Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond is a Senior Fellow at both the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University and Professor by courtesy of Political Science at Stanford. Diamond is also the Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford. He received his B.A. in Political Organization and Behavior, M.A. from the Food Research Institute, and Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University.  

His research interest are comparative problems of democratic development and consolidation, U.S. and international policies to support democracy and economic development, challenges of post-war state-building (in Iraq and comparatively), public attitudes and values toward democracy in new democracies, democratic transitions and prospects in Africa, and liberation technology.

Representative Publications

“Promoting Democracy to Undermine Radical Islamist Terrorism,” Prepared for the Solarium II Project of the Center for a New American Security, Meeting 1, October 23, 2007

“Building Democracy after Conflict: Lessons From Iraq,” Journal of Democracy 16 (January 2005) 9-23

“Universal Democracy?” Policy Review Online (June & July 2003 · Number 119)

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