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dr hab. Łukasz Kamieński, prof. UJ

dr hab. Łukasz Kamieński, prof. UJ

Holds a Ph.D, in political science from the Jagiellonian University (2005); M.Sc. in International Relations (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001), M.A. in political science minor in international relations (Jagiellonian University, 2000). He was a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS (2019), Center for International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science (2011) and Visiting Research Fellow at the  Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, C.A. (2003). In 1999 he received a scholarship at the University of Oxford from the Stefan Batory Foundation and British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Co-founder of MA in TransAtlantic Studies program at the Institute and its head from 2007 to 2011.

Literary agent: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Warsaw

Functions:

  • Vice director of the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora
  • Head of Department of American Studies

Media:

occasionally

Academic interests:

  • American way of war
  • future of war
  • new military technologies (biotechnology in particular)
  • military history
  • history and philosophy of (military) technology
  • ethics of war
  • international security
  • U.S. foreign policy

Research projects:

  • Cyborg wars, book, Wydawnictwo Czarne, 2020
  • military human enhancement
  • war & medicine

Past research projects:

  • National Science Foundation research grant (2010-2014): New technologies and the changing face of war. Science fiction or the future of Western way of war? – book project.
  • The history of drugs and combat – book project
  • Revolutions in Military Affairs: from nuclear to information RMA – book project

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Publications

Books

2017, Shooting up. Storia dell'uso militare delle droghe, Mediolan: Utet, translated from English by Chiara Baffa, pp. 556.

Reviews of Shooting up. Storia dell'uso: La Stampa, Il GiornaleThe Vision, Castbox.fm, BookBlister, Il Sole 24 Ore.

2017, Las drogas en la guerra: Una historia global, Barcelona: Editorial Crítica, tłum. z języka angielskiego David Paradela López (dwa wydania), s. 590.

Reviews of​ Las drogas en la guerra:
El País, El Mundo, La Vanguardia, el Periódico, ABC, El Confidencial, Playground, La Razón, Después del hipopótamo, Sur, RTVE.es, Vozpópuli, La Voz de Galicia, La Voz de Cádiz, Cannabis Magazine, La Opinión de Tenerife.

Radio coverage:
rtve.es, El matí a Ràdio 4, Onda Regional, Spanish Radio National (rtve), OndaCero Radio.

2017, Shooting Up. A History of Drugs in Warfare, London: Hurst Publishers, paperback, pp. 505.

2017, Les drogues et la guerre: De l'Antiquité à nos jours, Nouveadu Monde éditions, Paris, pp. 608, translated from English Laure Drege.

Reviews of Les drogues et la guerre: Le Figaro, Historia, Sciences et Avenir, L’Alsace

2017, Shooting Up. A History of Drugs in Warfare, London: Hurst Publishers, paperback edition, pp. 505.

2016, Shooting Up. A Short History of Drugs and War, Audible Studios, audiobook, performance: Ricco Fajardo.

2016, Shooting Up. A Short History of Drugs and War, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 381.

2016, Shooting Up. A History of Drugs in Warfare, Hurst Publishers, London, pp. 381.

Reviews of Shooting Up: Foreign Affairs, The Sunday Times, The Spectator, The Guardian, Irish Examiner, London Review of Books, VICE Magazine, Publishers Weekly, The Intercept, Hong Kong Review of Books, The Oldie, War on the Rocks, The World Today, Parameters, Journal of Social History, Historical Association, America Magazine, Choice, Military Heritage, BBC History Magazine, H-Net Reviews, Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, Michigan War Studies Review, Perspectives on Politics, Open Cultural Studies

2014, Nowy wspaniały żołnierz. Rewolucja biotechnologiczna i wojna w XXI wieku, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków [Brave New Soldier: The Biotechnology Revolution and War in the 21st Century, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 532.

2012, Farmakologizacja wojny. Historia narkotyków na polu bitwy, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków [The Pharmacologisation of War: A History of Drugs in Combat, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 508.

