AFoCR President and Director Tom Dine joined AFoCR as Director in 2007, and was elected President in 2009. Tom served for eight years as President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc., a communications organization based in Prague that today broadcasts in 24 languages to 19 countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet space, and Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan to promote and build democracy in the region.
Prior to joining the RFE/RL in August 1997, Mr. Dine served as Assistant Administrator for Europe and the New Independent States at the U.S. Agency for International Development (1993-1997) and Executive Director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (1980-1993). Earlier, he served as a staffer in the U.S. Senate and the American Embassy in New Delhi, India, and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines.
He was educated at Colgate University (B.A., 1962), University of California/Los Angeles (M.A.) and Johns Hopkins University (M.A.).
He is married to the former Joan Corbett. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.