UkraineAlertMar 15, 2022
Russia’s veto makes a mockery of the United Nations Security Council
By Shelby Magid, Yulia Shalomov
Putin’s Ukraine War has fundamentally transformed the geopolitical landscape. This new reality must be reflected in the way the United Nations Security Council functions. If not now, when?
UkraineAlertJun 24, 2021
Ukraine offers hope in an increasingly homophobic neighborhood
By Adrian Hoefer, Shelby Magid
While Ukrainian attitudes towards the LGBTQI community are still far behind the levels of acceptance encountered elsewhere in the West, Ukraine’s modest progress offers hope in a region where intolerance is on the rise.
Shelby Magid is the deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. In this role she oversees the Center’s programming and policy work on Ukraine and the wider region, as well as the Center’s operations, including fundraising and development. In addition, Shelby leads the Center’s congressional relations and the Eurasia Congressional Fellowship program, an annual non-partisan program that aims to educate Congressional staff on current events in Ukraine and the Eurasia region and engage staff with the Council’s latest research.
Prior to joining the Council, Shelby spent time at the German Marshall Fund of the United States focused on democracy in Central and Eastern Europe; she was also at the International Federation for Human Rights’ office in The Hague where she worked with the International Criminal Court and conducted research on human rights violations in Mexico and Syria. Shelby received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in international and global studies. As part of her undergraduate studies, she took courses at Leiden University’s Law School and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Shelby holds a master’s degree in international relations, with a focus on security and international justice, from Central European University.