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Lidia Powirska

Lidia Powirska

Name: Lidia Powirska


Position: ISAD Lecturer

Courses taught at the ISAD program: Post-conflict reconstruction and development: Theories and practice.


About: Lidia Powirska obtained Master’s degree in International Relations from the Jagiellonin University (2006) and European Masters’ degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (2007) in Venice. Worked in the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (2007), United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor (2009-2012) and the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (2015-2016). Currently works as a senior expert in the Polish MFA. She’s also a member of the Security Sector Reform Advisory Network to the UN. During the academic year 2019/2020 she was a Fellow at the Weatherhead Scholars Program in the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at the Harvard University.


Main academic/research interest:

•             Middle East,

•             Conflict Prevention

•             Maritime Security


Scientific work (publications, conferences, professional association membership, grants etc.):


1. Walking the Precipice: Reforming Ukraine through International Pressure, Epicenter, WCFIA, Harvard University;

2. Limits of the European Union's potential of mediation, National Security (quarterly), November 2015 (in Polish);

3. European Union towards piracy and armed robbery off the Somali Coast, Themis Polska Nova, March 2013 (in Polish);

4. International Cooperation in Combating of Piracy off the Somali Coast, Jagiellonian University, November 2008 (in Polish);

5. Kosovo – An Architecture of Independency, Jagiellonian University, February 2008 (in Polish).


Hobbies: Sport, Photography

The place where I can be met most often when I am not at work: library and swimming pool :)