Nina Jankowicz is a 2017 George F. Kennan Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a democracy, governance, and communications specialist with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. From 2016-2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Prior to her Fulbright, she managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus and later worked in government relations and communications at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a frequent target of Russian disinformation. During graduate school, she worked in the Office of the Coordinator of Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE) at the U.S. State Department, as well as at the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Her writing has been published by the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New Scientist, Newsweek, Project Syndicate, and Atlantic Council’s Ukraine Alert.
Nina received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she was a Title VIII and FLAS scholarship recipient, and her BA in Russian and Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has lived and worked in Russia and Ukraine, and speaks fluent Russian and proficient Polish and Ukrainian. Nina was a member of the 2015-2016 class of Rising Experts at the Washington, DC-based Center on Global Interests and is a 2017 Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow.