Austin Doehler is a visiting scholar at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. His research focuses on issues pertaining to right-wing populist nationalism, public corruption, and great power competition, with a particular focus on the European Union and Western Balkans.
Before joining the Penn Biden Center, he was a Title VIII CEE Area Studies Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), a position which was funded by the U.S. State Department. While at CEPA, he conducted in-depth research on the effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on the Western Balkan-EU integration process. He was also previously a consultant with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where he worked on a youth civic engagement program in Armenia following the country’s 2018 Velvet Revolution.
Austin holds an M.A. from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
Articles by this author:
The EU Should Quarantine its Autocrats
Apr 30th, 2020