Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy and the Visegrad School of Political Studies in Warsaw, Poland
Since 2004 she has transformed a “start-up” institution into an international renowned diplomatic academy, with over 5000 Alumni coming from 40 countries. Throughout her career she has inspired and led change within a number of organizations, including the Community of Democracies and the Council of Europe.
In addition to her leadership and management experience Dr. Pisarska pursues a career in academia. She is an Assistant Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, an Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington D.C and a Visiting Professor at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in Baku. She has also 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.
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) and at the University of Oslo (2012). She is also a graduate of the University of Łódź (Poland), Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) and College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).
KATARZYNA WAKSMUNDZKADeputy Director
Deputy Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy. Since 2005 until 2011 she was in charge of the diplomatic and consular training of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ new hires at the Diplomatic Academy of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). She moved to Washington, DC, in 2011, where she worked at the Learning & Development Department at PwC LLC. She joined the EAD team in 2013, initially as the International Programs Coordinator, then the Head of the Visegrad School of Political Studies. She is graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. She received a scholarship of Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY, 2004 – 2005) and holds Greek fluency certificate of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Holder of PRINCE2™ Practitioner certificate.
MACIEJ STARZYŃSKIIT Administrator
At the European Academy of Diplomacy since 2013. His area of interest primarily concerns the topic of cybersecurity.