2009, Technologia i wojna przyszłości. Wokół nuklearnej i informacyjnej rewolucji w sprawach wojskowych, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, [Technology and the Future of War. On Nuclear and Information Revolutions in Military Affairs, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 412.

Chapters

2019, Epidemics, in: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, eds. Scott Romaniuk, Manish Thapa, Péter Marton, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_532-1   

2019, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), in: : The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, red. Scott Romaniuk, Manish Thapa, Péter Marton, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_555-1   

019, Drugs, in: 1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, eds. Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, DOI: 10.15463/ie1418.11347.

2017, Społeczeństwo ryzyka na wojnie: zarządzanie ryzykiem systemowym, politycznym i taktycznym, w: Biblioteka Strategiczna , t. 1, red. Valentin Filip, Mirosław Nagielski, Wydawnictwo Dig, Warszawa [“Risk Society at War: Systemic, Political and Tactical Risk Management”, in: Strategic Library, eds. Valentin Filip, Mirosław Nagielski, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Dig], pp. ss. 133–147.

2017, Toward robotic warfare, in: The Future of US Warfare, eds. Scott N. Romaniuk, Francis Grice, London: Routledge, pp. 193–207.

2015, The Soviet (Red) Army, in: Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond, ed. Timothy C. Dowling, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA, pp. 62–69.

2014, Kosmetyczna neurofarmakologia: smart drugs w społeczeństwach postindustrialnych, w: Narkotyki, dopalacze, środki psychoaktywne. Studia socjologiczne i kulturoznawcze, red. Edmund Anczyk, Wydawnictwo Sacrum, Katowice ["Cosmetic Neuropharmacology: Smart Drugs in Post-industrial Societies" in: Drugs and Psychoactive Substances. Sociological and Cultural Studies, ed. Edmund Anczyk, Katowice: Wydawnictwo Sacrum], pp. 163–181.

2014, Manhattan Project, in: Science and Politics. An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies, ed. Brent S. Steel, CQ Press/SAGE, Washington, DC/Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 338–344, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346328.n92.

2014, Missile Defense, in: Science and Politics. An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies, ed. Brent S. Steel, CQ Press/SAGE, Washington, DC/Thousand Oaks, CA, pp. 361–365, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346328.n95.

2013, Modernizacja sił zbrojnych, amerykańskie wyzwanie i Sun Zi. Militarny wymiar chińskiej siły [in] Współczesne Chiny w kontekście stosunków międzynarodowych, red. Joanna Wardęga, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków ["Armed Forces, Military Modernisation, the American Challenge, and Sun Tzu – the Military Dimension of Chinese Power" in: Modern China and International Relations, (ed.) Joanna Wardęga, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 291–317.

2013, Blackwater in: Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler, SAGE Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, Vol. I, pp. 224–228.

2013, Communication in: Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler, SAGE Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, Vol. I, pp. 375–381.

2013, Neurofarmakologia jako instrument zarządzania ryzykiem na polu walki, [in:] Nowe strategie na nowy wiek – granice i możliwości integracji regionalnych i globalnych, red. Michał Chorośnicki, Janusz Józef Węc, Agnieszka Czubik, Aleksander Głogowski, Iwona Krzyżanowska-Skowronek, Agnieszka Nitszke, Ewa Szczepankiewicz-Rudzka, Marcin Tarnawski, Kraków: Krakowska Oficyna Naukowa TEKST ["Neuropharmacology and Risk Management on the Battlefield' in: New Strategies for the New Century. The Borders and Opportunities for Regional and Global Integration", (eds.) Michał Chorośnicki, Janusz Józef Węc, Agnieszka Czubik, Aleksander Głogowski, Iwona Krzyżanowska-Skowronek, Agnieszka Nitszke, Ewa Szczepankiewicz-Rudzka and Marcin Tarnawski, Kraków: Krakowska Oficyna Naukowa TEKST] pp. 421–432.

