2018 EAD Alumni of the Year
We are proud to present the two exceptional individuals, who received the 2018 EAD Alumni of the Year Award! They were chosen for their accomplishments in the spheres of international relations and social activism, as well as continuing to achieve and embody the values of the European Academy of Diplomacy’s – Respect & Dialogue, Co-ownership, Empowerment and Ethical Engagement. The awards were presented on the 2nd of December, during the Graduation of the 14th and Inauguration of the 15th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats.
The 2018 EAD Alumni of the Year are:
Wojciech Dzięgiel, Poland
Alumnus of the 1st edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats
Wojciech Dzięgiel is the Executive Director and Member of the Board of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation – the leading foreign-policy thinkthank in Poland and the „Best EU International Affairs Think Tank” as awarded by the Prospect Magazine in 2017. Since 2015 he is also the Head of the Organizing Committee of the Warsaw Security Forum. Mr. Dzięgiel is a career diplomat and has previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland (2006-2015). His postings included Toronto, Canada (2006-2011) and Dublin, Ireland (2011-2015). He is a lawyer by training, having specialized in Public International Law and has graduated from the Hague Academy of International Law (2002) and Utrecht University (2003). In 2017-2018 he has done the postgraduate studies on innovation economy at the Warsaw University. As a strong advocate of more women voices in foreign policy, Mr. Dzięgiel was the initiator and later founding member of the Polish Chapter of Women in International Security (WIIS Poland). He has taken the portfolio of international cooperation of the Foundation developing research and organizing key events with a goal to influence the international debate. Warsaw Security Forum is one of the primary projects where Mr Dziegiel strategy has been employed.
Maciej Zaborowski, Poland
Alumnus of the 6th edition of the Academy of Young Diplomats