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Joanna Kulesza

Areas of Expertise
Copyright and Intellectual Property
Cybersecurity and Cybercrime
Freedom of Expression
International Law and Jurisdiction
Media and Internet Regulation
Privacy and Data Protection
Countries / Regions
Profile title
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Lodz, Poland
Description profile

Joanna Kulesza, PhD is a professor of international law and internet governance at the University of Lodz, Poland and an expert on human rights online for the Council of Europe and European Commission. She has also been involved with the Sino-European Cybersecurity Dialogue (SECD) and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) working on international cybersecurity and protecting internet's core. Kulesza is involved in various research projects focused on privacy 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. Kulesza serves as Membership Committee Chair for the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Her most recent publication on “Due Diligence in International Law” (BRILL 2016) follows five other monographs and over 50 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 various NGOs working on cybersecurity and human rights.


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