A Pandemic of Populists - recording of the webinar with Professor Sadurski.

Dear AIPA Members and Friends,

You are invited to the AIPA webinar, A Pandemic of Populists: On the Populist Threat to Constitutional Democracy, with the prominent and, to some, controversial expert on constitutional law, Professor Wojciech Sadurski. 

The recording of the webinar that took place on Thursday, 6th October is now available on the AIPA YouTube chanel.

Following our successful seminar with Professor Martin Krygier, we would like to explore further the rise, and the dangers, of populism. This lecture by Wojciech Sadurski will examine the nature of the populist challenge to liberal constitutional democracy, focusing on Poland.

Best wishes,

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President

Webinar with Professor Martin Krygier: Populism and the Rule of Law – in the world and in Warsaw.

Dear Friends,

The recording of the AIPA webinar with the prominent expert on constitutional law, Professor Martin Krygier, "Populism and the Rule of Law – in the world and in Warsaw" is now available.

Please see the details on the attached flyer - the link to the recording of the webinar is here.

Zaproszenie na seminarium "Elitarne szkoły w Polsce po 1989 roku

AIPA President, Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill, has been invited to present her research findings at the webinar organised by the Laboratory of Analysis of the Transformation of Elites and Intelligentsia, #Elitylab UW, operating at the Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw. http://al.uw.edu.pl/seminarium-elitarne-szkoly-w-polsce-po-1989-roku/

Please see the invitation below for more details.

Szanowni Państwo, 

Laboratorium Analiz Transformacji Elit i Inteligencji, #Elitylab UW działające przy Wydziale „Artes Liberales” zaprasza na otwarte seminarium Elitarne szkoły w Polsce po 1989 roku.

Podczas seminarium wyniki swoich badań zaprezentuje dr Alexandra Dunwill (Prezes Australijskiego Instytutu Spraw Polskich). Skomentuje je prof. UW. dr Grażyna Czetwertyńska (Wydział „Artes Liberales”, Uniwersytet Warszawski). Po prezentacji zapraszamy na wspólną dyskusję. 

Jednym z punktów wyjścia do rozmowy będzie tekst European, national or global? Elite schools in postcommunist Poland (Alexandra Dunwill, "Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies", Vol 13 (1), 2021). Zachęcamy do lektury, tekst dostępny jest pod poniższym linkiem:


Spotkanie odbędzie się 23 czerwca 2022 o godzinie 13:00 (9.00 pm w Australii) w formacie online.

Link do spotkania:


Z wyrazami szacunku

Piotr Kulas, Karolina Filipczak 

Polish aid to Ukrainian museums and national heritage: SAVE THE DATE: 14 JULY 2022

Dear AIPA Members and Friends,

I would like to alert you to a forthcoming Zoom webinar that is being organised by AIPA, about Polish assistance to Ukrainian Museums following the Russian invasion.

The webinar is scheduled to take place on 14 July 2022, 18:00–19:30 (AEST) / 10.00–11.30 (Polish time)

It will be conducted in English and involve four speakers: three from Poland and – we hope – one from Ukraine.

The Convenors of the webinar are AIPA members, Irena Zdanowicz and Joanna Lang.

More information will follow in due course and a Zoom link will be sent to you.

Please distribute this information amongst your networks.

With warm wishes to you all,

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President

Happy Easter

Dear Members and Friends,

On behalf of the AIPA Board, I wish you a happy, safe, and peaceful Easter, Passover, or just Happy Holidays.

May this time be filled with joy, hope, peace, and love.

Let's hope that this Easter will be a harbinger of the rebirth of peace in the world and hope for better, more peaceful, and more prosperous times in the present catastrophic geopolitical situation.

Dr Alexandra Margaret Dunwill

AIPA President