Erica Shein, Deputy Director, Center for Applied Research and Learning, and Electoral Integrity Adviser

Erica Shein is the Deputy Director for the Center for Applied Research and Learning and an International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Electoral Integrity Adviser. She has conducted research projects and designed technical assistance programs relating to legal frameworks and best practices for electoral complaints adjudication; electoral fraud and malpractice; electoral violence; and the inclusion of women and persons with disabilities in political processes. Shein is the co-author of the IFES Electoral Integrity Assessment Methodology, an innovative tool for analyzing vulnerabilities in electoral processes. She also is the co-author of Election Audits: International Principles that Protect Election Integrity (2015) and Assessing Electoral Fraud in New Democracies: Refining the Vocabulary (2012), and coordinated the editing and publication of Guidelines for Understanding, Adjudicating, and Resolving Disputes in Elections (2011). During her seven years at IFES, Shein has also designed and provided management support for election administration and political empowerment programs in Indonesia, Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

Shein holds a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University. She previously worked as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company.



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