Monika Jablonska is a scholar, author, and lawyer. She holds law degrees from Fordham University in New York and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in literature. Currently, Monika is working on her Ph.D. in political science. Her doctoral dissertation concerns diplomatic relations between the U.S. and the Vatican with a focus on President Ronald Reagan and Pope Saint John Paul II.
Monika has had extensive experience in international affairs for over twenty years. Among other endeavors, in 2012, together with the support of Brazil’s Ministry of Environment and other partners, she co-organized a charity concert for WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil. The project became an official part of the program of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20), during which Monika also launched her own charity initiative, Nurture The World, to feed poor schoolchildren globally.
Among many accolades, Monika received a Special Recognition Award from the American Institute of Polish Culture for Nurture The World’s work to end child hunger in the US, Brazil, and Europe (2015). In 2017, she was distinguished with an Award of Appreciation “in recognition and gratitude for her dedication, commitment and significant contribution to the Polish American economic partnership” from the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.
In 2018, while working on a comparative study of John Paul II and President Reagan, Monika co-organized, and participated in, a Washington, DC conference, “Ronald Reagan and John Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World.”
Monika was also featured in The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War, a documentary by Robert Orlando and Dr. Paul Kengor.
Author of Wind from Heaven: John Paul II The Poet Who Became Pope, she also gives talks that draw on this well-received monograph on John Paul II.
Her second book about Saint John Paul II is going to be released in the USA and Europe this fall. She is also working on her monograph and documentary about Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, the Primate of Poland and an anti-Communist giant.
Her recent scholarly paper: “John Paul II on Human Rights in Poland” was published in Human Rights and Political Dissent in Central Europe by Routledge. Monika’s next scholarly article about “President Ronald Reagan and statecraft” will be published in Europe this year.
Monika lectures frequently on John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, communism, statecraft, and other related topics. She also contributes to the National Catholic Register, Crisis Magazine, Zenit, Newsmax, and other media outlets.
Her work has been featured by Forbes, Forbes Women, Harper’s Bazar Poland, Harper’s Bazaar Hungary, Harper’s Bazar Brazil, Shape, EWTN, TVP, Radio Ave Maria, and other outlets in the USA, South America, and Europe.
She is fluent in Polish, English, Italian, and Russian. She also speaks basic Portuguese and French.