VERONIKA VELCH

Senior 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. 
August 10, 2020
White Paper: Russian Disinformation and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the beginning of 2020, the world has seen the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus which became a global emergency on January 30 and a pandemic on March 11. While everyone from physicians and epidemiologists to teachers and grocery store workers have sought means of combating the spread of the disease, masks and social distancing have done little to combat the spread of misinformation - which can be almost as dangerous. Our enemy is not only the pandemic, but “also an “infodemic” of misinformation,” as UN Secretary-General António Guterres reminded the world.

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August 9, 2020
Dr. Veronika Velch tells Real Clear World How to Fight Russia's Disinformation Pandemic

Published August 9, 2020 in Real Clear World Since the beginning of 2020, the world has seen the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus which became a global emergency on January 30 and a pandemic on March 11. Everyone from physicians and epidemiologists to teachers and grocery store clerks have sought effective means of combatting the spread of the disease. Masks […]

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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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