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Nad’a Kovalčíková

Dr Nad’a Kovalčíková is a Senior Analyst in charge of the Transnational Security portfolio at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and a project Director of the multi-million, EU-funded initiative “Countering Foreign Interference. A project to strengthen EU CSDP capacities against foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI)”. In particular, she focuses on hybrid threats, foreign interference, disinformation, resilience and democracy, election security, and transatlantic cooperation.

She is a member of the ESPAS Steering Group; a member of the Advisory Board for the TEPSA project Raising Awareness on Disinformation, Achieving Resilience (RADAR); a mentor within the innovative network of Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development; an expert collaborator for Minsait’s Ideas for Democracy; and a 2019 awardee and currently also a member of the Steering Committee of Women In International Security.

Nad’a was formerly a Program manager and Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy in the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She also worked at NATO, the European Parliament, the French and Canadian embassies, and several NGO and think tank projects.

Nad’a obtained her PhD in international economic relations with a focus on globalization and security threats from the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA), and master’s degrees in Politics and Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), in European Affairs from L'Institut d'études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), and in International Relations from EUBA.