Calvin Chang is a DC-based Associate Program Officer for Europe and Eurasia working on CIPE’s Western Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe portfolios. He holds an MA in European and Russian Studies from Yale University, a BA cum laude in Political Science and Russian from Bucknell University, and a Russian Regional Studies Certificate from Moscow International University.
At CIPE, he works on projects that empower private sector and civil society stakeholders and researchers to close governance gaps that enable Corrosive Capital, address issues at the intersection of democracy, human rights, and technology, and promote more transparent investment environments in the face of authoritarian threats in emerging democracies. Prior to this role, he interned at CIPE’s research (Policy & Program Learning) department, where he supported research on decentralization; Freedom House’s Europe and Eurasia department, where he worked on human rights and democracy projects in Ukraine; and the office of a U.S. Congressman. He also served in the Taiwanese military and is a 2021-2022 Fellow of Eurasia Foundation’s Young Professionals Network. He speaks Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and Taiwanese.