Director for Europe and Eurasia and Technical Adviser for Technology in Elections at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
Dr. Beata Martin-Rozumiłowicz is Director for Europe and Eurasia and Technical Adviser for Technology in Elections at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). She headed the OSCE/ODHIR’s Election Department from 2011-16 and worked on its observation missions as Deputy Head of Mission or Political Analyst since 2005. Overall, she has been involved in over 200 elections across the OSCE region.
Beata holds a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) and M.Phil. (Masters) in politics from the University of Oxford and was research fellow for Oxford’s Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (1999-2000), publishing a volume on media law reform in transitional democracies. She has also published various articles on political party and electoral development, election observation, media freedom, and political party and campaign finance issues.
Since 2004, she has been increasingly focusing on new technologies in elections, overseeing ODIHR’s publication of its 2013 Handbook for the Observation of New Voting Technologies. She is a regular participant of expert meetings on this topic, including the annual e-Vote-ID conference that brings together European experts; she is track chair for the Elections and Practioners track. She chairs IFES’ knowledge management in Technology and Elections.