Sead Alihodzic

Senior Programme Officer
Elections, conflict prevention, risk management, early warning and response, and geospatial data analysis and presentation


Sead Alihodzic is a Senior Programme Officer in the Electoral Processes Programme.

Alihodzic’s research and work focuses on elections and conflict, with a special emphasis or interest on prevention and mitigation of election-related violence and risk management in elections, and timing and sequencing of transitional elections.

Alihodzic led the design and development of International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool. In addition to International IDEA publications, he published several journal articles on electoral violence, early warning and democracy promotion topics. 

Prior to joining International IDEA in 2008, Alihodzic gained extensive experience in dealing with elections, post-conflict democratization, and security issues through 11 years with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina where he performed Programme Officer and Head of Field Office duties.

In 2007, Alihodzic was awarded the UK government’s Chevening scholarship. He also received two awards for achievements and service in the OSCE. 

Recent International IDEA guides published:

MA in European Integrations, University of Essex, UK; BA in Political Science, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Contact Information: 
Stockholm, Sweden