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David Jacobstein

David Jacobstein

Adjunct Lecturer


David Jacobstein has been with USAID for 12 years, where he serves as a Democracy Specialist in the Policy Coordination and Integration Division of the Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Center. He focuses on issues of capacity development, systems thinking, political economy, and cross-sectoral integration. Previously, he worked for Pact and the American Bar Association supporting civil society strengthening and rule of law programming across Africa, Europe, and Asia. He holds an MA from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a BA from Brown University.



  • International Development
  • Project Management
  • Systems Thinking
  • Political Economy