2012, Cosmetic Pharmacology in: (Con)Temporary Societies in Movements in Time: Revolution, Social Justice and Times of Change, ed. Ceclie Lawrence, Natalie Churn,  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 227-240.

2009, Geneza współczesnej prywatyzacji wojny, [in:] Amerykomania. Księga jubileuszowa Profesora dra hab. Andrzeja Mani,tom 1, red. Włodzimierz Bernacki, Adam Walaszek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego ["On the Origins of Contemporary Privatization of War'" in: "Americomania. Jubilee book for Professor Andrzej Mania", (eds.) Włodzimierz Bernacki and Adam Walaszek, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 99-132.

2007, Privatization of War and the U.S. Military Operations in U.S. Foreign Policy. Theory, Mechanisms, Practice, Postconference proceedings from the international conference held at the Jagiellonian University, Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Krakow, 25-27 May 2007, ed. Andrzej Mania, Paweł Laidler, Łukasz Wordliczek, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, pp. 347-354.

2006, Amerykańskie siły zbrojne: demokratyzujący się instrument demokratyzacji?, [in:] Amerykańska demokracja w XXI wieku, Zbiór referatów konferencyjnych z ogólnopolskiej konferencji naukowej zorganizowanej przez Instytut Amerykanistyki i Studiów Polonijnych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 9-11 grudnia 2005 r., red. Andrzej Mania i Paweł Laidler, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego ["The American Military: A Democratizing Instrument of Democatization?' in: "American Democracy in the 21st Century", (eds.) Andrzej Mania and Paweł Laidler] Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press] pp. 61-67.

Articles

2018, Ból po amerykańsku. Dramat opioidowy w pięciu aktach [“Pain – American style: The opioid drama in five acts’], „Studia Krytyczne”, No 6, pp. 31–44.

2016, WWI’s wonder drug, “MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History”, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 44-50.

2016, Les drogues et la guerre, [“Drugs and war”], “Mouvements des idees et des lutes”, No. 86, pp. 100-111.

2015, Zachipowana rzeczywistość,["Chipped Reality"], "Kultura i Polityka", 16/2015, pp. 114–126.

2014, Profilowanie genetyczne w celu zarządzania personelem w amerykańskich siłach zbrojnych. Fantastyka czy realny scenariusz? ["Genetic Profiling of Soldiers. Fantasy or Real Scenario?"], "Kwartalnik Bellona", 4/2014, pp. 191–204.

2014, Technologia RFID w amerykańskich siłach zbrojnych: od logistyki do zarządzania personelem ["The RFID Technology in the US Armed Forces: From Logistics to Personnel Management"], "Systemy Logistyczne Wojsk", 40/2014, pp. 129–147.

2014, Kosmetyczna farmakologia: kontrowersje społeczne i etyczne ["Cosmetic Pharmacology: Social and Ethical Dilemmas"], "Kultura i Historia", 26/2014, special number: Filozofia technologii ["Philosophy of Technology"] pp. 116–128.

2013, Nieuświadomiona percepcja, czyli neurobiologia na usługach amerykańskiej armii ["Unaware Perception: Neurobiology in Service of the U.S. Army"], "Kwartalnik Bellona", 3/2014, pp. 196–206.

2013, Amerykański żołnierz przyszłości. Od Iron Mana do ezgoszkieletów bojowych ["American Future Soldier. From Iron Man to Power Exoskeletons"], "Kwartalnik Bellona", no 3 (674), pp. 188-202.

2013, Helping the Post-Modern Ajax. Is Managing Combat Trauma Through Pharmacology a Faustian Bargain?, „Armed Forces and Society", Vol. 39, Issue 3, pps. 395–414.

2012, Wietnam: pierwsza wojna farmakologiczna ["Vietnam: the First Pharmacological War"], "Politeja", no 21, pp. 177-198.

2012, Hitler i jego „spidowe" armie", ["Pharmacology and War: Hitler and His Armies on Speed"], "Kwartalnik Bellona", no 1 (668), pp. 179-190.

