Tihana Bartulac Blanc

Chief of Party

Tihana Blanc is the Chief of Party for USAID’s Support to Electoral Integrity program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ms. Blanc has over twenty years of experience managing political and electoral processes, civic engagement, and electoral reform around the world and in the U.S., balancing competing interests (such as voter access and electoral integrity) where threats of political violence exist.

Ms. Blanc has been teaching Project Management (and previously International Elections Management) at American University’s School of Public Affairs. She has played a leading role in managing a series of watershed elections in some of the most difficult political and security contexts such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, and Somalia, working for project implementers including Creative Associates International, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, SCE, IOM, IFES, and UN.

Ms. Blanc has also conducted assessments and evaluations of projects funded by UNDP, DFID, and USAID. She has given lectures on electoral administration and integrity at the Princeton University, George Washington University, George Mason University, University of Maryland, and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, in addition to teaching as an adjunct at American University and has published on a wide range of topics related to electoral integrity, political organization and participation, and project management. She is a United Nation’s D1 Electoral Roster member and a member of the Presidential Initiative for Democratic Renewal - Coalition for Electoral Integrity.

Ms. Blanc earned her Master of International Policy and Practice from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Philosophy and Political Sciences. She has been a Regan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy and a Hansard Society Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Languages Spoken: English, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian), and Spanish.

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