Ewa Suwara received her PhD in international law from the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She holds a Master in law and a Master in sociology from University of Nicholas Copernicus in Torun and a Master in Politics and Administration from College of Europe in Bruges. Following her studies she completed Executive Programme on Mastering Negotiations at Harvard Kennedy School and postgraduate studies in International Trade Law organized by the University of Turin and the ILO International Training Center. She is alumna of the Diplomatic Academy in Warsaw. Scholarship holder of Erasmus Programme (2000), she received scientific grants from the Italian (2001) and Polish (2002) governments as well as the National Science Center (NCN) in Poland.
She is an experienced academic lecturer and the author of several publications. She shared her expertise with the World Bank.
Parallel to her academic career, dr Suwara is a professional diplomat. Before joining the Polish Foreign Service, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Morocco and in Malawi. She spent 30 months in Afghanistan with the EU civilian mission where she received a European medal of service. She has an extensive experience in providing advice to high level authorities in developing countries.
She joined the Polish Foreign Service in 2007. She worked as a desk officer in the Department of Economic Policy of the MFA. In 2011, during the Polish Presidency of the EU Council, she was Poland’s acting representative to the Committee for Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (CivCom) in Brussels. She served as Secretary to the Inter-ministerial Committee on Poland’s engagement in Afghanistan (2012-2014) and as the Head of Unit for General and Multilateral Affairs in the Asia - Pacific Department. From September 2014 to August 2018 she was posted at the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels. First she was Poland’s Deputy Representative to the EU’s Political and Security Committee, Nicolaidis and then she took over as Poland’s acting Representative to the PSC.
In 2018 dr Suwara won a Fulbright-Schuman Award to conduct four-month research at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey (California) and at the Columbia Law School in New York as part of Visiting Scholars Programme.