Jason Worlledge

Program Director, Eurasia and Transatlantic Strategies

Jason Worlledge is the Resident Program Director for IRI’s Eurasia and Transatlantic Strategies Divisions, where he oversees efforts to support political parties in the face of authoritarian actors and malign influence. Based in Warsaw, Poland, Jason has more than 15 years’ experience in managing organizations, developing leaders, and supporting democracy efforts around the world.  

Jason advised two Secretary Generals of the Community of Democracies (2015-2018) and was responsible for drafting the five-year strategic plan and vision, while implementing the global Democracy and Security research project alongside former Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and Madeline Albright.

Prior to joining the International Republican Institute, Jason served on the board and management teams of the European Academy of Diplomacy and Casimir Pulaski Foundation, where he oversaw international program development and co-founded the New Security Leaders program and Warsaw Security Forum, alongside organizing and leading training programs for early-career diplomats and foreign policy leaders.

Jason has undergraduate degrees in Advertising and Organizational Psychology and completed an MBA from London Business School in 2012. He began his career in the United States Marine Corps (1998-2003) as an enlisted (Sgt, E-5) intelligence analyst and collection team-leader specializing in counter-narcotics.

Jason has over 1000 hours of training experience, covering organizational development, strategic planning, and leadership.

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