Jonas Rolett is special advisor to the founder and chair of the Open Society Foundations, George Soros. He has particular expertise in Eastern Europe and has worked extensively on governance, elections, civil society, and development issues.
Prior to joining Open Society, Rolett worked for the National Democratic Institute on election monitoring, civic engagement, parliamentary representation, and political party development. Before that, Rolett ran a U.S.-based campaign training school for candidates and campaign managers. He also has a background in communications work and publishing.
Rolett received his BA in literature and psychology from the University of North Carolina.