As the Director for Global Network Special Projects, Malwina Łyś-Dobradin oversees specific Studio-X projects on behalf of the Dean. Malwina first joined GSAPP in May of 2010 as the Director of Global Network Programming. From 2006 to 2010 Malwina served as Associate Director for President Lee Bollinger’s Arts Initiative where she created the Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL), launched Arts Global, developed President Václav Havel's seven-week artist residency on the theme of arts and citizenship, and worked on numerous other University-wide arts programs. Malwina holds three degrees from Columbia, a BA in Political Science and Creative Writing, a MS in Nonprofit Administration and Fundraising Management, and a MA in Sociology. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Communications at the Columbia Journalism School.