Dr. Michal Natorski joined the United Nations University-MERIT and its School of Governance as an Assistant Professor in September 2016. He is also a Visiting Professor in the College of Europe (Natolin Campus).
His research interests include the international diffusion of public policies, global and European development cooperation, and influence of external actors on the transformations of governance systems. He developed his expertise studying the foreign policy of the European Union towards the Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods and its influence on domestic transformations and global institutions. His most recent research project addressed the security-development nexus and policy learning in the employment of financial instruments of EU foreign policy. His work has appeared, among others, in European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Cooperation and Conflict, East European Politics, and Journal of Politics and Language. He also co-edited with E. Korosteleva and L. Simao the book EU Policies in the Eastern Neighbourhood. The Practices Perspective (Routledge, 2014).
Professional career history
Prior to coming to the Maastricht University he was Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Liege (2015-2016), Senior Research Fellow at the College of Europe (2012-2014), and Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow in International Relations at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006-2012). He was also Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economic and Political Science (2012), the Aberystwyth University (2011), the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (2011) and the Freie Universitäit Berlin (2007). He received his PhD and MSc (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) in International Relations and European Integration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and his MA in International Relations from the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw.