Pavol Demeš

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TA/GMF Fellow


Past Fellow



Pavol Demeš is an internationally recognized NGO leader, who served from 2000 to 2010 as director of the German Marshall Fund's Bratislava office, where he oversaw GMF's activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Before joining GMF, Mr. Demeš was executive director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency-Service Center for the Third Sector, a Slovak nongovernmental organization committed to enhancing civil society. Previously, Mr. Demeš led a distinguished political and civic reform career serving his country as foreign policy advisor to the president of the Slovak Republic (1993-1997), minister of international relations (1991-1992), and director of the Department of Foreign Relations in the Ministry of Education (1990-1991). In 1999 he was awarded a six-month public policy research fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington D.C.

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