Nina Jankowicz is a Washington DC-based writer and analyst with a focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She is currently a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute. Previously, she served as a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellow, a role in which she provided strategic communications guidance to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. 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. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Project Syndicate, The New Scientist, and others.
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 was a 2017 Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow.