Dr Jowanka Jakubek-Lalik is the Associate Professor of Law and works at the Faculty of Law and Administration at University of Warsaw (Poland) where she teaches i.a. Administrative Law and Procedure, Comparative Public Administration, Local Government and Urban Management, Public Management, Legal Drafting and Application of Law, Civil Service Law and Ethics, Project Management in Humanitarian Action, International Organisations. She holds degrees in law (M.A./LL.M., Ph.D./LL.D.) and political science (M.A.) from University of Warsaw, she also studied at London School of Economics and Political Science (doctoral programme) and Middlesex University in London. She is guest lecturer at a number of universities, including Nijmegen (the Netherlands), Kristiansand (Norway), Lviv (Ukraine), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). Dr. Jakubek-Lalik is an active member of professional bodies and scientific societies, i.a. University of Warsaw Scientific Council for the Discipline of Law, European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee), Justice Administration Research (JAR) Association, Astana Civil Service Hub (ACSH), Women In International Security (WIIS Poland). She holds positions of Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National and International Security (INIS) and President of the Board of the Polish Institute of Economic Thought (PIMG). She has authored several dozen publications in international and national journals and books published by reputable publishers. As an international expert on reforming public administration and judiciary she has been working in Poland, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Kazakhstan.