Deputy Executive Director
Kateřina Polanská is the Deputy Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Central Europe, where she has been working since 2018. She is primarily responsible for the engagement with the network of the Institute, including the international community, partners and the alumni. With her background in conflict transformation, dialogue and encounter work, she primarily focuses on values-based leadership and transatlantic programs of the Institute. Previously, she worked at a peace and reconciliation organization in Northern Ireland or was involved in a project focused on conflict resolution at schools held under the Czech Ministry of Regional Development. Kateřina is trained as a mediator and studied English, Conflict Transformation, International Relations, and Economics in the Czech Republic, the USA and France.