Pauline Malek

Academy Fellow


  • Diplomatic practice
  • International security

Pauline joined Clingendael Academy in 2020, where she gives trainings in topics of international law. At Clingendael, her areas of interest and expertise are diplomatic practice and international security.

Before joining Clingendael, Pauline worked as a military legal adviser for the Royal Netherlands Air Force, where she provided legal advice regarding missions and operations on various levels, as well as briefings and lectures regarding international humanitarian law and the conduct of hostilities. Prior to joining the Air Force, Pauline worked as a researcher within the field of international humanitarian law and human rights law. Her work involved projects with the ICRC, NATO, the UN, and the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law. Furthermore, she has conducted research in Ghana, the occupied Palestinian Territories, and Bangladesh.

Pauline holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University, where she has also studied English Language and Culture. She speaks six languages, including Polish, French, and Russian.