David Black is a Resident Fellow in the GMF Berlin Office examining democratization trends and implications for donor democracy assistance. He is on a temporary detail from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where he is the Chief of the Global and Regional Policy Division in USAID’s Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance. He began working for USAID in 1994, including assignments as the USAID Democracy Office Director in Kosovo, and the Senior Democracy Advisor for Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova at the USAID Mission in Ukraine. His work has focused on civil society, media, rule of law, elections and anti-corruption programming, impact evaluations of democracy assistance projects, democratic development in Europe and Eurasia, and strategic planning and assessments. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University and an M.A. in International Affairs from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.