Jonas M. Rolett
Jonas Rolett "is a Senior Policy Analyst for Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union at the Open Society Policy Center. In this capacity, he serves as a liaison between OSI's network in Eastern Europe and the Western NIS (newly independent states) and the international policy community in Washington, DC. Rolett works with the U.S. Congress and other Washington-based policy makers to inform and influence U.S. policy toward Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
"Rolett is responsible for promoting open societies in his six country region in Southern Central and Eastern Europe. He also works to identify possible partners for Open Society network projects.
"Rolett has a notable history of working on Central and Eastern European issues. He has worked extensively with parliaments, political parties and civic groups on a variety of initiatives designed to open the political process. He lived in Albania during the 1990s and has stayed closely involved in political and social developments there.
"Prior to joining OSI, Rolett was a Senior Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute, where he promoted democratic development in Eastern Europe. Rolett managed programs related to governance, civic participation and political party building, and established domestic election monitoring organizations in five different countries. Prior to NDI, Rolett worked as the Political Training Director for Campaigns & Elections Magazine, running a "campaign school" for candidates and campaign managers. He also served as the Communications Director for the United Way of Greenville County, South Carolina.