Iga Kleszczyńska holds an MA in international relations from the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland. Currently, she is a PhD candidate and prepares her dissertation on the economic determinants of U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. She is a recipient of the Tokyo Foundation SYLFF grant for outstanding young leaders. In 2019/2020 she completed a visiting research at The Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. At the Center of International and Development Studies, she manages international projects financed by the National Agency for Academic Exchange: NAWA Chair: Promoting Order at the Edge of Turbulence, Katamaran: International Relations and Public Diplomacy program. Iga coordinates the preLAB the Global Complex Systems. Her main research interests include: U.S. foreign policy, world economy and geo-economics. In her free time Iga wanders around the Tatra Mountains.