Director of the Center for New Ideas. She comes from Hrodna and graduated from European Humanities University (political science). In Sweden, she received two master’s degrees in political science and journalism and is currently writing her PhD thesis on technology and democratization in autocracies. Alesia worked as an analyst and wrote for Belarus Digest, Atlantic Council. For three years, she was the chairperson of Belarusians in Sweden. In 2022, Alesia became a first Belarusian to be awarded with the Swedish prize “European of the Year”. She has publications in various international editions. Areas of interest: technology development and democratization, protest movements, and political technologies.