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Doug Wake
Independent international affairs professional
Member, UNA-NCA Human Rights Committee

Doug_WakeDoug Wake has over 35 years of experience as a diplomat and international civil servant. A former United States Foreign Service officer and official of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Doug has devoted a substantial portion of his career to promoting human rights and multilateral diplomacy as well as analyzing developments in Russia and other post-communist states. His Foreign Service posts included Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Moscow, and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. After leaving the Foreign Service in 2009, Doug spent four years as First Deputy Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw.

In recent years he has participated in numerous OSCE / ODIHR election observation missions, including as a long-term observer for Russia’s 2016 Duma elections and as head of the mission observing Hungary’s 2018 parliamentary elections. Doug holds a Bachelor’s in history and government, a Master of International Affairs degree with a concentration in Soviet / Russian studies from Columbia University as well as a Certificate from Columbia’s Harriman Institute for the study of Central Europe and Eurasia.