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logo_IGThis portal is an official website of the Institute of Geopolitics in Częstochowa (IG), the Polish non-governmental research organization, founded in 2007. We are a Polish leader in advancing geopolitics and supporting its practitioners in Poland. IG is also a net for academic research, study and the dissemination of knowledge about the world politics.

IG’s experts hold a passionate belief in the value of understanding world affairs by promoting and sustaining geopolitics as a vibrant discipline and a powerful set of tools for advancing the study of world politics. By geopolitics we mean the subject based on spatial and temporal approach to political processes that underpins our understanding of the world and international politics, bridging the social and natural sciences.

Chairman of the Scientific Board – Prof. Piotr Eberhardt. President of the Institute of Geopolitics – Dr. Leszek Sykulski. 

IG was a founder of the research quarterly “Przegląd Geopolityczny” (Geopolitical Review). It is an international forum for the publication of original peer-reviewed papers offering significant research and analyses on the full range of geopolitical studies.

The patron of our Institute and our main initiatives (the research quarterly and the portal) is Stańczyk (c. 1480–1560),  the most famous court jester in Polish history, employed by three Polish kings: Alexander, Sigismund Old and Sigismund Augustus. He is remembered as a man of outstanding political intuition and intelligence with formidable insight into  current and future geopolitical situation of Poland. He was criticizing and warming his employers by the use of satire and hyperbole.

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Stańczyk at a royal ball in 1514 by the great Polish painter Jan Matejko. The jester is depicted as the only person at the ball who is troubled by the news that the Russians have captured Smolensk.

 

Contact: info[at]geopolityka.net

 

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