CAMRI Doctoral Researcher appointed 2019 Rethink.CEE Fellow
CAMRI Doctoral Researcher, Aliaksandr Herasimenka, has been appointed as one of the 2019 class of Rethink.CEE Fellows. The fellows, who are appointed by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) seek to respond to current and coming challenges facing Central and Eastern European democracy, security, and transatlantic integration. The Rethink.CEE Fellowship is designed to support young policy experts, analysts, and activists from the region, and to enable them to undertake original policy research that can inform regional, European, and transatlantic policies. For this purpose, fellows will join GMF on a non-residence basis for the coming year and benefit from the full array of intellectual and organizational resources of this transatlantic policy institute.
Aliaksandr’s Fellowship project will focus on pro-democracy advocacy on digital platforms in authoritarian states. This project is based on the research he has been completing with CAMRI PhD program.
Rethink.CEE Fellows will produce policy publications over the coming months and present them to regional and transatlantic decision-makers, experts, and publics. “GMF is excited to welcome this new group of Rethink.CEE Fellows to its growing transatlantic network,” says GMF President Karen Donfried. “These new fellows will help us focus greater attention on and deepen our understanding of Central and Eastern Europe, a region so critical to transatlantic security, cooperation, and democracy. The Rethink.CEE Fellowship is an important part of our long-standing efforts to support next-generation leadership and civil society in Europe’s East.”