Eric Chenoweth (@EricDChenoweth) is co-founder and director, from 1985-87 and since 1994, of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE). From 1981 to 1989, he was director of the Committee in Support of Solidarity (CSS). IDEE and CSS provided direct support to the Solidarity trade union movement in Poland and opposition movements movements in Eastern Europe that brought about the 1989-91 revolutions and the fall of communism. Since 1991, IDEE has have supported civil society and democracy movements throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, as well as Cuba and former Yugoslavia. From 1988 to 1997, he was editor-in-chief of Uncaptive Minds, a journal of independent opinion and analysis featuring democratic activists, thinkers, and journalists in the region. Mr. Chenoweth has written and published widely on Eastern Europe and democracy issues.