MIDS-Young ICCA Scholarship winner announced

We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2021 MIDS Young ICCA scholarship, Zuzanna Kowalska. Zuzanna will attend the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) for the academic year 2021-22. 


Our latest Young ICCA scholarship winner took some time to complete a Young ICCA Proust Questionnaire - get to know Zuzanna by reading her answers below.


MIDS Scholarship winner Zuzanna Kowalska

Name: Zuzanna Kowalska


Age: 36


Hometown: Lodz


Current City: Zürich


Current Employer: Private bank


Education: Master in laws (University of Lodz, Poland)


If you had to give an acceptance speech for this scholarship, what would your first line be? I feel very honored and thankful to Young ICCA for your trust and support. 


What is your favourite virtue? Courage 


What are your favourite qualities in another person? Intelligence, sense of humor and humbleness

What is your chief characteristic? Inner joy of life and intellectual curiosity 


What is your main fault? To a certain extent, impatience


What is your favourite occupation? Learning new things, acquiring new skills


What is your idea of happiness? Living a meaningful life


What is your idea of misery? Loss of interest in life and narcissism 


If not yourself, who would you be? Still myself


Where would you like to live? In Eastern Poland or anywhere by the sea


Who is your favourite prose author? Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Lev Tolstoy


Who is your favourite hero/heroine in fiction? Fitzwilliam Darcy


Who is your hero in real life? My ancestors 

What historical person do you most dislike? It would be quite a long list and based on various reasons 


What is your favourite name? Never thought about it, however I like my name very much


What do you hate the most? Ignorance and hypocrisy


What is your natural talent? Making good observations and generally good judgements, seeing things in a broader perspective


What is your favourite arbitration-related decision? A well-reasoned, just and practical decision


Who is your favourite arbitrator? One who is open-minded and has good management skills


What is your motto? “Omnia mea mecum porto” (Latin phrase); and “If you don't know how to behave in a particular situation, behave decently” (Antoni Slonimski, a Polish poet)