Research interests: International politics; international security; international organizations; Security Sector Reform; civil-military coordination; conflict prevention; and modern Middle East.
Bio: Lidia Powirska holds a master's degree in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice (European Commission's scholarship). She was a member of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (2007), UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (2009-2011) and OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (2015-2016). Since 2013 she has been working in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, most recently as a Senior Expert in the Security Policy Department, EU and NATO Operations Unit. Among her recent professional achievements is management of interministerial works on the first ever Polish National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. She published articles in the Polish scientific journals on conflict prevention, maritime security and the Balkans. She is a lecturer at the International Security and Development Studies at the Jagiellonian University and a dialogue facilitation and mediation trainer.
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