Tanja Porčnik is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Porčnik is a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute, as well as president and co‐​founder of the Visio Institute. She is co‐​author of The Human Freedom Index.

She was formerly a senior fellow of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Government Teaching Fellow of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague, Czech Republic (a joint program of the Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies), and a Research Associate & Manager of External Relations of the Cato Institute.

Her articles on human rights, law, international relations, and economic policy appear regularly in printed media, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.

Porčnik is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation in American Studies. She obtaining her master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Ljubljana and her bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Maribor.