Dr. Maniszewska is an expert in security issues as well as a journalist and philologist. Her research focuses on the history and development of political extremism and terrorism with particular emphasis on media coverage of terrorism. She is a member of the Scientific Board of the Terrorism Research Centre and lecturer at Collegium Civitas University, Warsaw, Poland. Her academic publications include two books on the history of terrorism as well as numerous papers devoted to subject such as the role of the media (incl. the Internet and social media) in the strategies of terrorist organizations. In her papers she points out the significance of media-literacy and public education in enhancing the traditional counterterrorism measures. Dr. Maniszewska is the Vice-Rector for International Relations at Collegium Civitas.