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McLarty Associates
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Renee Slawsky currently works at McLarty Associates, a strategic international advisory firm in Washington, D.C., as an associate in the Europe & Eurasia practice. At McLarty, Renee helps provide clients with insight and analysis on their business interests in countries ranging from France and the U.K. to Russia and Kazakhstan. Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Renee graduated from Wake Forest University with majors in political science and Russian as well as a minor in journalism. More recently, she graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a master’s degree in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES). Her graduate thesis focused on alternative and mainstream media in Ukraine since the Euromaidan protests. In general, Renee’s foreign policy interests include media and governance as well as regional energy politics. While at Georgetown, Renee also served as a teaching assistant for Madeleine Albright and held internships at the Atlantic Council as well as the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to starting graduate school, Renee received a Fulbright to teach English in rural Russia.


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