Alex Chen
BA/MA
Alex Chen is a U.S.-Russia Foundation Fellow at the Harriman Institute, where he studies LGBTQ issues and grassroots activism in the former Eastern Bloc. Trained in economics and modern Central and Eastern European politics, Alex uses econometric modeling to explore the impact of LGBTQ social movements on violence, backlash, and public attitudes in the post-Soviet space. Prior to joining Harriman, Alex interned for the United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo, writing policies to increase access to justice for women and minorities, and lived and studied in Russia. Domestically, Alex has also interned for the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University, where he worked as a research assistant in trade and industrial policy.
Alex Chen is a U.S.-Russia Foundation Fellow at the Harriman Institute, where he studies LGBTQ issues and grassroots activism in the former Eastern Bloc. Trained in economics and modern Central and Eastern European politics, Alex uses econometric modeling to explore the impact of LGBTQ social movements on violence, backlash, and public attitudes in the post-Soviet space. Prior to joining Harriman, Alex interned for the United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo, writing policies to increase access to justice for women and minorities, and lived and studied in Russia. Domestically, Alex has also interned for the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Administration. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University, where he worked as a research assistant in trade and industrial policy.
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