Nina Jankowicz

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By Nina Jankowicz

How the US Can Fight Russian Disinformation for Real

For the past three years, I have been on the front lines of the information war, most… Read more


Nina Jankowicz is a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center currently working on a book about the evolution of modern Russian influence campaigns in Eastern Europe. From 2016 and 2017, she advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. While in Ukraine, she undertook a research project on the response to Russian disinformation in Europe. Her writing has been published by the New York Timesthe Washington PostForeign Policy,Project Syndicatethe Wilson Quarterly, and others. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation, and Russian and Eastern European affairs, and has been interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and PBS’s Judy Woodruff. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Ms. Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and later worked on NDI’s Government Relations and Communications team. She received her master’s degree 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 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship recipient, and her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has lived and worked in Russia, and speaks fluent Russian and proficient Polish and Ukrainian. She was a member of the 2015-2016 class of Rising Experts at the Washington, DC-based Center on Global Interests and a 2017 Foreign Policy Interrupted Fellow.