A New York based writer, Andrea Chalupa graduated from the University of California, Davis with High Honors in History and studied Ukrainian at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She has spoken about Ukraine and Russia in the Council of Europe at the World Forum for Democracy, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Personal Democracy Forum at New York University, and other leading institutions. In 2015, Chalupa was an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar, and presented the closing remarks at the Justice Sector Training, Research and Coordination (JusTRAC) Symposium in Prague in a forum on eliminating corruption and promoting economic development in Ukraine. She is the author of Orwell and The Refugees: The Untold Story of Animal Farm, which is taught in high schools in Toronto through the arts and human rights education initiative OrwellArt ( She is the co-host of Gaslit Nation, a podcast with New York Times-bestselling author and scholar Sarah Kendzior on the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and around the world. She is also the writer and producer of Mr. Jones, Agnieszka Holland’s journalistic thriller on the Holodomor, Stalin’s genocide-famine in Ukraine.