President and CEO, U.S. Russia Foundation

Matthew Rojansky

Matthew Rojansky is an expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova. He has advised governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major private actors on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian regions.

He presently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Russia Foundation. Prior to USRF, Rojansky served as Director of the Kennan Institute. From 2010 to 2013, Rojansky was deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. There, he founded Carnegie’s Ukraine program, led a multi-year project to support U.S.-Russia health cooperation, and created a track-two task force to promote resolution of the Moldova-Transnistria conflict.

From 2007 to 2010, Rojansky served as executive director of the Partnership for a Secure America (PSA). Founded by former congressman Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) with a group of two dozen former senior leaders from both political parties, PSA seeks to rebuild bipartisan dialogue and productive debate on U.S. national security and foreign policy challenges. While at PSA, Rojansky orchestrated high-level bipartisan initiatives aimed at repairing the U.S.-Russia relationship, strengthening the U.S. commitment to nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, and leveraging global science engagement for diplomacy.

Rojansky is an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and American University, and a participant in the Dartmouth Dialogues, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960. He is frequently interviewed on television and radio, and his writing has appeared in The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, and Foreign Policy magazine.