Michał Rekowski is a Visiting Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), PhD candidate at the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Research Director at the Kosciuszko Institute and Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC. Michał holds an MA in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University and has studied also at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po) and the National University of Singapore. He acts as a Principal Investigator on the PRELUDIUM 19 project ‘The role of the institutions of the European Union in the building of the European Strategic Autonomy’ financed by the National Science Centre in Poland.
His research is centered on the institutions and policies of the European Strategic Autonomy, European security & defence and the geopolitics of emerging and disruptive technologies. Apart from the project on strategic autonomy where he looks to how the concept has evolved and how it is being implemented, Michał is also interested in the notion of digital sovereignty and the role of digital technologies in the superpowers’ rivalry. Michał taught classes on ‘Issues in global security’ and ‘Security issues in the Asia-Pacific’ (Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University). He has published on IR theory, critical geopolitics, security issues in Southeast Asia and geopolitics of technology.