Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska

Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska

Founder & Chair, EAD Board of Directors


Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska  is the Founder of the European Academy of Diplomacy and the President of EAD’s Board of Directors. Between 2004-2020 Prof. Pisarska served as EAD’s Director and President of the Management Board. Under her leadership the institution has been transformed from a “start-up” into an internationally renowned diplomatic academy, with over 10,000 Alumni coming from 100+ countries.

Prof. Pisarska is also the Co-Founder of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and its flagship event: the Warsaw Security Forum, which she chairs since 2021. In 2022, alongside with a group of Ukrainian civil activists and as a response to Russian aggression into Ukraine she has co-founded in Warsaw the International Center for Ukrainian Victory. Prof. Pisarska also holds a number of positions in organizations outside of Poland, including Vice President and Board Member of the European Forum Alpbach in Austria, a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington D.C. and an Expert of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

In addition to her social entrepreneur  work, Prof. Pisarska pursues a career in academia. She is an Associate Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, a CPD Faculty Fellow at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and currently also a Visiting Professor at the University of Malaga (academic year 2022/2023). Previously, Prof. 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 Australian National University (2015), at the University of Southern California (2019).

For her leadership accomplishments in the non-for-profit sector, in 2014 Prof. Pisarska has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and later selected to serve on the YGL Advisory Group. She was also named “99 under 33” most influential world foreign policy leader by the Diplomatic Courier in Washington D.C.

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
I SESSION | 14-16 December 2018 2 Days December 14, 2018
INAUGURATION CEREMONY 2 Hours December 2, 2018

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
European Diplomacy Workshop (online) 4 days March 17, 2023