Professor Edward Haliżak studied at the University of Warsaw between 1971 and 1975, receiving his MA degree on the basis of the thesis entitled “International transfer of technology”. In 1980, he was awarded a PhD on the basis of the dissertation “Regionalism in international relations”. In 1988, he earned a DLitt degree for the work “Scientific and technical co-operation East-West”, published by the University of Warsaw. In 1999, he obtained the title of professor on the basis of the work under the title “The Asia-Pacific region in international relations”, released by Scholar, Warsaw 1999. He is Professor Ordinarius (2004), and a participant of many prestigious conferences such as: Salzburg Seminar, Convention of Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, East-West Center (New York); Heidelberg University conference: Trilateralism and Triangular Dynamics in International Relations. Implications for International Relations Theory, University of Oxford (Wolfson College) conference: Global India; New Delhi, conference: India and EU Economic Relations. He was also an intern in important academic institutions in the USA, Ken State University (1985), Pittsburg University (1994), University of California-San Diego (1997). In 1982–1990, he held the position of the Vice-Director of the Institute of International Relations. He also holds the post of the Head of the IR Political Economy Section. Since 1990 he has been director of the Institute of International Relations, and is also Head of the Polish Association of International Studies. He is the author of many publications and head of a project financed by National Centre of Science Ministry of Science and Higher Education entitled “Geoeconomics”, Warsaw 2012. Scientific areas: International Relations in Asia and the Pacific Region, International Trading System, Common Trade Policy, International Finance, Political Economy of International Relations.