Stefan Bakumenko is an independent, DC-based researcher focused on climate change, peace operations, protection of civilians, and the political economy of conflict. He has worked with the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), the International Peace Institute (IPI), and Refugees International, among others. He has published op-eds with The Hill, World Politics Review, the Wilson Center, and the London School of Economics, as well as peer-reviewed research in academic journals that include Global Change, Peace, and Security and the Review of African Political Economy.
Stefan speaks Russian and Ukrainian and lived in Vladimir, Russian Federation in 2019 as a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar. He is a graduate of the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He is on LinkedIn.