This position serves as ASD’s technical expert on the use of illicit finance, money laundering, and other forms of malign financial influence to undermine democracies. As such, it will play a central role in ASD’s research and policy development work; engagement with other experts and policy makers from the transatlantic community; and public education on the issue of Russia and other state actors’ use of malign financial influence to undermine democracies.
The Fellow will work with ASD’s leadership, relevant members of the advisory network, subject matter experts on other areas, and other identified partners to research and expose this aspect of the toolkit being used to undermine democracies and to develop recommended policy responses. S/he will engage in substantial investigative and analytical work and present the information in a manner that is understandable to non-experts, and work with the Director on the development of public-facing materials
Key Areas of Responsibility:
The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), is developing comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter, and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions. The Alliance is working to publicly document and expose efforts by Russia and other state actors to subvert democracy in the United States and Europe.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a private, non-partisan, American, public policy and grant making institution dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.
GMF does this by:
· supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere
· convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities,
· contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics,
· providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.
Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has seven offices in Europe: Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw.
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