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Europe & Eurasia

Oleksii Kovalenko

Program Officer, Washington, DC

Oleksii Kovalenko, Program Officer, joined the ABA Rule of Law Initiative in February 2021 and supports programming in Moldova and the Balkans region. Prior to ABA ROLI, Oleksii was a research fellow at the Eurasian States in Transition Center, focusing his work on assessing threats to democracy and human rights in Europe and Eurasia. Previously he worked with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the US Agency for the Global Media. Mr. Kovalenko has years of field experience supporting media and democratization programs in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and Belarus. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Global Affairs from the University of Notre Dame. Oleksii is a native Ukrainian and Russian speaker.