Jessica Flakne


About

Jessica is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate degree as a Global Law Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from Harvard College in 2011, Jessica went on to complete an MSc in the Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics in 2013.  During the course of her studies, Jessica completed internships with Chatham House in London, the U.S. Embassy in Prague and the Oxford Business Group in Istanbul. Following her masters, Jessica took a position as a Program Officer with the CEELI (Central and Eastern European Law Initiative) Institute in Prague where she supported the implementation of the Institute’s programs focused on advancing the rule of law and combatting corruption in newly democratic countries. At CEELI, Jessica managed several projects financed by the U.S. Department of State and worked closely with other foreign governments, specifically as she organized and ran workshops for judges and lawyers in Tunisia, Georgia, Poland and the Czech Republic among other countries. In January 2015, Jessica was hired as a Research Coordinator at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP) at Sciences Po Paris. Until July 2016, she assisted LIEPP's Evaluation of Democracy Research Group supporting researchers working on issues of electoral systems, party politics and anti-corruption policy. Jessica also currently volunteers for the Brussels-based NGO, Asylos, for which she coordinates a team of ten researchers from across Europe and the Middle East to provide country of origin information research to European lawyers representing asylum seekers.