Miriam was actively involved in various Central and Eastern European civil society movements and projects during the years of the post-communist transition.

Ms Lexmann brought her expertise to the international level, when working for the Council of Europe on civil society development programmes. Her primary focus was on the former Soviet Union Countries and the Western Balkans.

After Slovakia joined the EU in 2004, Miriam served as the Permanent Representative of the Slovak Parliament to the EU.

Following her diplomatic carrier, she joined the International Republican Institute as the Director of EU Regional Programmes. Miriam regularly publishes articles on topics relating to international democracy support and is the author of several analytical reports mapping the impact of disinformation in Europe. Ms Lexmann is Member of the Board of the Anton Tunega Foundation. You can follow her on Twitter @MiriamMLex