David Timberman

Director, Asia programs

David G. Timberman is the Director for Asia Programs at Freedom House. Timberman has spent most of his career analyzing and addressing the challenges to democratic politics and governance in Asia.  He joined Freedom House as its Director of Asia Programs in August 2019. Prior to joining Freedom House, he held positions with Management Systems International, USAID, the National Democratic Institute, the Asia Foundation and the Asia Society.  He has taught courses and lectured widely on Southeast Asian politics and is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on Philippine and Southeast Asian politics.       

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