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Fron Nahzi

Fron Nahzi is the Senior Director of Global  Development at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Nahzi has more than 25 years of experience in management, consulting, training, and writing on international development issues and emerging democracies. Nahzi developed and managed multi-million dollar programs related to education, conflict resolution, sustainability, civil society, advocacy/public policy, and established multi-million-dollar grant giving systems in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.


His project experience also includes work with both local and national governments and the private sector to address such issues as economic development, unemployment among youth and linking governments, media outlets, educational institutions, and businesses to their counterparts in Europe and in the United States. He has worked with numerous international donor agencies and foundations such as USAID, British Council, EC, Swedish, Canadian and Dutch governments, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Open Society Institute, and the Ford Foundation. In his previous international positions, Nahzi served as chief of party for USAID good governance/civil society development programs in Cambodia, Kosovo, and Georgia. Nahzi served (1999 – 2004) as the senior editor for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. 


He has been a guest analyst for CNN, BBC, and NPR and his articles have been published in European and US-based newspapers and journals, including: The Independent, The Guardian, Le Courrier, European Voice, Project Syndicate, and Newsday and is a regular blogger for Huffington Post.


Nahzi has a master’s in public policy from the University of Albany.