Conor Cunningham graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a degree in International Studies, where he was an International Policy Institute Cybersecurity Fellow. 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. Most recently, as a US 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.