Project Description

Katarzyna Pisarska

Director and Founder, European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD), Poland

Professor Katarzyna Pisarska is 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. She is also the Program Director of the Warsaw Security Forum and a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

In the past, Mrs. Pisarska has served as adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Polish Parliament, to the Office of National Security at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland; and continues to work as regular foreign affairs broadcaster in Polish and international media.

In addition to her leadership experience Professor Pisarska pursues a career in academia. She is an Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, a Senior Fellow at the Warsaw-based Casimir Pulaski Foundation and a Visiting Professor at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku. Previously, Dr. 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 University of Oslo (2012) and at the Australian National University (2015). She specializes in EU foreign policy, Eastern Partnership, EU-Russia relations and public diplomacy.

In 2013 Dr. Pisarska was named “99 under 33” most influential world foreign policy leader by the Diplomatic Courier in Washington D.C.