Dr. Bart M.J. Szewczyk serves as Adviser on Global Affairs at the European Commission’s in-house think-tank, the European Political Strategy Centre, where he focuses on international order, defence, geoeconomics, transatlantic relations, Russia and Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and China and Asia. He is also an adjunct professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where he teaches a lecture course on transatlantic grand strategy and conflict prevention, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Brussels.
Previously, between 2014 and 2017, he served as Member of Secretary John Kerry’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State and Senior Policy Advisor to Ambassador Samantha Power at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. In 2017, he also consulted for the World Bank and Rasmussen Global. He joined the U.S. government as one of two academics selected for the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship. Before government, he taught at Columbia Law School and the George Washington University Law School, worked as a lawyer at WilmerHale, served as a law clerk at the International Court of Justice and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and was a visiting fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies.
He holds a PhD from Cambridge University, where he studied as a Gates Scholar, a JD from Yale Law School, an MPA from Princeton University, and a BS in Economics (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Warsaw and raised near New York.