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Board Member, Head of Strategic Development

Ilya is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is currently a research assistant for the Future of Diplomacy Project and the Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. During the summer of 2022, Ilya interned for the Executive Office at the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis think tank. Ilya’s interests include transatlantic security, Eastern Europe, NATO, diplomacy, and countering Russian disinformation.

Before studying at Harvard, Ilya worked as a journalist in Ukraine since 2014. As an editor at Kyiv Post, a leading English-language newspaper in Ukraine, Ilya trained and managed many journalists who are now at the newly-established award-winning Kyiv Independent. As the Head of Ukraine at REDD Intelligence, an online information platform that provides intelligence and data on emerging market corporates, Ilya spearheaded the company’s presence in Ukraine. Ilya has been published in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Atlantic Council, among others. Ilya received his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College with a double major in international affairs and economics.

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