Edited by Anna Mazurkiewicz. Münich: The Gruyter Oldenbourg 2019. Print.

Łukasiewicz, Sławomir, and Piotr M. Kosicki, eds. Christian democracy across the Iron Curtain – Europe redefined, Palgrave Macmillan 2018. Print.

Łukasiewicz, Sławomir. Central and Eastern European Cold War émigrés in the European integration process, in: Peoples and Borders. Seventy Years of Migration in Europe, from Europe, to Europe (1945-2015), eds. Elena Calandri, Simone Paoli, Antonio Varsori, “Journal of European Integration History / Revue d`histoire de l`intégration européenne / Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Europäischen Integration”, Special Issue, 2017, 131-145.

Łukasiewicz, Sławomir. “Spying on Europe: Polish Communists’ Intelligence against European institutions during the Cold War.” Need to know: Eastern and Western Perspectives. Edited by Władysław Bułhak, and Thomas Wegener Friis. University Press of Southern Denmark, 2014. 159-170.