International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Gerald Hyman

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Gerald F. (“Jerry”) Hyman has been Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the President of its Hills Program on Governance since 2007. From 2002 to 2007, he was the director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s global Office of Democracy and Governance a senior management position. Between 1990 and 2002, he held a number of posts at USAID dealing with democracy and governance, including (from 2001 to 2002) a USAID Senior Management Group position as director of the Office of Democracy, Governance and Social Transitions in the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia. Dr. Hyman developed the programming strategy paradigm for USAID democracy and governance assistance.

From 1985 to 1990, he practiced corporate law at Covington & Burling in Washington DC. Between 1970 and 1982, he taught in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Smith College. He also taught courses at Williams College. He holds a BA in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, in addition to a JD from the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous articles and publications. He is a member of the Advisory Board of National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance and of the American Bar Association’s CEELI/MENA Advisory Board.