Currently an independent scholar, Dr. Nancy Meyers has long worked to promote mutual understanding between countries and develop democracy and new leaders through her work on scholarly and professional exchanges and democratic development programs. In her work at the State Department, the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (including her work with the Partnership for Peace and the George C. Marshall Center) and the George Washington University she has furthered the development of young and middle level scholars and professionals who both lead in their fields and support democracy in their countries. Dr. Meyers has taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. She received her master’s degree in Russian and Eastern European studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs and her Doctorate of political science from the Columbian College at the George Washington University. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the George Washington University and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her academic interests focus on protest and regime change, the effects of everyday life on political protest and democracy and democratization.