Dr. Michal Lubina is Associate Professor of Political Science at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland and currently MoFA Taiwan Fellow researching Taiwan’s Female Leadership in comparison to Myanmar’s.

In his research he mostly focuses on contemporary Myanmar and on Russia-China relations as well as on other East and Southeast Asian issues. At TCSS he is particularly interested in Cross-Strait Relations.

Dr. Lubina received his MA in Jagiellonian University’s Russian Studies (2008) and another MA in JU’s Far Eastern Studies (2012); he also studied at universities in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Minsk (under JU exchanges programmes) and was on scholarship at Beijing International Studies University in 2009-2010. He also received PhD (2014) and habilitation (2020) in political science, both from Jagiellonian University. In 2016-2017 he served as the first Director of Korean Sejong Institute in Krakow. In 2018 he was a Visiting Professor at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

He is the author of nine books (three in English), including ‘A Political Biography of Aung San Suu Kyi’ (Routledge: New York-Abington 2020), ‘Russia and China.A Political Marriage of Convenience’ (Budrich: Oppladen-Berlin-Toronto 2017) and ‘The Moral Democracy. The Political Thought of Aung San Suu Kyi’ (Scholar, Warsaw 2018; also translated into Burmese and published in Myanmar in 2020) as well as over 100 articles on Asian issues.