Aleksander Cwalina is an assistant director for the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he assists in programming and scheduling. His interests include European Union integration, Ukrainian and Russian civil society, and transatlantic coordination.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he interned with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science as well as certificates in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, European Studies, and German language from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time in university, he was a member of the federally funded Russian Language Flagship program and a Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies fellow in Russian language. He is a member of the Eurasia Foundation’s Young Professionals Network.

Cwalina was born in Warsaw, Poland, and lived in Illinois and Wisconsin prior to relocating to Washington, DC.