2011, Brutalność nowoczesności i amerykańska wojna secesyjna ["A Savage Modernity and the American Civil War "], "Politeja", no 15, pp. 285-325.

2011, Wojna secesyjna, medycyna, opiaty i „żołnierska choroba" ["The American Civil War, Medicine, Opiates and the Soldiers' Disease"], "Kultura i Historia", no 20.

2011, Energetyzująca koka. Wojskowe wykorzystanie koki i kokainy ["The Energising Coca. The Military Use of Coca and Cocaine"], "Ameryka Łacińska", vol. 71, no 1, pp. 39-51.

2006, The Skybolt Crisis and Anglo-American Special Relationship, "Ad Americam", vol. 7, pp. 53-74.

2005, Broń jądrowa i rewolucja w strategii ["Nuclear Weapons and the Revolution in Strategy"], "Politeja", no 3, pp. 280-305.

2005, Rewolucja nuklearna a stosunki międzynarodowe podczas pierwszego wieku nuklearnego ["Nuclear Revolution and International Relations in the First Nuclear Age"], "Studia Polityczne", no 17, pp. 239-264.

2005, O przyczynach wojny ["On the Causes of War"], "Wrocławskie Studia Politologiczne", no 6, pp. 2-14.

2003, The RMA and War Powers, "Strategic Insights", Vol. 2, Issue 9, September 2, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, C.A.

2003, Comparing the Nuclear and Information RMAs, "Strategic Insights", Vol. 2, Issue 4, April 1, Center for Contemporary Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, C.A.

2002, How revolutionary is the Revolution in Military Affairs?, "Ad Americam", vol. 3, pp. 91-100.

2002, Reżim strefy bezatomowej w Ameryce Łacińskiej ["Latin American Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone"], "Ameryka Łacińska", vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 56-69.

Editions of Translations

2008, Globalizacja polityki światowej: wprowadzenie do stosunków międzynarodowych ["The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations"], eds. John Baylis and Steve Smith, Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 1006 pages.

2006, Robert Jackson and Georg Sørensen, Wprowadzenie do stosunków międzynarodowych. Teorie i kierunki badawcze ["Introduction to International Relations. Theories and Approaches"], Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 260 pages.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

2017, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Sciences Perspectives, ed. Paul Joseph, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications Inc.:

2015, Russia at War: From the Mongol Conquest to Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Beyond, ed. Timothy C. Dowling, ABC-CLIO Publishing, Santa Barbara, CA:

  • Afghanistan War, pp. 3–7.

2013, Encyclopedia of Military Science, ed. G. Kurt Piehler, SAGE: Los Angeles:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, vol. IV, pp. 1500-1505.

2012, Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ed. Frank Shanty, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger:

  • Defining Terrorism: Issues and Problems, vol. I, pp. 7-12,
  • Globalization and Terrorism, vol. I, pp. 239-244,
  • Mumbai, India Attacks (2008), vol. II, pp. 141-14
  • Tokyo Subway Attack (1995), vol. II, pp. 173-176.

2008, Encyclopedia of Military Communications History: from Ancient Times to the 21st Century, ed. Christopher H. Sterling, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), pp. 115-117,
  • Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), pp. 136-137,
  • Global Command and Control System, pp. 190-192,
  • Gulf War (1990-91), pp. 201-205,
  • Information Revolution in Military Affairs (IRMA), pp. 228-229,
  • Iraq War (2003), pp. 240-244,
  • Jt. Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), pp. 256-258,
  • System of systems, pp. 334-336,
  • Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM), pp. 433-435.

2005, Encyclopedia of World War I, 1914-19Encyklopedia Współczesna 1978-2004, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Zielona Sowa; entries on:

  • strategy, war and armed conflicts, arms limitation treaties, politics in Asia, theoretical aspects of international relations.

Reviews

2017, Scientist-Warrior Geeks: Turning Knowledge Into Power, War on the Rocks, review of Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of War. The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2017), 25 July.

