Lex Paulson serves as international counselor to D21. A native of Washington DC, he has worked as an attorney, professor, writer, and political strategist, including projects for UNICEF, the U.S. State Department, and the National Democratic Institute. Trained in political theory at Yale, Cambridge, and the Sorbonne, he served as legislative counsel in the 111th U.S. Congress, organized on four U.S. presidential campaigns, and has worked on democracy projects in countries such as India, Tunisia, Egypt, Uganda, Côte d'Ivoire, and Qatar. He lectures in rhetoric and political theory at Sciences Po - Paris.