Izabela Albrycht
Chairperson of the Board

Political scientist, graduate of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2010, she has been Chair of the Kosciuszko Institute; since 2014, also Chair of the Organising Committee of the European and Polish Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC, and since 2016, Chair of the Council for Digitization in its 2nd term, since 2019 member of the Council for Digitalization in its 3rd term. Since October 2019 member of the World Economic Forum’s Platform for Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Digital Trust: Global Future Council on Cybersecurity.

She is also Associate Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal. Since January 2017, she has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Asseco Poland S.A., since June 2019 a member of the Supervisory Board of ComCERT S.A. In 2017 listed among the 100 Eastern Europe’s emerging technology stars announced by Financial Times & New Europe 100. In 2018, she became the Honorary Ambassador of Polish Congresses for organizing a congress of international significance. In 2019, she became a Founding Member of the Women4Cyber Initiative by the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). Co-author of reports, publications and analyses focusing on issues related to EU policies and international relations. Her research interests cover the EU institutional system, energy policy, strategic challenges related to digital transformation and construction of a cybersecurity system, including public-private cooperation, the educational system, and innovation. She is an alumna of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) of the U.S. Department of State in the scope of NGO Management.

e-mail: izabela.albrycht_at_ik.org.pl

Jarosław Kożuch
Vice-chairman of the Board

A graduate of Ukrainian Philology at the Jagiellonian University, Jarosław is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University. He specialises in research on the Ukrainian culture in the 20th century.

e-mail: jaroslaw.kozuch_at_ik.org.pl

Tamara Garlej
Member of the Board


Dr Joanna Świątkowska
Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Joanna Świątkowska is the Programme Director of the European Cybersecurity Forum and Senior Research Fellow of the Kosciuszko Institute. Member of the research team at Center for Cybersecurity and International Relations Studies, University of Florence. From 2016 to 2017 she was a member of the Advisory Group for Cybersecurity of the Republic of Poland working within the Polish Presidential National Bureau of Security. She has been involved in numerous high profiled national and international cybersecurity initiatives, often cooperating with public institutions. Among the others in 2014 she took part in the two rounds of the Sino-European Cyber Dialogue held in Geneva and Beijing. Joanna Świątkowska is the author of numerous articles, reports and analyses concerning cybersecurity. She often speaks at national and international conferences and seminars on a wide range of cybersecurity topics. In 2016 she took part in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Cybersecurity and Government Interoperability. Joanna Świątkowska holds a PhD in the field of Political Science.

e-mail: joanna.swiatkowska_at_ik.org.pl


Robert Siudak
Director of Advocacy and Projects

Expert in artificial intelligence and cybersecurity market, manager of the CYBERSEC HUB. Robert is a PhD candidate at the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University and an author of numerous scientific papers, including two monographs. He studied and conducted his research at Tel-Aviv University and Trinity College Dublin.

e-mail: robert.siudak_at_ik.org.pl

Barbara Sztokfisz
CYBERSEC Programme Director, Chief Editor of the European Cybersecurity Journal

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economics and International Relations at the Cracow University of Economics. She is a graduate of International Economics at the Cracow University of Economics and French Philology at the Jagiellonian University. She also studied International Economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her interests encompass processes of economic changes in the context of new technologies, theories of economic growth and international security.

e-mail: barbara.sztokfisz_at_ik.org.pl
tel.: +48 12 200 23 69, +48 669 614 810

Faustine Felici
CYBERSEC Project Manager

She holds a MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Natolin and also graduated from Grenoble Institute of political studies in European Governance. Her main areas of interest are EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbourhood, energy security and cybersecurity.

e-mail: faustine.felici_at_ik.org.pl

Łukasz Gawron
Event Manager

MA and BA graduate of International Relations at the Jagiellonian University. He has coordinated European Energy Hub project at the Institute of Public Policies. He was responsible for organization of the following conferences: CYBERSEC 2018, CYBERSEC Brussles Leaders’ Foresight nad first in Poland cybersecurity hackathon „CYBERSEC League”. His interests encompass energy policies and international terrorism. He is a football and motorsports enthusiast.

e-mail: lukasz.gawron_at_ik.org.pl
tel. :+ 48 663 082 96

Michał Rekowski
Strategic Partnerships Manager

PhD candidate at the Department of National Security, Jagiellonian University. His research is focused on European Strategic Autonomy and technology-security nexus. In 2018 he completed a BlueBook Traineeship at the European Defence Agency. He has studied at Sciences Po (PSIA) and National University of Singapore, and holds an MA in International Relations from the Jagiellonian University. Michał published papers on security issues in South-East Asia and participated in numerous academic conferences.


Kamil Mikulski

Advanced M.A in EU International Relations and Diplomacy at the College of Europe and a holder of LLM degree from the University of Wroclaw. European Leadership Programme and Academy of Young Diplomats’ alumnus. His main areas of interest encompass international relations and trade, disinformation as a socio-political phenomenon, and new technologies.

Michał Krawczyk

Graduate of National Security Studies at the Jagiellonian University, where he focused on the correlation between media and terrorism. He is a disinformation and information space analyst at the Kosciuszko Institute. His interests include media and propaganda phenomenon in the socio-political context, and international relations.


Tomasz Markiewka
Office Manager

e-mail: office_at_ik.org.pl
tel: +48 12 632 97 24


Dr Anna Maria Trawińska
PR Manager

Doctor of social sciences, expert on place branding (Institute of Applied Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw). For years she has been fascinated by the subject of brand creation, including the place brand. Laureate of, among others, the Presidential Expert Programme “Laboratory of Ideas”, winner of the Orange Polska and the Polish Chamber of Commerce competition “Digital Poland 2020”. Interests: branding, storytelling, advertising and marketing, political marketing, cybersecurity. She coordinates the implementation of the concept of the Institute’s creative projects and supervises the coordination of communication and promotion of the Institute in the media..

e-mail: anna.trawinska_at_ik.org.pl
tel: +48 663 968 776


Joanna Świerad-Solińska
Graphic Designer 

Joanna is a graduate of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in graphic arts. Her passion is printmaking. She has participated in numerous Polish and international exhibitions. Her works have been awarded at the 10th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints in Japan.

Ewelina Lesik
Graphic Designer 

Ewelina is a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in scenic design and from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in environmental protection. In 2017, she was awarded the Medal of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. A winner of many competitions, she has won the Gold Medal in the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) competition.