Dorottya is a rising senior International Relations BA student at the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Her main professional interests are security and defense, with a special focus on the United States’ foreign policy, strategic defense planning, transatlantic relations, and the changing nature of warfare.
Security and defense have not only impacted her academic path but also her personal extracurricular activities, as well. To strengthen multilateral security networks, she plays an active role as the Secretary-General of the Hungarian Youth Atlantic Treaty Association. Moreover, she is one of the 28 selected young professionals of the Transatlantic Security Initiative Program of IRI, building the next generation of Europe’s leaders for the transatlantic relationship. In 2021, she was a Summer Young Fellow of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center at KAIST, a top science, and technology institution in South Korea. Furthermore, she pursued a summer internship at the United Nations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
She is also a passionate advocate for providing equal educational opportunities for Hungarian and other European students studying in the United Kingdom. To pursue her passion, she works at the Advocacy Department of the Hungarian Youth Association and oversees the SaveEUStudents Campaign.
This summer she arrived in Washington DC with great dedication and excitement with the goal of developing her knowledge and network at the hub of international affairs and politics. Her internship placement perfectly matches her professional interest as she works for RWR Advisory Group (just recently acquired by Janes Intel), an open-source private intelligence company focusing on how Chinese and Russian financial and economic activities pose national security threats. Moreover, she is extremely excited to meet with distinguished guests from foreign policy and security private and public sectors at the TFAS International Affairs lecture series. This summer is a great stepping-stone for her to advance her professional network in the world-leading policy circles and learn from the most experienced and outstanding experts in the field of security.
“I believe the best way to improve is to always set the bar one step higher than you are capable of. That is why I challenged myself to study in the United States when I was 16, then applied to my most admired university in London. Now I am looking forward to embracing great professional development in the most politically lively city, in the hub of international relations, Washington DC.” – Dorottya Zsiborács