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Patryk Pawlak

Fellowship Co-Director

Patryk Pawlak co-directs ECCRI’s fellowship program. He is also a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe. His fields of expertise are global governance of cyberspace, the impact of technology on foreign and security policy, and the EU’s cyber and digital diplomacy. Until December 2022, Patryk worked for the EU Institute for Security Studies where he was the project director of EU Cyber Direct – EU Cyber Diplomacy Initiative, an EU-funded initiative to support the EU’s engagement on cyber diplomacy worldwide.

In this capacity, he was responsible for track 1.5/2.0 engagements between the EU and partner countries. He also ideated and coordinated the European Cyber Diplomacy Dialogue – an annual retreat for EU cyber ambassadors, senior government officials and scholars – and was co-editor of the “Directions Blog” on cyber, digital, and tech issues. His current research focuses on how cyber and digital policies are shaping the multilateral system and the EU’s role in this process. He also works on questions of accountability and coercive diplomacy in cyberspace.