Lina Antara is a Programme Officer in the Democracy Assessment, Analysis and Advisory unit since 2015.
Antara's research and work focus on issues related to the political inclusion of marginalized groups. Currently, Antara is working on initiatives related to the impact of migration on democratic institutions and processes in origin, transit and destination countries, with a focus on refugees, asylum seekers and legal migrants. In addition, Antara is providing support in the mainstreaming and design of diversity-sensitive projects throughout International IDEA and she is supporting the development of International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy Indices.
Antara's previous work experience includes working with International IDEA in Myanmar, providing electoral assistance to the Union Election Commission in preparation for the 2015 Myanmar general elections. In addition, she has worked with International IDEA’s Electoral Processes Programme, conducting research and collection of comparative data for the Electoral Justice Database and the ACE Electoral Knowledge Network.
Antara also served as an election observer with the Organization of American States in Panama, and as a lead researcher in the Money, Politics and Transparency Project for Global Integrity in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Antara worked for the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Parliament in Luxembourg.