Svitlana Pyk

Position: Associate Professor, International Relations and Diplomacy Department

Scientific degree: Candidate of Political Sciences

Academic status: Associate Professor

Phone (office): (032) 239-41-32


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Research interests

Fields of research interests: History of International Relations, Secret Diplomacy and Intelligence Services, Foreign Policy Analysis.


Academic research: scientific articles, the monograph “The USA and Great Britain: “Special Relationship” (Kyiv, 2006), the manual “Secret Diplomacy and Intelligence Services in International Relations” (Lviv, 2012).


Graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of International Relations (2001). 2001 – to 2004 – PhD student on political science, defended PhD thesis concerning US–UK ‘special relationship’ (2004). 2003 to 2008 – assistant professor, since 2008 – associate professor at the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy. Academic scholarship and training: Warsaw University, Vienna University, Bard College (State University of New York, USA).

Academic courses:

History of the USA and Canada

The course consists of two parts. The first one is dedicated to the historical processes of establishing the United States of America and Canada and to the political development of these two countries until the World War II. The second part of the course provides understanding of the character and evolutional changes in the US and Canadian foreign policy since the World War II till nowadays. Special attention is paid to the top foreign policy decision-makers in both countries.

Secret Diplomacy and Intelligence Services in International Relations

The course is dedicated to the indispensable essence of secret diplomacy and intelligence services’ activities in the stream of international relations, either in retrospective dimension or in modern time.

 The US Intelligence Community

The essence and the specific functioning of the US Intelligence Community is studied within the course aiming to enhance proper understanding of the US intelligence capabilities in changing world.

Foreign Policy Analysis

The course consists of theoretical and practical parts. The first part is dedicated to the theoretical aspects of foreign policy, specific elements of its analysis and prognosis. The practical part of the course considers Foreign Policy Analysis as a scientific discipline through its main components like actors – foreign policy decision-makers, foreign policy decision making process, context (structure) within which foreign policy decisions are implemented, etc.


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