Carl Gershman

President, National Endowment for Democracy


Carl Gershman is the president of the National Endowment for Democracy. Gershman presides over the Endowment’s grants program in the majority of the world’s nations. He was one of the initiators of the World Movement for Democracy, a global network of democracy practitioners and scholars founded in 1999 in New Delhi. He now oversees the response of the Endowment to the revolutionary changes in the Middle East and engages in supporting the activists fighting for greater freedom in authoritarian countries.