Humphrey Fellow Onishchenko affiliation with Atlantic Council

2015-16 Humphrey International Fellow Kirill Onishchenko will serve his professional affiliation in May and June at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, working with staff in the Eurasia Center.  Mr. Onishchenko will conduct a research project on political transition in Central Asia while in residence there.

Mr. Onishchenko started his public service career at the age of 21 as an elected member of the municipal council in his hometown of Kingisepp near Leningrad, Russia. From 2005- 2011 he coordinated local social development projects funded by the Netherlands government and was responsible for the regional outreach campaign of the project "Strengthening Access to Justice for the Poor in the Russian Federation" supported by the World Bank. In 2011 he joined the Eurasian Development Bank as the Leading Specialist at the Centre for Integration Studies, focusing on social and economic transition in the former Soviet countries. He also served as the Managing Editor of the quarterly Journal of the Eurasian Economic Integration. Mr. Onishchenko is Vice Chair of the Russian Red Cross Society in Leningrad region where he oversees humanitarian aid work, programs for children, youth and socially unprotected populations. He holds a specialist degree in public relations from the Institute of Foreign Economic Relations in Saint Petersburg and is pursuing a Ph.D. in political studies.
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