Brian Paler is a Senior Associate at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, where he provides strategic advice to international campaigns, corporations and organizations. His current and recent research has been in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, East Asia, and Africa. Before joining Greenberg Quinlan Rosner in 2011, Paler was a Senior Program Officer at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, managing programs to support political parties, strengthen legislatures and assist civil society organizations in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. He has also held research positions at the Middle East Institute and the United Nations Development Programme, and has lived abroad in Turkey and Slovakia. Paler holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, where he focused on international relations and consulted for the State Department on U.S. relations with Syria. With highest honors, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in economics and international relations. Paler has a working knowledge of Turkish.