Ellen Wasylina, a seasoned International Affairs professional, has over 20 years of experience in international business in both the private and the public sector. As a communications strategist, a marketing specialist, a geopolitcal analyst and transatlantic specialist with extensive management experience in both the American and European/French marketplace, she has worked both with multinational firms and with small businesses, bringing in her knowledge and expertise to different sectors of the economy, such as in law, accounting and consulting firms, nationalized industry, education and executive training programs, actively advising in business, marketing and development strategies as well as in entrepreneurship. The last two years she has played a key role in a French city as Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Cabinet Manager and lastly, Director of Public and international relations.
As a Foreign policy analyst, she was recently invited to debate Barack Obama’s first State of the Union at Africa Regional Services in Paris, prepared policy briefs on healthcare, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Chinese presence in Africa, debating in both French and English with 12 African cities via videoconference.
Possessing a DEA in Social and Economic Sciences emphasis Conflict resolution, she has gained her expertise from her cultural heritage, lifelong work in transatlantic affairs and a keen interest for and research in Central and Eastern Europe, writing her thesis on “The Color Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine”. Her Masters in Strategy and Defense centered on “The changes in European security dimensions after 9/11″. Her California BA was done in International Relations, emphasis Europe, Economics and Foreign Languages.
She has recently undertaken teaching at the bachelor and Masters levels in International Diplomacy, Geoeconomics, Geopolitics and Sustainable Development.
The founding of the Observatory is the culminating point of her career, as she sets out to aide and assist the citizens of BGMS countries in economic development, in the environment, in the medias, in civil society, all the while underlining the importance of the role that women have to play in democratic, resilient, transparent, viable economies.
Ellen is a US/FR bi-national and speaks English (mother-tongue), French (fluent), German (advanced) and Italian (basic).
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