Balázs Jarábik is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where his research focuses on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Jarábik worked with Pact, Inc. in Kyiv, Ukraine to build its presence as one of the largest international nongovernmental organizations in Eastern Europe. He currently serves as a project director for Pact, based in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Jarábik was an associate fellow at FRIDE in Madrid. He recently joined the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava as a fellow. He was a civic activist in Slovakia in the 1990s, and he later co-founded the Bratislava-based Pontis Foundation’s international development projects in the Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
He also worked as an adviser for political parties and civil societies in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, with the Slovak parliament and ministry of foreign affairs, and with international institutions including the European Parliament, Freedom House, Council of Europe, United Nations Development Project, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.