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Chief of Party, USAID/Ukraine Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program David Vaughn

David Vaughn is an attorney with more than 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating legal and judicial reform projects throughout Europe and Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America. Mr. Vaughn currently serves as Chief of Party for the USAID/Ukraine Nove Pravosuddya Justice Sector Reform Program, which focuses on strengthening judicial independence and transparency. Previously, he has served as a rule of law advisor in Kazakhstan as well as the deputy chief of party for a Russian-American partnership in Moscow. Mr. Vaughn also has experience leading rule of law and commercial law reform projects in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Russia, and Zambia. Mr. Vaughn also served as Chief of Party for the USAID Women’s Legal Rights Initiative, which focused on justice sector enforcement, civil society advocacy, and public awareness. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Chemonics. He holds a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, as well as a M.A. in political science and B.A. in Russian from the University of Vermont.

by David Vaughn

Similar Context and Language Matter: Shared Experience from a Common History

Last year I witnessed firsthand how common history and language can foster and promote positive changes across borders. In June 2014, I was invited by the USAID/Moldova Rule of Law Institutional Strengthening Program to give a presentation on our USAID/Ukraine FAIR Justice Project judicial reform efforts, including innovative work we are doing related to court…