Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Adrian KARATNYCKY is a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he co-directs Ukraine in Europe program. He is a founder and the Managing Partner of the Myrmidon Group LLC, a business advisory, and co-executive director of the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter. For twelve years, he has been the President and CEO of Freedom House, a major U.S.-based pro-democracy non-governmental organization. In the 1980s, he played a leading role in offering assistance to and building support for Poland's Solidarity movement. Mr. Karatnycky was a co-director of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on the U.S. and the United Nations, a co-director of the first World Forum on Democracy, and was a member of the United Nations Blue Ribbon Commission on Ukraine. Educated at Columbia University, Mr. Karatnycky has co-authored and edited over twenty books focused on the post-Communist space and global trends in reform. A respected expert on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, he writes regularly for Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also a regular television commentator on Ukraine and Russia for MSNBC.