Anthony C. Bowyer has 27 years of experience in designing and managing technical election assistance, civil society, civic education, and political party development programs in Europe and Eurasia with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). He has worked extensively with political leaders, election officials, members of parliament, political party and civil society organizations, academics, and students.
His present work includes designing and overseeing the implementation of election-focused technical assistance and civic education projects in Europe and Eurasia and empowerment of youth, women, ethnic minority groups, and persons with disabilities as part of a program on inclusion and civic engagement in several countries.
Bowyer’s recent publications include The Big Year? Uzbekistan’s Democratic Reforms on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections (paper presented at the 20th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, October 2019), Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia (IFES White Paper, November 2019), Political Reform in Mirziyoyev’s Uzbekistan: Elections, Political Parties and Civil Society a Silk Road Paper (Johns Hopkins University, March 4, 2018) and the chapter “Political Reforms: Elections, Political Parties, Civil Society” in the book Uzbekistan’s New Face, October 2018.
In addition to his work for IFES, Bowyer serves as a chief electoral officer in Fairfax County, Virginia, and has delivered course lectures at Johns Hopkins University on Russian Politics, Russian Foreign Policy, Global Security, and politics of the South Caucasus.
Bowyer holds a B.A. in Russian Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in International Security and Conflict from the University of Miami (FL), and an honorary degree from the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Tajikistan. He is fluent in Russian.