Robert Scott Heaslet is resident project director for NDI in Macedonia where he manages democracy development programs with government, parliament, political parties and civil society. Robert Scott served as an external advisor to former Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs Dr. Fatmir Besimi. He also initiated, designed, and managed the project to build the Macedonian Parliamentary Institute, a research and information service staffed by 25 civil servants. Before joining, Robert Scott worked for U.S. Representative Chris Bell, serving as a senior policy advisor on legislative and political issues. As a political organizer, he has managed two competitive U.S. congressional campaigns, and executed voter contact and GOTV plans in municipal, congressional, gubernatorial (U.S. Senator Mark Warner) and presidential campaigns (former Vice-President Al Gore and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry). Robert Scott earned a Master of Science in Political Science from Suffolk University and completed his BA at Southwestern University.