2017, Niegdysiejsze (legalne) odloty,  review of Stuart Walton, Odlot. Kulturowa historia odurzenia (Aletheia 2017), [Erstwhile (legal) trips, Political Critique, review of Stuart Walton, Out of it: cultural history of intoxication], 9 July.

2016, High Times with Narcotic Nazi WarfareWar on the Rocks, review of Norman Ohler, Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany (Allen Lane 2016), 23 December.

Miscellanea

2018, Technonauka w poszukiwaniu panceum na ból, [Technoscience in search for a panacea for pain], Res Publica Nowa, 18 April. 

2017, Combat High – A Sobering History of Drug Use in Wartime, Military History Now, 27 February. 

2017, Broń chemiczna [Chemical weapons], Polityka, no. 3093, 10 January, pp. 57–59. 

2016, Why have military historians ignored drug use in the military?, History News Network, 5 May.

2016, Junkie jihadis and the narcotic ways of war, Aeon, 3 May.

2016, The drugs that built super soldier, The Atlantic, 8 April.

2016, Why the British Empire was built on rum, The Influence, 14 March.

2016, The Great War and cocaine panic in Britain, Volteface, 29 March.

2013, Wojna o Unię, in: Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki: Jak rodziła się potęga, ["The struggle over the Union" in: "The United States of America: the rise of the great power"], Polityka special issue 10/2013, December, pp. 84-89.

Press interviews

2019, „DNA prawdę ci powie” [„DNA will tell you the truth”], interviewed by Robert Sendek, Polska Zbrojna [Armed Poland], 8/2019, August, pp. 64–67.

2019, for Daily Beast: Kevin Knodell, “Can American Troops Win Wars by Dropping Acid?”, Daily Beast, 13 March. 

2019, "Svaiginimąsi kare aprašęs Łukaszas Kamieńskis: ‘Turime dvigubą kariuomenės ir narkotikų istoriją" Skaitykite daugiau”, interviewed by Giedre Steikunaite, Kultūra, 21 January. 

2018, "En las guerras, la droga es un arma más”, interviewed by Juan Fernández, El Periódico, 13 January.

2018,"Równowaga strachu" ["Balance of terror"], interviewed by Małgorzata Schwarzgruber, Polska Zbrojna [Armed Poland], 1/2018, January, pp. 94–96.

2017, „No podías esperar que tus solidados luchasen sobrios”, interviewd by Joaquín Armada Díaz, Historia y Vida, 12/2017, pp. 14–17.

2017,  "Colocarse con alcohol y drogas para combatir es tan viejo como la guerra”, La Voz de Galicia / La Voz de Asturias, 12 November.

2017, "Po co armii hełmofony? Jak będzie wyglądał żołnierz przyszłości", interviewed by Paweł Pieniążek, Krytyka polityczna,  [“Why do the army need headsets? Imagineering future soldier”, Political Critique] 22 October.

2017, "Zo krijgt de term War on Drugs een heel andere betekenis", NOSop3 (The Dutch Broadcasting Foundation), 10 May.

2016, „Co biorą żołnierze”, interviewed by Dawid Krawczyk, Krytyka Polityczna [„What  drugs do soldiers take?”, Political Critique], 29 December.

2014, E-terroryzm, 10(34), October, pp. 32-38.

2014, Kamil Turecki, „Amerykanie chcą ulepszyć człowieka. Wojna całkowicie zmienia oblicze” [The Americans seek human enhancement. War will fundamentally change its face], Onet.pl, 22 April 2014.

Peer reviews

2018, monograph proposal, Routledge.

2017, edited volume, McGill-Queen’s University Press.

 

Blurbs
2018, P.W. Barber, Psychedelic Revolutionaries. Three Medical Pioneers, the Fall of Hallucinogenic Research and the Rise of Big Pharma  (London: Zed) 

Conference Papers

2018, 27–29 September, “War and kitchen – culinary culture, provisions and drugs in military history”, Institute of History Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Institute of History University of Warsaw, “Fields of Glory” Foundation, Niepolomice, Poland [in Polish].

2017, 15–17 November, “Military Sciences – the Backbone of Military Educational Institutions?”, International Society of Military Science Conference, Norwegian Defence University College, Oslo, Norwey, paper: ‘Brain-machine Interface and the Future Soldier. Where Science Fiction Meets Neuroscience’.

2017, 26 May, “Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan: Past and Current Challenges of the Transatlantic Alliance”, Faculty of Social Sciences Charles University/Vaclav Havel Library, Praha, the Czech Republic, paper: ‘NATO: A Risk Management Community’.

2017, 5 April, Future War. Technologies and Concepts on the Battlefield, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, paper: ‘Neuroscience Goes To War’ [in Polish].

2016, 18 May, International Society for Military Sciences Professors' Retreat 2016, Polish Natinal Defence University, Warsaw, paper: 'Brave New Soldier'.

2016, 19-20 April, Visions of War: Experience, Imagination and Predictions of War in the Past and the Present, Estonian War Musemu, Tallin, paper: 'Will G.I. Stand for Genetic Infantryman? Genetics, Genomics, and the Prospects of Human Enhancement in the U.S. Military', Tallin, Estonia.

2014, 8–9 December, Just War Theory 2.0: Ethics, Technology, and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century, international conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain, paper: ‘Moving toward Genetic Screening of Military Personnel? The Age of Personal Genomics and the U.S. Department of Defense'.

2014, 4 December, Homo Narcoticus II. Altered States of Consciousness, the 6th National Symposium ‘Humanities in Dialogue with Natural Sciences', Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec, paper: ‘Armies "on Speed": Amphetamines in Warfare' [in Polish].

2014, 21–23 October, Armed Forces for 2020 and Beyond. Roles. Tasks. Expectations, Austrian National Defence Academy, Vienna, Austria, paper: ‘Toward Genetic Profiling of the Military Personnel? The Pentagon's Role in the Era of Personal Genomics'.

2014, 12–13 March, 15 Years of Polish Membership in NATO: Experiences and Future Challenges, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, paper: ‘NATO as a Risk Management Community'.

2014, 27 January, The Continuation of War by Other Means, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, paper: ‘Risk Society at War: Managing Systemic, Political and Tactical Risks'.

2013, 13-14 November, „Adapting to Change", International Society of Military Science Conference, Royal Danish Defense College, Kopenhaga, Denmark, paper: ‘The Rise of „Cubicle Warriors”: Some Psychological, Social and Ethical Challenges of Drone Pilots’..

2013, 11-12 November, „War and Propaganda in the Twentieth Century", Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lizbona, Portugal, paper: ‘The Gulf War: the Postmodern Propaganda and the Scenic Image of War “That Did Not Take Place”’.

2013, 4-5 October, „Philosophy of Technology", Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Kraków [in Polish], paper: ‘Social and Ethical Dilemmas of Cosmetic Pharmacology’ [in Polish]..

2013, 10-12 July, 2nd International Multidisciplinary Conference, University of Salzburg, Austria. Paper: ‘Getting Children Stoned: How Societies Turn Children into Soldiers'.

2013, 10 May, 5th National Symposium "Humanities in Dialogue with Natural Sciences", Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, Sosnowiec. Paper: ‘Cosmetic Neuropharmacology: Smart Drugs in the Post-industrial Societies' [in Polish].

2012, 6-10 December, Human Rights Education. Promoting Changes in Time of Transition and Crisis, the 3rd International Conference on Human Rights Education, Jagiellonian University, Krakow. Paper: ‘Getting Children Stoned: How Societies Turn Children into Soldiers'.

2012, 19-20 October, Technologies of pleasure – the culture of psychoactive substances, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow. Paper: ‘"War As a Drug" Metaphor' [in Polish].

2012, 19-20 April, New Strategies for the New Century. The Borders and Opportunities for Regional and Global Integration, Institute of Political and International Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow. Paper: ‘Neuropharmacology and the Risk Management on the Battlefield' [in Polish].

