Paul Rothman is the assistant partnerships officer with the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). At CIMA, Paul supports strategic partnership development and conducts research on media law reform and how to build political support for independent media. He recently authored a CIMA report entitled The Politics of Media Development: The Importance of Engaging Government and Civil Society and contributes regularly to CIMA’s blog on media development issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Paul graduated from Drake University with a bachelors in International Relations. After spending a year working at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China, Paul attended and graduated from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a masters in Asian Studies. While at the Elliott School, he focused on political development and regional integration in Southeast Asia and served as the managing editor of the graduate student journal. Prior to joining CIMA, Paul was a program manager at Sister Cities International, where he managed a municipal partnership program between American and Japanese cities focused on green energy and sustainable building projects.