FORA.tv Speaker - David Mikosz
David Mikosz is the associate director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management.
Prior to his assignment to American University, Dr. Mikosz spent nine years in Central Asia working on elections and program management. Most recently, he was the Country Director for the International Foundation for Election Services (IFES) in the Kyrgyz Republic. He was responsible for coordinating and managing all IFES-related activities in the Kyrgyz Republic, including overseeing civic education and youth involvement programs, as well as election-related activities. Before that, Mikosz was an operations officer for the World Bank's Central Asian regional office where he worked on training programs and supporting ongoing and future bank operations. Mikosz was also the regional program manager for an IT project that set up 50 internet access points in the five countries of Central Asia.
Mikosz earned a masters and doctorate in social and political sciences and history from Cambridge University in England. He has written on higher education issues in Central Asia, Kyrygz political reform and American history. Mikosz is nearly fluent in Russian and basic Kyrgyz.
11.01.07 | 01:23:04 min
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