Katarzyna Pisarska is a Co-Founder and Program Director of the Warsaw Security Forum. She is also the Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland and the Visegrad School of Political Studies run in cooperation with the Council of Europe.
In addition to her leadership experience in the NGO sector, Prof. Pisarska pursues a career in academia. She is an Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, CPD Faculty Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a Visiting Professor at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku. Previously, Prof. Pisarska was a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (2007), a Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (2010), at the Australian National University (2015) and at the University of Southern California (2019). She specializes in EU foreign policy, Eastern Partnership, EU-Russia relations, and public diplomacy, having authored the monograph “The Domestic Dimension of Public Diplomacy – Evaluating Success through Civil Engagement” (Palgrave 2016)
In 2014 Prof. Pisarska was nominated to join the Young Global Leaders community with the World Economic Forum in Davos, where is sits on the community’s Advisory Council and works as a WEF expert. In 2013 Prof. Pisarska was also named “99 under 33” most influential world foreign policy leader by the Diplomatic Courier in Washington D.C.