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Maria Skóra is a political analyst and advisor with a focus on Poland and the Visegrád countries. She has a proven track record of successful research on Polish-German relations and European affairs. She regularly comments on these topics in the European media.

In Berlin, she currently works at the Hertie School. Previously, she was in charge of the International Dialogue programme at a political think tank Das Progressive Zentrum as well as worked for the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform as Program Director of the European Growth Initiative.

Before she lived in Warsaw, dividing her professional career between academia as a lecturer and the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. She also served as an expert for the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions and facilitated the activities of the United Nations Development Programme Project Office in Warsaw.

She is 2018 Alumna of Young Leaders Program of Aspen Institute Central Europe in Prague and 2019 Visiting Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and AICGS, Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC.

She holds a master’s degree in Sociology and a PhD in economics.