Democracy Experts

Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
David Altman is Professor of Political Science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  He also serves as Associate Researcher for the Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), and has twice received the Uruguayan National Prize of Political Science. He has more than fifty articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes. His research and teaching inter...
Professor of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Audrey L. Altstadt is author of dozens of articles on Azerbaijan's history, politics and culture, and forthcoming book, Culture Wars in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940. She has worked in Azerbaijani archives since 1980 and consulted with the US Foreign Service, Radio Liberty, US Institute of Peace, the CSCE, Freedom House. She earned her PhD from the University of Chicago and received an honorary...
Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB. She is the author or editor of 10 books on human rights movements, globalization, transitional justice, women's rights, indigenous rights, symbolic politics, and human rights foreign policy. Brysk has been a Fulbright Scholar in Canada and India, and a Visiting Scholar at universities in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Japan, t...
Staff Writer, The Christian Science Monitor
Roger-Mark De Souza is the director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center. He leads programs on climate change resilience, reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Maternal Health Initiative.Before joining the Center in 2...
Managing Director, Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation, Finland
Jannica Fagerholm is the Managing Director of Signe and Ane Gyllenberg Foundation - a private charitable foundation that supports medicine and upholds an art museum. She has previously worked within banking, insurance and asset management, most recently as MD of SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank and member of SEB (Scandinaviska Enskilda Bankens) Global Private Banking Board.Jannica Fagerholm serves on t...
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and Nuffield College, University of Oxford
Sarah Garding completed her doctoral degree in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. Her dissertation, which examines diaspora political incorporation policies in the postcommunist space, draws on 16 months of fieldwork in Armenia, Croatia, and Serbia, as well as short-term fieldwork in diaspora communities in Canada, the United States, and Germany. She received her...
Former Congressman (D-Mo.), President & CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jack A. Goldstone (PhD. Harvard) is Hazel Professor of Public Policy and a Fellow of the Mercatus Center of George Mason University.  He is also Director of the International Research Laboratory on Political Demography at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration in Moscow.  He is the author of Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World (winne...

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