Kinga Brudzińska, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow for the Future of Europe Programme at the GLOBSEC Policy Institute in Bratislava. She received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Warsaw and MA in economics from the University of Economics in Cracow. She holds also a Diploma in Latin American Studies from TEC Monterrey in Mexico. She is an expert on Spanish speaking world, EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy. She is author of the chapters in books, articles in press and various analyses on the EU and Latin America. She is Alumni of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Global Governance Network, and the Humanity in Action & Lantos Foundation’ Senior Fellow. She worked at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland.