Jon Temin is the Vice President of Policy and Programs at the Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project, where he oversees the organizations' work to produce timely, innovative, and principled solutions to complex national security challenges. Previously, he served as the Director of the Africa Program at Freedom House, leading 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 Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, Foreign 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 and Visiting Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a non-resident Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.