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Joanna Kulesza

GFCE Title: GFCE Advisory Board member 2020/2022
Job Title: Assistant professor of international law and internet governance at the University of Lodz, Poland
Description: Joanna Kulesza, PhD is an assistant professor of international law and internet governance at the University of Lodz, Poland. She is also a Scientific Committee member of EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and represents European internet users within the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She has served as an expert on human rights online for the Council of Europe and European Commission. Kulesza is a member of the Sino-European working group on application of international law to cyberspace managed by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and European Commission. She also participated in the Sino-European Cybersecurity Dialogue (SECD) and provided research for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) working on international cybersecurity and human rights. She is involved in various research projects focused on human rights and cybersecurity, including a fundamental rights review pilot project for the European Parliament, where she is responsible for the fundamental rights review of European agencies policies, including Europol and Eurojust. From 2010 until 2018 served as Membership Committee Chair for the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Her monograph on “Due Diligence in International Law” (BRILL 2016) follows five other book publications and numerous peer-reviewed papers on international law and Internet governance. She has been a visiting professor with the Oxford Internet Institute, Oslo University, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, and Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster. Kulesza was also a visiting researcher with the University of Cambridge and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München as well as a scholar of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Foundation for Polish Science. She often engages with NGOs working on cybersecurity and human rights.