Khrystyna Holynska is a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She is concurrently a visiting professor in the Public Policy and Governance Department, Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine. Her research interests include foreign, defense, security policy, Russia, and Eastern Europe, as well as civil service and education policy.
Holynska has a Ph.D. in political science from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and an M.B.A.+M.B.A.I. (business and management in artificial intelligence and data analysis) from the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she headed the defense and security policy research startup KSE StratBase and was an assistant professor of public policy and governance at KSE. Holynska was also a strategic analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, where she focused on Russia's coercive behavior, nonproliferation, the future of NATO, geodynamics, and Africa’s stability. She is a student in Pardee RAND's Research, Analysis, and Design stream.