W.J. STANKIEWICZ (1922 - 2006) was a political philosopher with broad interests in the social sciences. He was born in Warsaw and educated in Poland and in the United Kingdom, attending the University of St. Andrews and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D. 1952). In World War II he served in the Polish Army-in-Exile in France (1940) and later as an artillery officer in the 1944-45 campaign in France (Normandy), Belgium, Holland and Germany.
He was visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University, a Research Associate at the Mid-European Studies Center in New York and an economist with the Government of Ontario. From 1957 on he taught at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., where he was Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He lectured in sixty universities on five continents.