Jason Jay Smart

Jason Jay Smart

Jason Jay Smart is an American political consultant with vast international experience across four continents. Dr. Smart has organized political campaigns and business ventures in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Smart served on the US Presidential campaigns of Senator John McCain (2008) and of Senator Ted Cruz (2016) – where he led the use of “big data” for primaries. Dr. Smart is a noted expert in post-Soviet politics, and specializes in applying quantitative and qualitative data analysis in the development of offensive and defensive political strategies, especially those related to fending-off, or rebuilding after defamation, or other character attacks. Dr. Smart has previously advised presidents, parliamentary parties, governmental bodies, and was an outside expert on the development of a national constitution. Smart formerly was the Country Director for the International Republican Institute (IRI) in three countries before consulting companies in the banking, international trade, and defense spheres. A much sought after speaker, Dr. Smart frequently writes on political subjects for the international press and is regularly invited to participate in televised interviews.

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Political Science, Universitatea de Stat din Moldova (MSU).
Master of Arts, Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Graduate Certificate, National Security Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Bachelor of Arts, Government & International Politics, George Mason University (GMU).
Bachelor of Arts, Russian Studies, George Mason University (GMU).

Languages: English, Spanish, and Russian.