Gordon Hein is senior vice president of programs at The Asia Foundation, with responsibility for overseeing the planning and implementation of the Foundation’s programs throughout the region, in cooperation with the Foundation’s country representatives and thematic experts. He joined the Foundation in 1981 as assistant country representative in Indonesia, and from 1987 to 1991 served as the Foundation’s country representative there. From 1984 to 1987 he served as the Foundation’s area director for Southeast Asia programs, and from 1991 to 1994 as the Foundation’s director of Program Planning and Review. Hein has written widely and is a frequent speaker on various topics related to the Asia-Pacific region, including governance issues and U.S.-Asia relations.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a research fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, Indonesia. He also taught in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley; master’s and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.