Ronan Kaczynski

Photo by Katrin Binner


Head of Research Development


Ronan studied Sociology at University College Cork and received his PhD in Political Science at the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe-University Frankfurt. Intermittently, he also spent some time as Visiting Scholar at Columbia University New York, funded by the Fulbright Commission. In his dissertation, “The Societal Capacity for Democratic Justification. A Social Theory of the Reasonable Society”, he focused on developing a moral and democratic theory through the lens of a theory of society. Drawing from this background, he has joined THE NEW INSTITUTE to bridge theory and practice.

  • What gives you hope?
    Most people I meet.

  • How does change happen?
    In unforeseen ways, albeit premised on persistent efforts for conducive conditions.

  • List 3 important values in your life?
    Sincerity, Justice & Solidarity.

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