About Joseph Bodnar

Joseph Bodnar is a research assistant with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. He is the primary author of ASD’s Securing Democracy Dispatch newsletter and assists with Congressional outreach and grant writing. Prior to joining ASD, Joseph worked with the Atlantic Council’s Global Strategy Initiative. He completed internships at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the Wilson Center, the Center for European Policy Analysis, and GMF.

He is also a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service with a regional focus on Europe and a thematic focus on democracy and governance. His capstone project involved working with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center to identify trends in foreign disinformation targeting the 2020 U.S. election. Joseph also worked as an editor for AU’s Journal of International Service. He has BA in history with a minor in political science from Kennesaw State University.

Joseph’s recent publications focus on cybersecurity and Russian foreign policy. His writing has been published by the National Interest, the Dallas Morning News, and Chatham House’s International Affairs Blog, among other outlets.

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