Conor Cunningham graduated in 2020 from the University of Washington, where he was an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Fellow, with a degree in international studies. His research focused primarily on election interference. Conor studied Russian in Moscow in 2018 as a FLAS Fellow and in Latvia as a Boren Scholar during the 2019-2020 academic year. As a U.S. Fulbrighter, he conducted research on social and traditional media usage among university-age students in Moldova. In February 2022, he was relocated to Bucharest, Romania, where he worked as a translator with Ukrainian refugees. Cunningham’s research interests include information operations and power dynamics in the larger Black Sea region. At the Davis Center, he was a 2022-23 innovation fellow with the Negotiation Task Force.
A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies—REECA