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Julia Kazdobina

Visiting Fellow

Visiting Fellow at SCEEUS during January-March 2024.

Julia is a Senior Fellow at Ukrainian Prism's Security Studies Program. As former Advisor to the Information Policy Minister of Ukraine (2016-2019), Julia coordinated the drafting of the government information strategy for Crimea, adopted by the Cabinet in December 2018.

Since April 2018, Julia heads the Ukrainian Foundation for Security Studies, a small non-governmental think tank working primarily in the area of information security and countering Russian influence. Prior to that, she worked as an expert for the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research. Before July 2014, Julia  worked as an analyst for the US Embassy in Kyiv.

Julia holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Rochester and an MA in International and Area Studies from Brigham Young University, as well as a degree in translation/interpretation from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University.