VERONIKA VELCH

Associate Fellow for National Security

Veronika Velch is an Advocacy Director at The Office of Juleanna Glover. She is communications expert with extensive experience in international human rights work and political campaigns. Born in Ukraine, where she earned a PhD in International Relations, Veronika has broad knowledge of Ukrainian and Russian politics. At The Office of Juleanna Glover, she focuses on tech clients, national security and privacy issues and directs the company's human rights work.

Before she moved to the U.S., Veronika led communications efforts for an organization created to advance fair election practices in Ukraine. She is co-founder of a Ukrainian national initiative, “Follow the Money,” that advocates for political finance reform.

Veronika has a Masters Degree in Advocacy in the Global Environment from The George Washington University and is the recipient of the Mark and Debbie Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Award for international human rights advocacy. She is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian.

Recent Posts

See Veronika Velch's most recent work here. 
May 30, 2019
New paper by Hunt and Velch makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws

A new policy paper, originally published by Protego Press, makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws in the digital age. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt, along with associate fellow Dr. Veronika Velch, examine voter privacy issues in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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April 22, 2019
Expert Interview: Dr. Veronika Velch Analyzes Ukrainian Presidential Election

On Sunday, April 21, Ukraine elected its new president: Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who satirizes the president on television. Zelensky captured 73% of the vote, with Petro Poroshenko, the current Ukrainian president, losing his reelection bid in a landslide. Dr. Veronika Velch, Rainey Center Associate Fellow and Ukrainian elections expert, shares her perspective below.

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April 22, 2019
Sarah Hunt and Dr. Veronika Velch Address The Future of Voter Data Privacy

A new op-ed in Protego Press titled "The Future of Data Privacy" makes the case for modernizing voter data privacy laws in the digital age. Rainey Center co-founder and CEO Sarah Hunt, along with Rainey Center Associate Fellow Dr. Veronika Velch, examine voter privacy issues in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

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