Director of the ideaForum, a pro bono think tank of theStefan Batory Foundation. Between 2014 and 2016, she served as the first woman ambassador of Poland to the Russian Federation. Previously, Pełczyńska-Nałęcz was Undersecretary of State at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She graduated from the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw in 1994 and subsequently worked at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She was a deputy director of the Center for Eastern Studies and the head of its Russian Department.