On 21 May 2018, a round table entitled (Re) Inventing Hegemonies : Theories and Approaches will be held at Warsaw University by The Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), The Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw and The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) at the Carleton University.

The round table is part of a DOC-supported research project on Regional and global power distribution leaded by Professor Piotr Dutkiewicz.

Political scientists from the Belgium, Canada, China, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, United States, United Kingdom will discuss and analyse the complex processes which are shaping the future of the world system.

The goal of this research project – by an international team of scholars that will combine rigorous  analysis and policy recommendations –  is to analyze future of power sharing arrangements, competing interests in macro-regional and global level and  role of key-state and non-state actors in the process of securing maximum control of capital, labor, resources, global agenda, cyberspace and social media. 

“Even though any hegemon wants always to keep maximum level of “hegemony” in order to secure better life conditions and stability for its citizens and geo-strategic position, keeping it for a long time is almost impossible in current world order, and therefore any hegemonic power has to engage in a confrontation with multipolarity, represented by ‘the others’. Clearly, the pair of ‘we versus others’ will shape the next years of the world order and this is what will be the topic of the upcoming round table,” explained Dutkiewicz.

“The faculty welcomes this initiative and is proud to host the international event. We observe this with big excitement as different aspects of globalization are as well a significant research area of the Institute. Therefore we are very glad that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between all three coordinating Institutes with the aim of future cooperation,” said Dr. Łukasz Zamęcki, political Scientist and coordinator of the project from Warsaw University.

Piotr Dutkiewicz is a professor and director at the CGPM, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, a research Centre in the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, a national Centre of excellence on public sector and public management reform in transitional and developing countries.

The Faculty of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Warsaw is one of the largest teaching and research unit in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe with more than 3000 enrolled students.

Dialogue of Civilizations is a research institute whose mission is to promote mutual understanding, inclusive development and equitable dialogue. It seeks to develop policy proposals based on scientific research that address key challenges faced by the international community, from infrastructure underdevelopment and economic inequality to civilization and religious tensions and conflicts.



1.            Dr. Viktoria Akchurina, Fellow, GLOBALCONTEST project (CERAL), Faculty of Law, Political and

              Social Sciences, University Paris

2.           Pawel Borkowski, professor, Warsaw University, Poland

3.           Alan Cafruny,   professor, iinternational affairs, Hamilton College, USA

4.           Tom Casier,  reader in international relations & Jean Monnet Chair, University of Kent’s

              Global Europe Centre, Brussels, Belgium

5.           Vincenzo Della Sala, professor, globalisation and governance, University of Trento, Italy

6.           Christopher Dornan,  professor, journalism and communication, Carleton University

7.           Piotr Dutkiewicz,  professor of Political Science and director at the CGPM, Carleton University,   


8.          Randall Germain, professor, political science department, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canadá

9.          Roman Kuznar, professor, Warsaw University, Poland

10.        Adrian Pabst, reader in politics and Director of the Centre for Federal Studies,

              School of Politics  and IR, University of Kent, UK

11.        Dr. Ivan Safranchuk, senior fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies Russia

12.        Brian Schmidt,  professor, Department Political Science, Carleton University,

13.        Jan Aarn Scholte,  professor, global studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

14.        Beverly Silver, professor, Department of Sociology, John Hopkins University, USA

15.         Yong Wang,  professor, School of International Studies Director, Center for 

              International Political Economy Peking University, Beijing

16.        Dr. Xin Zhang,  Faculty Fellow School of Advanced International & Area Studies East China

              Normal University