Political scientist, General Manager of the global knowledge network “Expertise on Demand”, Director for International Dialogue of the Warsaw Security Forum, with a career with the United Nations in areas of political transitions, conflict analysis, supporting peace processes and mediation and post conflict governance. Specialized in: planning and implementation of policy and programmes for post-conflict state-building; UN peace operations; supporting peace negotiations and mediations, democratization and humanitarian aid. Former employee of UNDP and UNICEF, recently as coordinator of the UNDP inclusive political process support in Somalia, and working with political institutions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Previously employed at the UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva, responsible for supporting UNDP’s work on post-conflict governance, primarily in Africa and Middle East Regions, including response planning after the so-called ‘Arab Spring’. Advised also the UN in Sudan (Darfur), South Sudan, Liberia and concerning projects in Central Asia. Graduated from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York as well as from the Institute for International Affairs and the Centre for Europe – both Departments of the University of Warsaw.