Orest Deychakiwsky, Policy Advisor


With the Commission since 1981, Orest Deychakiwsky is Policy Advisor for Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine. He also serves as security officer.

Orest has served as a member of U.S. delegations to numerous OSCE meetings and election observation missions in nine countries. He has authored many Commission publications, and has appeared at various policy and media forums addressing issues pertaining to his areas of responsibility.

Orest’s education earned him a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from Georgetown University in Government and International Relations. He speaks fluent Ukrainian and has a good working knowledge of Belarusian and Russian.