Jenik Radon is Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He participated in the constitutional peace process in Nepal and served as a drafter of the interim peace constitution, which granted citizenship to millions of stateless people in the Terai region. In 1980, Radon co-founded the Afghanistan Relief Committee that sought freedom for Afghanistan and supported refugees displaced during the Afghan-Soviet war. Serving as an advisor during Estonia's independence struggle, Radon co-authored the country's foreign investment, mortgage/pledge, privatization and corporate laws and was an architect of Estonia's privatization. In 1990, he was the first to officially raise the U.S. flag in Soviet-occupied Estonia since the 1940 Soviet invasion and was awarded the Medal of Distinction of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce.