Dr Patryk Pawlak heads the Brussels office of the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) – an EU agency dealing with analysis of foreign, security and defence policy issues. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and maintaining relations with Brussels-based stakeholders and coordinating the Institute’s cyber-related engagements. Currently, Dr Pawlak is involved in several projects focused on the EU’s external cyber capacity building and cyber diplomacy. Since February 2018, Dr Pawlak manages the EU Cyber Direct project aimed at supporting the EU’s cyber diplomacy and resilience building efforts in six major partner countries (Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United States). In April 2018, Dr Pawlak was appointed as a Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (Florence) and a Master’s Degree from the College of Europe (Natolin).