Smieszek, Malgorzata

Gosia-IARPC-photo.jpgResearcher, Arctic Centre
PhD candidate, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland
Fellow, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Social & Human Sciences WG


‪Tel. +358 (0) 404844400

PhD Research (ongoing)

Institutional analysis of the Arctic Council (AC) - how design and operation of the AC affect the outcomes of decision-making in the Arctic.

 Research interests

  • Arctic Council and Arctic governance
  • Non-Arctic actors in regional governance
  • Science-policy interface
  • Collaboration among natural, social and human sciences
  • Assessments in policy-making
  • International environmental regimes



  • Graczyk, P., Smieszek, M. and Koivurova, T. (2016), "‘We’re not alone’: How Arctic States respond to increasing international interest in the Arctic region" in: Keil, K. and Knecht, S. (eds.), Beyond Geo-politics: Arctic governance in global perspective, Palgrave/Macmillan
  • Smieszek, M. et al. (2016), "Role and Effectiveness of Assessments in Policy-making: On the Importance of the Process" in: Stępień, A., Koivurova, T. and Kankaanpää, P. (eds.), The Changing Arctic and the European Union, Leiden: Brill/Nijhoff
  • Smieszek, M. and Kankaanpää, P. (2015), "Role of the Arctic Council Chairmanship", Arctic Yearbook 2015  
  • Smieszek, M. (2015), "25 Years of International Arctic Science Committee", Arctic Yearbook 2015
  • Luszczuk, M., Graczyk, P., Stepien, A. and Smieszek, M. (2015) Aims and tools of Polish Artic policy/ Cele i narzędzia polskiej polityki arktycznej (book in Polish), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland/ Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych RP.
  • Luszczuk, M., Graczyk, P., Stepien, A. and Smieszek, M. (2015), Poland’s Policy towards the Arctic: Key Areas and Priority Actions, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) Policy Paper 11(113).
  • Smieszek, M., Kankaanpää, P. (2014), "Observer States’ Commitments to the Arctic Council: the Arctic Policy Documents of the United Kingdom and Germany as Case Study", The Yearbook of Polar Law, Volume 6, pp. 375-397.
  • Kankaanpää, P., Smieszek, M. (eds.) (2014), Assessments in Policy-Making: Case Studies from the Arctic Council. Preparatory Action, Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of development of the Arctic. Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.    
  • Smieszek, M. (2013), “The European Union in the Northern Latitudes”. In: A. Boening, J.‐F. Kremer, A. Van Loon (eds.), Global Power Europe – Vol. 2 Policies, Actions and Influence of the EU’s External Relations, Springer Verlag.
  • Smieszek, M. (2013), “Quo vadis Iceland? About the events from last months in Iceland and their meaning to the EU” (in Polish), Natolin Commentary, 2(21)/2013.
  • Smieszek, M. (2011), “The EU, China and new transport routes on the top of the world” in EU-China Observer, Issue 1 (2011).


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