PARKER NOVAK

Associate Fellow for National Security

Parker Novak is the Resident Program Director for the International Republican Institute (IRI) in Timor-Leste, where he manages a multi-million dollar U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant and all aspects of IRI's in-country presence. To-date, he has lived in six countries, worked in nine, and traveled to 24.

Novak's experience spans the globe, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region and the United States. He has lived and worked for IRI in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Mongolia; implemented projects for IRI in Burma, Georgia, and Tunisia; and consulted for the Liberal Party of Australia on their successful 2013 and 2016 federal election campaigns. In addition, he has provided political analysis to a range of international media outlets and studied abroad in four countries.

Prior to working internationally, Novak served as an aide to then-U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and worked on a variety of political and public affairs campaigns in his home state of Ohio. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Management and Global Politics from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

Recent Posts

See Parker Novak's most recent work here. 
July 9, 2019
Garrison and Gargaro show the threats of China and climate change go hand in hand

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, together with associate fellow for energy, David Gargaro, have authored an op-ed in Just Security where they discuss how the United States can combat problems that the presidential hopefuls identified in the recent Democratic debates: China and climate change. They explain,

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July 3, 2019
Garrison on MSNBC, North Korea and USA’s goals “diametrically opposed”

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss recent actions involving President Trump’s visit to North Korea.

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June 28, 2019
Garrison on MSNBC, American’s don’t want war with Iran

Bishop Garrison, co-founder and president of the Rainey Center, was on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss recent actions involving Iran and the delay of ICE deportation raids.

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