Experts

Carl Gershman
President

Areas of Expertise: Democracy Assistance – Global; International Democratic Cooperation

Larry Diamond
Senior Advisor, International Forum; Coeditor, Journal of Democracy 

Nadia M. Diuk
Vice President, Programs – Africa, Central Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and Caribbean

Areas of Expertise: Ukraine, Russia, states of the former Soviet Union
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian 

Louisa Greve
Vice President, Programs – Asia, Middle East & North Africa, and Global

Areas of Expertise: East Asia, China
Languages: Chinese

Barbara Haig
Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy

Area of Expertise: Democracy Assistance – Global

Brian Joseph
Senior Director, Asia and Global

Areas of Expertise: Burma, Pakistan, South Asia

Miriam Kornblith
Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Areas of Expertise: Latin America, Venezuela
Languages: Spanish

Laith Kubba
Senior Director, Middle East and North Africa

Areas of Expertise: Middle East, Iraq, Islam and Democracy
Languages: Arabic, French

David E. Lowe
Vice President, Government & External Relations

Dave Peterson
Senior Director, Africa

Areas of Expertise: Sub-Sahara Africa  

Marc F. Plattner
Vice President, Research & Studies

Codirector, International Forum; Coeditor, Journal of Democracy
Languages: French

Rodger Potocki
Director, Europe & Eurasia

Areas of Expertise: Eastern Europe, Cross-border Democracy Assistance
Languages: Polish, Russian

Mark Nelson
Senior Director, Center for International Media Assistance

Areas of Expertise: International Media Assistance, Independent Media, Press Freedom

To contact a staff expert, or for more information on NED programs, events and publications, please contact:

Jane Riley Jacobsen,
Director, Public Affairs
202-378-9700
jane@ned.org