Upcoming Events


Coordinator of trainees and volunteers

Casimir Pulaski Foundation (CPF) is looking for a perfectly organized person who, as a Coordinator of trainees and volunteers will be responsible for the overall recruitment and organization of work for unpaid staff. Casimir Pulaski Foundation is a leading Polish think tank specializing in foreign policy and international security. The main area of ​​the Foundation’s activity is to provide analyzes describing and explaining international events, identifying trends in the international environment and containing implementable recommendations and solutions for government decision-makers and the private sector. Casimir Pulaski Foundation is the organizer of the Warsaw Security Forum – annual conference which is a platform for dialogue on international security policy between the […]

Warsaw Security Forum Democracy Network – new regional pro-democracy initiative

On Tuesday, Dec 7, the Casimir Pulaski Foundation launched its new initiative. The Warsaw Security Forum Democracy Network will be a platform for Central and Eastern European civil society and expert organizations to discuss and develop joint projects. The WSF Democracy Network is designed to support Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s partners to reach out and inform a broader audience of policy-makers, opinion-shapers, scholars and community leaders about the importance of upholding democratic principles in security policy – particularly in times of security crisis. Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska – the initiator of the Network says: We are aware that the fight for democracy is closely linked with the current political events and civil […]

Warsaw Security Forum 2021 in numbers

Almost 1900 participants from 93 countries, 167 Speakers, 20 main-stage formats and 18 roundtables… these are some numbers describing the Warsaw Security Forum 2021. Between October 5-6, Warsaw hosted most prominent heads of states, military representatives and experts in the fields of foreign policy, security and defence, becoming once again the capital of European Security and Freedom. The eighth edition of Warsaw Security Forum focused on fundamental challenges to be addressed by the NATO, the European Union and Eastern Partnership as well as both organizations’ member states. The scope of topics encompassed international relations and cooperation between states as well as security issues putting pressure on security in cyber, energy […]

Welcome new WIIS Poland Secretary General!

The Women In International Security (WIIS) Poland Steering Committee is pleased to announce that it has named Prof. Aleksandra Gasztold as its new Secretary General effective December 1, 2021! Outgoing Secretary-General, Patrycja Kubiak, will remain engaged with the organization as its active member responsible for peace-related projects. On November 8, 2021, five out of six members of the WIIS Poland Steering Committee and Zbigniew Pisarski (Chairman, Casimir Pulaski Foundation) met to appoint the new Secretary General, and discuss future projects planned for 2022. The online gathering started with short welcoming remarks delivered by Katarzyna Pisarska, Co-Chair of the Warsaw Security Forum, and a short overview of 2020/2021 activities presented by WIIS members – Kornela Oblińska and Anna Dombek. The Women In International […]

REPORT: The V4 towards a new NATO Strategic Concept and the EU Strategic Compass

Dear Readers, We, the representatives of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, the Antall József Knowledge Centre, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and  the Slovak Security Policy Institute; have the privilege of presenting to you a special report, wtitten by sixteen   senior defence experts and entitled “The V4 towards a new NATO Strategic Concept and the EU Strategic Compass”. The document is a summaryof  a broader project entitled: “Returning to the roots of the Visegrad cooperation – coordinating V4 strategy towards NATO Strategic Concept and European defence autonomy” that is supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The project is aimed at supporting the coordination of the V4 group’s stance on works over […]

Alexey Navalny – 2021 Knight of Freedom awardee

Every year the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is presenting The Knight of Freedom award to individuals who have made significant contributions to the promotion of democracy, freedom, and equality worldwide.


9 August 2021 – Nord Stream 2 (NS2) is a dangerous and shortsighted decision which preferences the economic interests of a few minority stakeholders over long-term transatlantic security and stability. This unnecessary pipeline sows’ discord in Europe, consolidates Russia’s stranglehold on Europe’s energy supply, and undermines collective efforts to counter Russian aggression. NS2 is economically unnecessary and environmentally destructive. Natural gas demand is projected to decline in Europe, building a new pipeline when excess capacity to import Russian gas already exists makes little sense. The building of the pipeline on sensitive seabed alongside the import of gas from Gazprom, which has a concerning and consistent track record of large methane […]

“To Ban or Not To Ban? The EU Digital Future and Freedom of Speech as We Know” Online Debate

Join us for an online debate titled “To Ban or Not To Ban? The EU Digital Future and Freedom of Speech as We Know It.” Panelists: Věra Jourová – European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Aura Salla – Public Policy Director, Head of EU Affairs at Facebook Roland Freudenstein – Deputy Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies The session will be moderated by Katarzyna Pisarska – Co-Chair of Warsaw Security Forum/Casimir Pulaski Foundation, World Economic Forum Global Leader Alumna We encourage our viewers to actively engage in the discussion via Sli.do! The platform allows the participants to network among each other and ask questions that will be forwarded […]

CPF ranks 1st in Poland among Defense and National Security think tanks on 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report

Casimir Pulaski Foundation successfully maintains and improves its ranks as shown on the 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report. Once again, CPF has been listed as Poland’s no 1 think tank in the Top Defense and National Security category. In addition, CPF ranked 2nd among all Polish think tank, and 22nd in the 2020 Top Think Tanks in Central and Eastern Europe category. The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report is published annually by The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. It aims at identifying and recognizing centers of excellence in the areas of public policy research […]

Seminar: International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development

On January 21, 2021. Casimir Pulaski Foundation organised an online seminar titled “International programs in the aviation sector as a source of innovation and economic development”. The seminar covered international cooperation in aerospace sector ans well as innovations coming from such cooperation and their impact for the whole economy. The event was held under the patronage of the Italian and British embassies in Warsaw.

International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2021

For 29 years, the September International Defence Industry Exhibition has been the presentation arena for defence industry companies from all corners of the world. The 2020’s expo was held during the COVID-19 pandemic, which serves as further proof that Targi Kielce – the business meeting place plays an invaluable role. Such a platform is in great demand even in times of crisis.

Warsaw Security Forum (#Road2WSF) 17th-18th of November 2020 

The Road to Warsaw Security Forum (#Road2WSF) was a transatlantic online conference, which took place on the 17th and 18th of November 2020 in preparation to the annual Warsaw Security Forum scheduled for June 2021. The event featured over 40 speakers who engaged in three ministerial conversations, two high-level discussions, three conversations with special guests, and a number of expert webinars on the most important security challenges to transatlantic unity and liberal democracy. The Road2WSF gathered over 1000 registered online participants from 40 countries, among others ministers of foreign affairs and defence, personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, and leading security experts. A selected group of 200 young Transatlantic Leaders, representing “unheard voices” in the security debate […]