Scott Mastic, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Scott Mastic joined IRI in September 1998 and has helped grow IRI’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division to become the Institute’s largest regional division with programs in 12 countries. He was made regional director in 2009.
Mastic has led IRI political party building, civil society development and democratic governance initiatives throughout the MENA region. He has also played a key role in groundbreaking IRI public opinion polling conducted in Tunisia, Pakistan and elsewhere.
Mastic served as an IRI international election observer for historic elections held in Tunisia and Egypt in 2011 and 2012. He has also served on elections assessment and observation missions in Afghanistan, Jordan, Macedonia, Pakistan, Timor-Leste, Ukraine and the West Bank/Gaza.
Prior to joining IRI, Mastic worked in the State Legislature of Ohio first as an aide to State Representative Pat Tiberi and later serving the Chairmen of the Ohio Senate Finance and Economic Development Committees through an Ohio Legislative Service Commission program.
Mastic holds a master’s from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He attended the American University in Cairo and participated in Middlebury College’s intensive Arabic language program.
Scott’s Speeches, Testimony and Writings:
A Reform Opportunity by Decree, CIPE Development Blog
Keeping an Open Mind, CIPE Development Blog