2011, 9-10 November,Adapting to Modern Security Challenges, International Society of Military Science, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia. Paper: ‘A Risk Society Goes to War with Cyborg-Soldiers'.

2010, 10-11 November, Turning Research and Knowledge Into Use,  International Society of Military Science, Swedish National Defence College, Stockholm. Paper: ‘How To Help Modern Ajax? Managing Combat Trauma Through Pharmacology'.

2009, 25-26 November,Security in 2020 in a Multipolar World, International Society of Military Science, Netherlands Defence Academy, Amsterdam. Paper: ‘Perfect Soldiers of the Future: On Chemical Enhancement of the American Military'.

2007, 13-14 December, Modern China – the Rise of Empire in the International Perspective, The Confucius Institute in Krakow. Paper: ‘Armed Forces, Military Modernisation, the American Challenge, and Sun Tzu – the Military Dimension of Chinese Power' [in Polish].

2007, 25-27 May,US Foreign Policy – Theory, Mechanisms and Practice, international conference, Jagiellonian University. Paper: ‘Privatization of War and U.S. Military Operations'.

2005, 9-11 December, American Democracy in the 21st Century, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; paper: ‘The American Military: A Democratizing Instrument of Democratization?' [in Polish].

2004, 25 June, 1st Workshop of Advanced Studies on the United States, Wyższa Szkoła Humanistyczna, Pułtusk. Paper: ‘The American Revolution in Military Affairs' [in Polish].

Talks and public appearances

2019, 1 November, presentation "Back to the Future: Toxins Used in Warfare Over the Years", Weaponised Toxins in Policing & Warfare Seminar, organized by Bioanalytics and Toxicology, Churchill War Rooms, London, United Kingdom

2019, 26 June, debate on “Wars of the future” with Agata Kaźmierska and gen. Jarosław Stróżyk, forum hosted by Michał Nogaś, Malta Festival, Poznań

2018, 11 September,„Shooting Up” book event – reading and discussion, 18. Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, Germany. 

2018, 11 September, panel discussion on „The Future of Drug Policies: From Prohibition to Regulation. What Would a Society That Allowed Drugs Look Like?”,  18. Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin, Germany. 

2018, 8 January, guest lecture “Cyborgs Against Fire. Amerykański żołnierz przyszłości w ‘czarnym zwierciadle’” [“Cyborgs Against Fire. American Future Soldier in a Black Mirror’”, National Security Students’ Association, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

2017, 8 December, guest lecture „Drugs in Warfare”London Toxicology Group London, United Kingdom.

2017, 29 September,  „Wojny na narkotykach”, [“Wars by Drugs”], presentation under the Faces of Medicine cycle, Stanislaw Fischer Museum in Bochnia. Poland.

2017, 20 April, guest lecture “Fighting Better Than Well? Stimulants in the US Military”, American Studies Colloquium Series, American Studies Center, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland.

2017, 4 February, presentation on „The History of Drugs & War”and debate with Brita Strand Rangnes, Bård Mæland and Stuart Walton, host: Harald Birkevold., KÅKÅ kverulantkatedralen, Stavanger, Norway.

2017, 3 February, discussant on the presentation by Stuart Walton,“A Beneficial History of Intoxicants”, host: Ina Spinnangr, KÅKÅ kverulantkatedralen, Stavanger, Norway.

2016, 16 June, „Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare”, guest lecture, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom.

2016, 15 June, „A History of Drugs in Warfare” book launch, Book and Kitchen, Nothing Hill, London, United Kingdom.

2014, December, “Biotechnological Revolution and Military Human Enhancement”, presentation for the staff of Special Operations Center, Krakow, Poland [in Polish].

2013, 18 September, “Psychoactive Substances in Armed Conflicts”, presentation for „Altered States of Consciousness” project, Malopolska Garden of Arts – Juliusz Slowaski Theatre, Krakow, Poland [in Polish].