Aleksej Demjanski is the Assistant Program Officer at the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy. In this role, he builds and maintain partnerships with individuals and organizations working in media development, supports CIMA’s regional consultations, and assists CIMA’s research and publications efforts.
His research and policy interests revolve around the intersection of corruption, democracy promotion, and media with a geographic focus on Southeast Europe (Balkans). Prior to joining CIMA, he worked as a Communications and Social Media Assistant with the Southeast European and Black Sea Studies academic journal at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, was a Fulbright researcher in Romania and Bulgaria, and held brief research and policy positions with the National Democratic Institute in N. Macedonia and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law.
Aleksej holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Political Science from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and is completing his dual-master’s degree program in Global Policy Studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.