Ieva Notturno is a Fellow and the Director of Community Conversations Program at the Interactivity Foundation. She has previously worked on IF’s projects on ‘The U.S. National Security and Defense Policy,’ ‘Human Migration,’ and ‘Democratic Nation Building’ and in three training courses designed to teach university faculty from Eastern Europe and Asia how to conduct student-centered discussion courses based on IF’s democratic discussion process.
Ieva was born in Lithuania and has a life-long interest in democracy and democratic deliberations. She earned her MA in Government from Georgetown University, where she concentrated in democracy and governance studies, specifically on democracy promotion strategies in Eastern Europe and their relation to different concepts of democracy. Her other interests include political philosophy, history, human migration, and the rule of law.
Ieva was formerly the director of the European Integration Studies Centre in Lithuania, where she supervised initiatives to promote democratic values in Eastern Europe. She was also a project manager at the East European Studies Center in Lithuania.
She currently lives in Washington DC with her husband Mark.