About Nad’a Kovalčíková
Nad’a Kovalčíková was a program manager and fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy in the German Marshall Fund's Brussels office. Her research focuses on disinformation and democratic resilience, EU foreign affairs, security and defense, NATO, transatlantic cooperation, and election security. Nad’a develops comprehensive strategies to counter information manipulation and foreign interference to enhance democracy.
She is a member of Globsec’s Steering Committee on the 2021 Vulnerability Index; a member of GMF’s European Interest Expert group; a mentor with Harvard Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development (W3D); an expert collaborator for Minsait’s Ideas for Democracy; and a 2019 awardee of Women In International Security (WIIS). Prior to joining GMF, she developed her expertise by working at NATO HQ, the European Parliament, the French and Canadian embassies, and several NGO and think tank projects in Belgium, Canada, France, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Nad’a obtained her Ph.D. in international economic relations with a focus on globalization and security threats from EUBA, and master’s degrees in politics and government from LSE, European affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and international relations from EUBA. She is a recognized scholar and policy expert, publishes extensively on information manipulation and foreign interference, and speaks frequently at international conferences and with media outlets such as Euractiv, EUObserver, Euronews, Politico, Bild, Agenda Pública, Slovak RTVS, Pravda, Euranet, Het Financieele Dagblad, and The Atlantic. Nad’a is fluent in English and French, native in Slovak, speaks Spanish, and has a basic knowledge of German and Russian.