Santiago Stocker is Resident Program Director, Nigeria, at the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Director of the International Electoral Observation Mission for the 2023 Nigeria presidential and legislative elections.
Before joining IRI, Santiago served as a Director in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), where he founded the Office of Advanced Analytics and produced award-winning analysis on conflict, terrorism, democracy, elections, and complex negotiations.
In addition to leading conflict analytics at the State Department, Santiago conducted field work in multiple conflict and crisis zones in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.
Santiago is a certified Superforecaster with the Good Judgement Project and was ranked number 2 on the Intelligence Community’s classified prediction market, beating 1,500 of the U.S. government’s best analysts. He is also on LinkedIn.