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Erik Asplund

Senior Programme Officer, Elections and Crisis

Erik Asplund is a Senior Programme Officer in the Electoral Processes Programme, International IDEA and the Deputy Chair of the Building Resources in Democracy Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) project.

His research covers elections during emergencies and crises, risk management in elections, and training and professional development in electoral administration.  Asplund has worked directly with over two dozen electoral management bodies and civil society organizations in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. He is the host of ‘Peer-to-Peer’, an International IDEA’s podcast series on electoral processes. He is also an accredited BRIDGE workshop facilitator and curriculum writer. From 2015 to 2016, he worked as the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network partnership coordinator.  

Before joining the Institute, Erik worked for Tostan International and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He holds a Master’s in International Studies from Uppsala University, and a BA in Modern History, Economic History and Politics from Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Recent publications include Elections during Emergencies and Crises: Lessons for Electoral Integrity from the Covid-19 Pandemic (International IDEA 2023) and Training and Professional Development in Electoral Administration (International IDEA 2023). 

Elections, Democracy Assessment and Analysis
Master’s in International Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. B.Sc. Economics, Stockholm University, Sweden. B.A. Modern History, Economic History and Politics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK.
English, Swedish
Stockholm, Sweden
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