Katarzyna A. Przybyła created International Peace and Conflict Studies at Collegium Civitas, and is currently supervising the program. She also serves as Director of Analysis and Senior Editor in the analytical center Polityka Insight.
She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame, US) in the academic year 2014-2015. In 2018 – GMF’s Marshall Memorial Fellow. For more than 7 years she worked in the National Security Bureau’s Strategic Analysis Department, focusing on the former Soviet Union, NATO-Russia relations, international peace and security organizations, and arms control. She also served as Program Development Adviser in the Peace and Stabilization Program in the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, and worked as a journalist in the Polish newspaper “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”. In 2015 she conducted her field research and cooperated with human rights organizations in Israel/Palestine. She graduated from Lazarski University, Warsaw (BA and MA in International Relations), and University of Notre Dame, IN, USA (MA in Peace Studies).
Since 2016 she has been teaching at Collegium Civitas. Since 2019 – she has been a member of the Legal Language Commission of the Council for the Polish Language (Rada Języka Polskiego). Her areas of interest/expertise include: international relations (mainly international conflicts and nonviolent resistance), peace studies, international security and organizations, American and Russian foreign policies, former Soviet Union, critical thinking and analysis.