Jerry Hyman

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Gerald (Jerry) Hyman "serves as both a CSIS senior adviser and as president of CSIS’s Hills Program on Governance. Hyman’s expert leadership facilitates the work of the Hills Program’s Academic Council and Advisory Board to develop and implement program ideas, as well as fundraising development for both the Hills Program at CSIS and the Hills Governance Centers globally.

"He serves on the Advisory Council to the Center for International Media Assistance of the National Endowment for Democracy. Hyman served with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) from 1990 to 2006, and was director of the Office of Democracy and Governance from 2002 to 2007. After his graduation from the University of Virginia Law School in 1985, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., with Covington & Burling until joining USAID.

"Between 1970 and 1982, Hyman taught courses on anthropology, social theory, modernization, economic development, American Indians, and Southeast Asia in the Departments of Sociology and Anthropology at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Hyman holds a B.A. in philosophy and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He is the author of numerous articles and publications." [1]

"In early 1991, Jerry Hyman, a democracy officer for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was the first representative of the agency to tour Bulgaria. Charged with gathering information on the recent local elections, Hyman traversed the country to meet with various political leaders and ordinary citizens...

"Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Hyman received his BA in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1964, followed by an MA (1967) and PhD (1973), both in anthropology. He is currently based in Washington, DC as Director of the Office of Democracy and Governance, within the USAID Bureau for Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance." [2]

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  1. Gerald Hyman, CSIS, accessed November 28, 2007.
  2. Patriots of the Cold War, USAID, accessed November 28, 2007.