Jon Temin (@JonTemin) is the director of the Africa program at Freedom House, overseeing the organization’s efforts to advance democracy and human rights across the continent. From 2014 to 2017, he was a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff, providing strategic guidance and long-term thinking to the Secretary of State on Africa issues. Mr. Temin previously served as director of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Africa Program, leading the Institute’s efforts to help end conflicts and prevent new violence.
His commentary and articles on Africa issues have been featured by, among other outlets, the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Voice of America, and National Public Radio, and he has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He is a former Fulbright fellow in Ghana, where he worked with the Ghana Center for Democratic Development on monitoring media coverage of the 2000 elections, and a non-resident Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.