David grew up between Russia and the US and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in International Relations, Political Science and Film Production. He is currently pursuing an MPhil in Russian and East European studies at the University of Oxford. David’s dissertation will focus on protest movements in the former USSR and their international impact; as a journalist and filmmaker David covered war and protests on the ground in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, USA, France, Hong Kong and more. David’s research interests are leftist politics, revolutionary movements, cyberspace, and paths to improving the US-Russia relations. In his free time David likes to read, travel, draw and collect obscure memes.