Dr. Malgorzata Polkowska, the
Republic of Poland’s representative on the council of the International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO), visited the International Aviation Law Institute on
January 26. Dr. Polkowska served as guest lecturer for the Public International Aviation
Law & Policy class and met with institute faculty members. In her
presentation, Dr. Polkowska explained ICAO’s organizational structure to the
students and provided a first-hand account of the organization’s operations.
Appointed to her post in 2013,
Dr. Polkowska is Poland’s first-ever representative on the 36-member ICAO
Council. Prior to her appointment, she worked in both industry and
government, lectured at universities in Poland and Canada and published numerous articles on aviation law. Dr. Polkowska’s
participation in IALI’s educational mission is the first formal follow-up to
the institute’s December 8, 2014 symposium on the 70th anniversary
of the Chicago Convention, which was held in cooperation with ICAO following a
special session of the council.