06.10.2021

Introducing the 2021 Media Fellowship Project participants

The FES DC is pleased to introduce the three outstanding participants in the 2021 Media Fellowship Project.

Through the end of 2021, the participants in the Media Fellowship Project will produce written and digital content on a variety of topics related to progressive political opportunity in the transatlantic relationship, from German participation and leadership in multilateral institutions, to American foreign and security policy, to stress tests in international institutions. Learn more about this year's cohort. 

Stéphanie Fillion

Stéphanie Fillion is a Canadian journalist specializing in international affairs and a United Nations Correspondent. She covers the UN for PassBlue and hosts UN-Scripted, a podcast on the United Nations and the Security council. She is also a regular contributor to Forbes, Radio-Canada, and Foreign Policy. She has worked for Radio-Canada (CBC) in Vancouver and was a San Paolo fellow at La Stampa in Turin. In 2015, she won the EU-Canada Young Journalist Award. She holds an M.A. in Journalism, Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia Journalism School and a B.A. in Comparative Politics, History and Italian Studies from McGill University. Her work in the Media Fellowship Project will have an emphasis on the UN and multilateral institutions in German foreign politics. 

Dr. Dorian Kantor

Dr. Dorian Kantor is professor of international relations and political science at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. He completed his Ph.D. in political science at Freie Universitat Berlin in 2019. Previously, he studied political science, constitutional law, and public policy at Unviersität Heidelberg; Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut; and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. From 2013-2019 he was visiting researcher and Policy Fellow at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government in Arlington, VA. Dorian’s teaching and research interests focus on the United States’ foreign and national security policy, presidential politics, and international law. He has published extensively on the Trump presidency, electoral politics, and national security law. His current projects deal with the Colombian election interference in the 2020 US presidential election, the Biden administration’s Latin America policy, and various aspects the on-going Global War on Terror. His forthcoming books include Policy as Law: Juridified Executive Unilateralism in the Global War on Terror and Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics for Students of International Relations. Dorian has commented on American politics on Noticias Caracol, Indus News, and Testigo Directo, and he has been quoted in various Colombian and international publications such as La Semana, Portafolio, and Vanguardia.  His work in the Media Fellowship Project will focus on U.S. foreign and national security policy.

Kristina Zeleniuk

Kristina Zeleniuk is a political and international observer who has worked as a journalist for over 10 years, with 8 years experience specializing in international reportage, especially following Russian aggression towards Ukraine in 2014. Her work has appeared in Ukrainian outlets “1+1” and  TSN.ua. Zeleniuk is committed to helping Ukrainians know more about the West, and to support Ukraine's aspirations to join the EU and NATO.  Her work in the media fellowship project will focus on challenges in the transatlantic relationship and political integration in multilateral institutions.

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