Senior Program Manager, Caucasus and Central Asia
Anthony C. Bowyer has more than 16 years of experience in designing and managing election assistance, civil society, civic education and political party development programs in the former Soviet Union, the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. He has worked extensively with political leaders, election officials, members of parliament, political party and civil society representatives, academics and students.
In 2008 Bowyer authored a Silk Road Paper for Johns Hopkins University titled Parliament and Political Parties in Kazakhstan and produced the paper "Islamic Movements and Democracy in Central Asia: Integration or Isolation?" for the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. Other recent publications include his treatise "Political Engagement and Enfranchisement of Labor Migrants from Tajikistan," and a co-authorship of Political Parties in Tajikistan: Facts, Figures and Analysis.
Bowyer has had televised appearances and been quoted in a wide variety of international media outlets. In addition, he has guest lectured at American University, Marymount University, Johns Hopkins University, the George C. Marshall Center, the Foreign Service Institute, National Defense University, St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and the Helsinki Commission of the United States Congress.
Bowyer holds a BA in Russian Area Studies from the University of Minnesota, an MA in International Relations from the University of Miami and an honorary degree from The Engineering Academy of the Republic of Tajikistan. He is fluent in Russian and a student of Tajik and Kazakh.