team

Alex Tarascio

Program Manager | Washington DC
Alex manages the Beacon Project and other IRI programs that promote democracy in Europe and Eurasia through political party support and youth leadership.

Biljana Ljubić

Regional Coordinator for the Western Balkans | Belgrade
Biljana has more than 13 years’ experience in work supporting sustainability of democratic processes. Her focus is on actions aimed to combat foreign and domestic disinformation campaigns.

Brady Hills

Program Officer | Brussels
Brady has an academic background in European politics and professional experience in data management. He provides overall programmatic support and coordination of Beacon media monitoring software.

Emina Ibrahimović

Program Associate | Washington, DC
Emina’s professional background is in Western Balkan contemporary politics. She holds a degree in International Studies and Slavic Languages and Cultures. She speaks Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian.

Hana Horvatova

Operations Manager | Bratislava
Hana manages all Beacon finance, administration, events and traveling for the regional Brussels office. She joined IRI in 2012, and in addition to English, Hana speaks Slovak and German.

Igor Merheim-Eyre

Program Officer | Brussels
Igor’s professional background is in wider European security. He holds a doctoral degree from the University of Kent (UK) where he is also a non-resident Research Fellow.