Larry Diamond

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Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University and the founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy. He is also codirector of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy [1] and is a member of the Advisory Committee On Voluntary Foreign Aid.

"At Stanford University, he is professor by courtesy of political science and sociology and coordinates the democracy program of the new Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. During 2002–3, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a contributing author of its report Foreign Aid in the National Interest. Currently he serves as a member of USAID's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. He has also advised and lectured to the World Bank, the United Nations, the State Department, and other governmental and nongovernmental agencies dealing with governance and development," according to his Hoover Institution profile.

"During the first three months of 2004, Diamond served as a senior adviser on governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. He is now lecturing and writing about the challenges of postconflict state-building in Iraq. Diamond has also worked with a group of Europeans and Americans to produce the Transatlantic Strategy for Democracy and Human Development in the Broader Middle East, published in 2004 by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. During 2004–5, he has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations' Independent Task Force on United States Policy Toward Arab Reform.

"Diamond has lectured, taught, and conducted research in some 25 countries over the past thirty years. During 1982–83 he was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. In 1997–98 he was a visiting scholar at the Sun Yat-Sen Institute of the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. His research and policy analysis are focused on the relationship between democracy, governance, and development in poor countries, particularly in Africa.

"Diamond is the author of Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq (Times Books, 2005), Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation, Promoting Democracy in the 1990s, and Class, Ethnicity, and Democracy in Nigeria. His recent edited books include Islam and Democracy in the Middle East (with Marc F. Plattner and Daniel Brumberg), Political Parties and Democracy (with Richard Gunther), The Global Resurgence of Democracy and The Global Divergence of Democracies (with Marc F. Plattner). Among his other 20 edited books is the series Democracy in Developing Countries, with Juan Linz and Seymour Martin Lipset." [2]

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  1. Advisory Board, Free Africa Foundation, accessed June 26, 2009.
  2. About IDP, Hoover Institution, accessed August 30, 2007.
  3. Advisory Board, Roosevelt Institution, accessed September 22, 2007.
  4. PIRA’s Global Political Risk Advisory Board, PIRA, accessed October 29, 2007.
  5. Who, Americans Elect 2012, accessed November 23, 2011.