Mike Smeltzer

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Mike Smeltzer (@smeltzermj) is Senior Research Analyst at Freedom House and co-author of Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual survey of democratic governance from Central Europe to Eurasia. He serves as an expert on developments in the post-Soviet space in the Nations in Transit survey region. Prior to joining Freedom House, Mike’s professional experience included stints in both the non-profit and higher education sectors, where he worked in operational and research capacities.

He holds a master’s degree in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies from Harvard University and a B.A. in Russian language and philosophy from St. Olaf College. He is also on LinkedIn.

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