Brudzinska, Kinga

Brudzinska, Kinga

Policy Director, Centre for Global Europe, GLOBSEC Policy Institute, Bratislava

Kinga has ten years of professional experience in country-specific and policy analysis and advice. Her main research interests lie in the fields of EU foreign policy and EU institutional architecture, with a particular focus on relations among the Member States, and the concept of differentiated European integration. She has chiefly worked in Visegrad countries and the Spanish speaking world. Prior to GLOBSEC, she worked at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the OECD, the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the Permanent Secretariat of Community of Democracies. Kinga is an author of the chapters in books, articles in press (i.e. Fair Observer, Es Global, EurActiv, Public Service Europe) and various analyses on the EU and the Latin America and Caribbean region. She is Alumna of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Global Governance Network, and the Humanity in Action & Lantos Foundation’ Senior Fellow. 

Kinga holds PhD in Arts of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism from the University of Warsaw, MA in International Relations from the Faculty of Economics at the Cracow University of Economics and Diploma in Latin American Studies from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (TEC Monterrey) in Mexico. 

Selected publications: 

Contending European Views on a New Post-Brexit Balance (co-author), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 25 March 2020, 

How Does Europe Construct Itself in the East (Too)? (co-author), Institute Montaigne, 8 November 2019, 

The Bumpy Road Towards the EU’s Common Foreign Policy, GLOBSEC Policy Paper, 29 April 2019, 

Europe’s Migration Myths (co-author), GLOBSEC – the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Report, 5 June 2019 

Multi-speed Concept is in the European Union’s DNA, Medium, 19 September 2018, 

Guide for debunking myths about the European Union (co-author), GLOBSEC Report, 15 May 2018 

Revisiting Scenarios For Europe: Central and Eastern European Perspectives (co-author), GLOBSEC Report, 25 January 2018 

Migrants ’R’ Us: Recommendations for a Sound European Migration Policy (co-author), PISM Strategic File no. 9 (72), 30 April 2018 

The European Endowment for Democracy: Will It Fly? (co-author), FRIDE-PISM, May 2012 

The EU’s Democratisation Agenda in Times of a Eurozone Crisis, Bulletin PISM No 75 (408), 1 August 2012 

Past projects: 

Europe for Citizens EUact– “EP Elections and Beyond: Active Participation of EU Citizens at All Levels” (2018-2019)  Think Visegrad – V4 Think Tank Platform (2017-2020)  The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions (2019-2020)

Current projects: 

Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Actions Project: DIFF GOV – European Governance: Potential of Differentiated Cooperation (2018-2020)  “Enhanced European Opportunity Partners in the EU’s Defence and Security Initiatives: Study case of Norway” funded by the Ministry of Defence of Norway (2020)

Thursday 17 June

  • Great Power Competition in East Asia

    Competition of systems is in full swing. China is emerging in a more competitive shape and more self-confident out of the pandemic in the economy, controlling the virus, tech dominance or military. With the Chinese growing dominant position in the global arena, how are future relations with China going to look like? With the US announcing China to be the biggest challenge of the century, how can the US and Europe work together to face the threat? On what issues can the cooperation with China be successful, and what alliances can be formed?

    • Nakayama, Yasuhide
    • Maçães, Bruno
    • Taussig, Torrey
    • Brudzinska, Kinga
    • Tamkin, Emily

    A growing number of Nations are openly challenging China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea, including EU nations (France, UK, Germany), Japan, and the United States. How can freedom of trade and navigation be protected and the rule of law and internationally accepted norms in the high seas of the South China Sea be upheld? How are like-minded nations cooperating to protect freedom of navigation and trade security in the South China Sea and what more can be achieved?


    Grand Hotel River Park