Fron Nahzi the senior director of global development for Arizona State University’s McCain Institute International Leadership. He has more than 25 years’ experience in international development and worked in more than 20 countries across the globe, most of it in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Balkan region.
Nahzi developed and managed multi-million dollar programs related to good governance and civil society in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Oceania, and Southeast Asia. His project experience includes work with both local and national governments to address such issues security/disinformation, good governance, anti-corruption, conflict resolution, advocacy, rule of law, human rights, and linked governments, media outlets, and educational institutions to their counterparts in Europe and in the US. Prior to his current position, Nahzi served as Chief of Party for USAID good governance/civil society development programs in Cambodia, Kosovo and Georgia. In 2001 Nahzi served as a member of four-person Assessment Team mandated by US Congress to review and propose recommendations for USAID – Kosovo capacity and sustainability development strategies. During his tenure as Vice President for Programs at East-West Management Institute (2005-2010), he established EWMI’s civil society global portfolio and spearheaded new initiatives in post-conflict societies. He has worked with and advised 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.
Nahzi was the subject of a BBC documentary on reporting on the Kosovo Conflict (1999) and a consultant to Canal+ and BBC on the award-winning documentary, “The Fall of Milosevic.” He speaks Albanian and has a fair understanding of Serbo-Croatian.