Dr. 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, she 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 Dr. 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


Privately, I am a busy mom of two wonderful kids and the wife of Zbigniew Pisarski, President of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation in Warsaw. Together with my husband we work, raise our children and whenever possible back-pack around the world (we have visited more than 70 countries already and counting).

Mountains are our greatest passion. We have travelled through Karakorum, the Himalayas, reached Kilimanjaro and wondered deep into Siberia & Alborz Range in Iran. With our daughter we are currently working on reaching the “Crown of Polish Mountains”  – 28 peaks- the highest one of each mountain range in Poland.  Mountain trekking reveals a lot about people- it tell a story of our strengths & weaknesses. Mountains have provided me with the best leadership experience & taught me about the consequences of the lack of it. They continue to inspire me to look from a more broad perspective on myself & my mission in life.



Katarzyna Pisarska

Founder & Director European Academy of Diplomacy                                                                                                        Oleandrów 6, 00-629 Warszawa Poland


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