Regional Director for Elections and Political Processes
Tel: +66 (81) 985-1963
Fax: +66 (0) 2-237-7011
Expertise: Democracy surveys; civic and voter education; international and domestic election observation; sustainable election processes; democratic development; Cambodia; and Indonesia.
Tim Meisburger is The Asia Foundation's regional director for Elections and Political Process. Based in Bangkok, Mr. Meisburger provides support for democracy programming across Asia, including technical assistance for democratization-related projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Cambodia, East Timor, and Indonesia.
Mr. Meisburger managed the Foundation's civil society assistance programs for the 1998 Cambodian National Election, and the 1999 Indonesia National Election. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Meisburger worked as an election administrator for the UNTAC mission in Cambodia in 1992-1993, and for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia in 1996. In 1994, he worked as a political party trainer and observer in the South African election. In addition to his election work, Mr. Meisburger has been involved in international development and humanitarian relief.
Education: M.A. in international administration from the School for International Training, World Learning; Brattleboro, Vermont.