Senior Policy, Advocacy, and Management Advisor
Fron has more than 20 years of experience in project management, consulting, training, and writing on civil society and transitional societies. He has developed and managed multi-million dollar programs related to advocacy, public policy, education, community development, and established multi-million dollar grant giving systems. Fron has worked and lived in more than 20 countries in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe, Caucuses, Africa, Oceania, and Southeast Asia. His project experience includes work with both government and private sectors to address such issues as education, good governance, social environment, economic development, unemployment among youth, and linking governments, educational institutions, and businesses to their counterparts in Europe and in the US.
Fron has worked with numerous international donor agencies and foundations such as the USAID, British Council, EU, Swedish, Canadian and Dutch governments, US State Department, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Open Society Institute, and the Ford Foundation. He has advised US and European government leaders and businesses (e.g., energy, construction, lobbying) on development strategies and mediation, and advised major universities in the US on how to expand their programs abroad.
Fron authored political analyses, and has been published in leading European and US based newspapers, journals and websites including: "Le Monde", "The Independent", "The Guardian", "Newsday", Institute for War and Peace Reporting, European Voice, Project Syndicate, and is a regular contributing blogger on Huffington Post.
He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University at Albany.
Selected Publications, Reports and LecturesThe EU and Albania's common fight, European Voice, September 10, 2013
Strengthening the Middle Class in Emerging Democracies, Huffington Post, January 31, 2103
Can Civil Society Survive in a Free Market Economy?, Huffington Post, July 22, 2010
Collaborating with Corruption, Project Syndicate, July 8, 2010
"Does Civil Society Development Work?" Keynote Speaker, Rockefeller College, University at Albany, Albany, NY, 2008
"Anti-corruption Strategy and Anti-Corruption Action Plan - The Social Consequences of Corruption", Keynote Speaker, Organized by the OSCE and the Office of the Prime Minister, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2008
"Rapid Response for Promoting Effective Democratic Leadership", Presenter, Organized by the Club of Madrid, New York, 2006
"The Role of the UN in Nation Building: Case of Kosovo", Keynote Speaker, SIPA, Columbia University, New York, 2005
Honoring Human Rights Under International Mandates: Lessons from Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor, Presenter, organized by the Aspen Institute, New York, 2001
"The Role of Diaspora community in nation building," Presenter, organized by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute of International Studies, Vienna, 2001
Management, advocacy, public policy, grant systems, education, community development, think tanks, crisis management, public relations
Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, South East Asia
English, Albanian, Serbo-Croatian