Katarzyna Kubiak has over a decade of professional experience in academia, think tanks, NGOs and IGOs, advising European decision-makers and facilitating international security dialogue on conventional and nuclear arms control, risk reduction, nonproliferation, and new emerging technologies, mainly in the NATO-Russia context. At the OSCE, Katarzyna supports the Structured Dialogue to enhance understanding on the current and future challenges and risks to security in the OSCE area that could serve as a common solid basis for a way forward, create a conducive environment to reinvigorate conventional arms control and CSBMs, and incubate ideas for other OSCE bodies. Researcher by heart, coordinator by nature and a passionate mediator by choice, Katarzyna aims at channeling collective energy towards finding common denominators and setting constructive agendas.
Previously, she was a Senior Policy Fellow on nuclear and arms control at the European Leadership Network (ELN), a Transatlantic Post-Doc Fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR) at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS), an associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a research assistant at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH), a field researcher for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and a fellow in the German Bundestag.
Katarzyna is a Member of the Board of Advisors to the Missile Dialogue Initiative (MDI), Member of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN), Vice-President for Education to the 2020 alumni cohort of the Advanced Leadership Program for Top Talents (ALP), Mentor at the Young Polish International Network (YGLN) and former member of the Deep Cuts Commission.