Taras Prodaniuk is a co-founder of the Ukrainian Think Tank ADASTRA. His alma mater is the Institute of International Relations Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko (IIR KNU) and also the Law Faculty of Chernivtsi National University of Yuriy Fedkovich (CHNU). His research focuses mostly on Ukrainian foreign policy and the development of economic ties of Ukraine all around the world. Mastermind for the creation of the analytical digest Hack Ukraine, a special project of the foreign-policy think tank ADASTRA aimed at broadening often narrow understanding of Ukrainian politics, the legal system, and economic development. He is also interested in Canadian foreign and digital policy and is a member of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies. Taras has published many articles and book chapters on the Security of Ukraine, Russian aggression, and the war in Eastern Ukraine. He often broadcasts and comments on leading Ukrainian media about current events in the international arena and Ukraine's participation in it. Prior to establishing a think tank, he worked for the international audit & consulting company, Crowe Global, in Ukraine, chiefly as a strategic analyst on economic development.