Magdalena joined RUSI in 2018. She initially worked at the Military Sciences as well as the Defence Industry and Societies Departments. In late 2019, she has moved to the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, where she is currently running the Project CRAAFT (Collaboration Research and Analysis Against Financing of Terrorism).Prior to joining RUSI, Magdalena conducted traineeships at the European Commission (Crisis Management and Business Continuity Department), as well as at Amnesty International. She has also undertaken several internships relating to the field of political communications, human rights and event organisation at the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Polish Radio Programme 4 and at the LSE United Nations Society. To further expand the practical knowledge of international negotiations and diplomacy, Magdalena participated in the 2014 London International Model United Nations conference as well as in the 2017 LSE United Nations Crisis Scenario Conference.
Magdalena holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc in European Studies), BA (Honours) in International Relations (specialisation: Media, Diplomacy and International Negotiations) from Collegium Civitas University of Warsaw and the Chinese language proficiency certification from the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Magdalena has completed a year-long student exchange programme at Kingston University of London, where she attended Politics and Human Rights courses.
Magdalena spent thirteen years of her life in China, she is, therefore, fluent in Chinese Mandarin. Due to her international upbringing, on top of her native Polish, she is also fluent in English, French, Chinese. She speaks Spanish and can communicate in Italian. She has recently taken upon learning Indonesian, due to the country’s increasing role in the global affairs.
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