John Stanley Micgiel

International affairs educator

Born Nov. 11, 1953, Holyoke (MA), U.S.; son of Stanislaw and Maria (Sawinska); married Barbara (Halbert).

Education: Bachelor of arts (B.A.), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1975; Master of Internal Affairs, 1977, Ph.D., 1991, Columbia University, New York City.

Career: administrative assistant, 1984-89, assistant director, 1989-92, associate director, 1992-94, director, 1994 -, Institute on East Central Europe, assistant director, Soviet & East Europe National Resource Center, 1989 -, assistant prof. (international and public affairs), 1990 -, Columbia University.

Author: co-editor, Proceedings of the Conference on Poles and Jews: Myth and Reality in the Historical Context, 1986; co-translator, Krystyna Kersten, Birth of the System of Power: Poland, 1943-48, 1991.

Member of: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS); committee member, polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (P.I.A.S.A.); board directors member, Pilsudski Institute of America; editorial board member, Niepodlegleglosc, New York - London (United Kingdom).

Honors: fellowship, Columbia University, 1981, Department of Education, 1984; grants, International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), 1982, 1983, W. Wilson Center, Washington (DC), 1989; Certificate of Merit (for outstanding service to Polish community), New York City Council, 1993.

Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Languages: English, Polish, Russian, German.

Home: 720 Fort Washington Avenue #T, New York, NY 10040.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996

Micgiel, John Stanley Ph.D.
Columbia University professor
Director East European Center at Columbia University, NY

An adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is associate director of the Harriman Institute, Director of the East Central European Center, and Executive Director of Institute for the Study of Europe. his teaching and research interests include the modern history of East Central Europe, contemporary Politics in East Central and Western Europe. He has authored many articles including "In the Shadow of the Second Republic," Polish Foreign Policy Reconsidered: Challenges of Independence, edited by Andrew A. Michta and Ilya Prizel, and is co-publisher of the electronic journal Intermarium. His latest volume, The Changing Face of Transatlantic Relations, co-edited by Glenda Rosenthal, has just been published. He holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1975), an MIA and Certificate of the Institute on East Central Europe from Columbia (1977), followed by a PhD in 1992.

From: various sources (2004)