Tanja Porčnik is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and President of Svetilnik, a Slovenian classical liberal think tank which she co-founded in 2008.
Porčnik is executive director of the Liberty Seminars Slovenia. She was formerly a senior fellow at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Government Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University (through The Fund for American Studies) and a Research Associate & Manager of External Relations at the Cato Institute. Her articles and opinion pieces appear regularly in newspapers, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.
She received her bachelor’s degree in applied economics from the University of Maribor and her master’s degree in American political thought from the University of Ljubljana.