Scott Mastic

Vice President, Programs

Scott Mastic has more than 20 years of democracy and governance experience in the nonprofit sector. As IRI’s Vice President for Programs, he provides global oversight and guidance on program design, proposal development and program implementation and plays a key role in setting the Institute’s strategic program priorities.

Scott Mastic oversees IRI’s Regional Divisions and Women’s Democracy Network and provides leadership on IRI public opinion survey research and international election observation and assessment efforts. He has served as an election observer on more than 20 elections globally. He previously served as IRI’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa where he led political party building, civil society strengthening and democratic governance programming from 2009-2017. His interests include countering foreign authoritarian influence and hostile non-state actors, and innovative approaches to improving participatory governance, supporting democratic values and inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities. Prior to joining IRI, Mastic worked in the Ohio State Legislature in both the House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University. He studied Arabic at Middlebury College.

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