Bobby Herman is a senior adviser for democracy, rights and governance (DRG) at MSI. He served as Senior Vice President at MSI from 2018 to 2021, helping to oversee programs in DRG, peacebuilding and stabilization during a particularly challenging time of democratic backsliding, as well as the onslaught of COVID. Prior to MSI, he worked for more than a dozen years at Freedom House. He served in the Clinton Administration, first at USAID focused on political transitions in Central/Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, and later on the policy planning staff as an adviser to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on democracy and human rights globally. Bobby previously held positions with the Open Society Foundation, the Brookings Institution and as a congressional staff member.
Bobby earned his PhD in government with a concentration on international relations from Cornell University and an MFA from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.