Gerardo Berthin

Vice President, International Programs

Gerardo Berthin is Vice President of International Programs at Freedom House, overseeing the organization’s efforts to advance democracy and human rights across all regions.

He has over 20 years of experience working on democratic governance, anti-corruption, human rights, and civil society strengthening. He has worked in over 40 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Central & Eastern Europe. He was director of the Latin America and Caribbean Programs at Freedom House.  Prior to joining Freedom House, he was a Senior Associate at Tetra Tech’s Democracy and Governance sector, where he managed large USAID-funded projects. Between 2009-2014, he was the Governance and Decentralization Policy Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Service Center for Latin America and the Caribbean in Panama.

He is the author of two books on political development and democracy, co-author of three books about democratic governance, political parties and institutional development respectively, and is the author of over 40 articles in specialized peer reviewed social science journals.

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