Dr Marcin Rzepka from Institute of the Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracov, presented a paper on: “Regional and Global Aspiration of Islamic Republic of Iran”. It was the first seminar of this nature, which was organized by the Section of Non-European Area Studies dedicated to foreign policy of Middle East countries. Dr Rzepka presented different aspects that influence the contemporary shape of foreign policy of Iran. There was also the discussion about Iran’s policy towards South Asia, especially towards India. Among the participants were Dr. Anna Solarz (IIR UW), Dr. Bogusław Zaleski (IIR UW), Dr. Iza Łęcka (Institute of Regional and Global Studies) Dr. Marcin Solarz (Institute of Regional and Global Studies) and Aleksandra Jaskólska (IIR UW).