Politics
Pawel  Lutomski

Pawel Lutomski

Adjunct Professor

Pawel (Pavo) Lutomski was born in Poland and studied at the University in Wroclaw until March 1981, when he had to leave communist Poland for political reasons. He lived then in Berlin, Germany, and later in Sweden, and finally came to the U.S. in 1985, as a political refugee. He received his Ph.D. in German Studies (with emphasis on political and social theory) at Stanford. Because of his broader interests in international relations (and their legal aspects), as well as in comparative constitutional law, he also decided to acquire a legal education. In 1997, he received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

In addition to teaching at USF, Lutomski is a lecturer in the International Relations/International Policy Studies Program at Stanford, where he teaches seminars in international law and international relations. Prior to this position, he was a Fellow in the Introduction to the Humanities Program at Stanford, and a senior researcher at the California International Studies Project (CISP), in the School of Education at Stanford. During his work at CISP, he was the principal author of a textbook for high school teachers and students entitled, What is Democracy, After All?: The Rise of Democratic Ideas. Dr. Lutomski also worked in a variety of NGOs before joining academia in 1999, such as the international division of the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, the Nature Conservancy, and the World Without War Council.

Lutomski's research areas are international law and international relations, forced migrations, and German-Polish relations. His latest publication is entitled "Acknowledging Each Other as Victims: An Unmet Challenge in the Process of Polish-German Reconciliation." He currently is co-editing a volume entitled Population Resettlement in International Conflicts: A Comparative Study, scheduled for publication with Rowman & Littlefield in early 2007.