Roman Kalytchak, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Diplomacy at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, where he earned his Master’s degree in International Relations with the highest honors, and later successfully defended his Ph.D. in Political Science in 2004. Since 2007, he has served as a full-time Associate Professor at the department, participating in a variety of international academic projects, serving as a visiting scholar at various universities in Europe and North America, and receiving numerous prestigious grants.
Dr. Kalytchak’s research interests include the European integration of Ukraine, regionalism and subnational governance, the development of area studies, particularly American and European studies, the sociology of knowledge, and the internationalization of higher education in Ukraine. He has published extensively on these topics in Ukrainian and other languages.
Dr. Kalytchak is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence “Western Ukrainian Research Center of European Studies” and actively promotes the development of European Union studies in Ukraine. He has initiated or been involved in seven Jean Monnet projects, with his most recent initiative being the Jean Monnet Project “Rebuilding the Potential of EU Studies in the Conflict-affected Areas of Ukraine: Addressing Challenges and Creating Solutions” (2021-2023).
Additionally, Dr. Kalytchak has made significant contributions to the development of American studies in Ukraine. He supervised the creation of the first official U.S.-focused specialization at the MA level in Ukraine in 2011, founded the Center for American Studies in 2014, and launched numerous projects to support the consolidation of American studies in Ukraine. His most recent initiative is “Striving for Excellence: American Studies in Ukraine” (2021-2023) supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. In 2020, he was awarded his second Fulbright scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year to conduct research at the Department of American Studies of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
In addition, Dr. Kalytchak serves as a member of the Scientific and Curriculum Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, where he supervises activities related to higher education in the field of Social Sciences. He previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Curriculum Subcommittee on International Relations, Social Communications and Area Studies of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2016-2018
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