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Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Visiting Scholar 2014-2015


Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski

Karolewski is a Professor and Chair of Political Science at the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies of the University of Wroclaw and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Potsdam. His research interests are in the areas of European integration, social and political theory, collective identity beyond nation states and citizenship theory.

During his tenure at CES, Karolewski will examine how the emergence of nationalism and European integration are linked. Specifically, his research evaluates how European integration has introduced a new emphasis on European identity politics and constitutionalism. He will return to Harvard to teach a spring semester course at the Harvard Kennedy School entitled “Current Challenges to the EU Government.”

Karolewski received his Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Potsdam, Germany, where he later served for many years as an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Political Theory. Karolewski has had numerous fellowships including in Canada, the United States, France and Israel.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science, University of Wroclaw
  • Pierre Keller Visiting Professor, Program on Transatlantic Relations (spring 2015)