Jon Temin is the vice president of policy and programs for the Truman National Security Project and Truman Center for National Policy. Previously, he served as 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. Mr. Temin also 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. He has written for the New York TimesWashington Post, Financial TimesForeign Affairs, and Foreign Policy, and he has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. Previously, he was a Fulbright fellow in Ghana, visiting fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.