Dr. Nad’a Kovalcikova is a program manager and fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy in the German Marshall Fund’s office, based in Brussels. While working on ASD’s European outreach, she focuses also on transatlantic cooperation, NATO, EU – U.S. relations and emerging security challenges. In addition, she analyses information operations, efforts to counter disinformation, and other threats to democracy. She has developed her expertise through working at NATO, European Parliament, French and Canadian embassies, American Field Service, and several NGO and think thank projects in Belgium, Canada, France, and Slovakia. Nad’a Kovalcikova obtained her PhD. in international relations with a focus on security threats. She also holds three masters’ degrees in politics and government, European affairs, and international economic relations, from the London Schools of Economics and Political Science, Sciences Po Paris and the Economic University in Bratislava. In addition to being a native speaker of Slovak, she is fluent in English, French, and Czech, speaks Spanish, and has a basic knowledge of German.