University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Klaudia Klonowska

Klaudia Klonowska is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Asser Institute and the University of Amsterdam. Her research lies at the intersection of law & technology, with the focus on AI-enabled decision support aids in the military context. She is a member of the research project Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence (DILEMA) led by Dr Berenice Boutin. She has presented her research at several conferences, including the European Society of International Law (ESIL), European International Studies Association (EISA), and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), as well as delivered lectures at the Universities of Manchester, Sciences Po Paris and Harvard.  

Before starting her doctoral thesis, Klaudia worked at the Asser Institute as a Junior Researcher in Public International Law. She coordinated the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum initiatives on maritime security and the terrorist watchlisting practices. She worked at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), authoring three publications on military robotic and autonomous systems. At Amnesty International, she contributed to the formulation of the due diligence principle regarding the exports of surveillance technologies in the EU Regulation 2021/821 (recast). As a United Nations Youth Delegate of Poland, Klaudia advocated for the meaningful youth representation in governments, including by delivering a speech at the 73rd General Assembly in New York. Klaudia holds a BSc in International Relations and Law from Amsterdam University College and LL.M. in International Technology Law from Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam. Klaudia is fluent in English, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese, and is advancing her knowledge of Dutch.