My name is Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska. Thank you for being here!
This website aims at becoming a place where people may share their opinions, thoughts and doubts concerning global trends and international relations. It includes blog posts (mine and guest ones), teaching materials, presentations, as well as reading/watching/listening recommendations. I hope this website will become a place where smart ideas on foreign affairs are presented and where my students and many other readers will find some answers to their foreign policy questions.
As for the author, I am a leader of a vibrant, diverse team of analysts and financial specialists at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland. I am skilled at strategic planning and global analysis.
My leadership capacity and a sense of integrity were recognized by the civil and foreign services, international think-tanks and foundations through my participation in the Asian Forum on Global Governance (run by the ZEIT Stiftung from Hamburg and the Observer Research Foundation from New Delhi) and the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (the flagship programme of the German Marshall Fund of the United States).
I am also a university teacher aiming at helping students understand the complexity of global trends and the role of public diplomacy in the multidimensional landscape of international relations. I conduct seminars and lectures at the Vistula University in Warsaw.
I also regularly contribute to the blog series of the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy, where I focus primarily on knowledge/expertise/education diplomacy. My blog posts are published here.
Wife of Mateusz. Mom of Tadeusz and Helena.
I publish on this website in my private capacity.