The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders. Since its inception in 2004 and with over 5500 graduates from more than 75 countries, EAD offers the highest quality tailor-made programs at graduate, post-graduate and executive levels. Renowned for its teaching methods, international faculty and distinguished speakers, the EAD prepares diplomats, civil servants, political and social leaders, as well as representatives of businesses, academia and the non-governmental sector for the challenges of a globalizing and ever changing world. Located in the heart of Europe, Poland, the European Academy of Diplomacy derives its principles and values from the country’s experience of a successful economic and political transition. It also draws inspiration from Poland’s value-oriented foreign policy, which endorses joint-responsibility for EU’s neighborhood and active engagement in the support for democracy and prosperity around the world.

Dr. Katarzyna Pisarska - 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 5500 Alumni coming from 75 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).