Democracy Experts

Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Washington University Law
Senior Vice President, the Council on Foreign Relations
Voice of America's Russian Service, and Associate at Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Erica Marat is a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center. She is an expert on security issues in postcommunist countries, with a focus on military, national, and regional defense, as well as state-crime relations. Marat previously worked at the Voice of America's Russian Service and was a research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program...
Associate professor at Ostroh Academy
M.A., University of Zurich
Adis Merdzanovic is a political scientist who has just finished his PhD thesis dedicated to "Imposed Consociational Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina" at the Departments for Political Science and Philosophy of the University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland. His research focuses on constitutional order in divided post-conflict societies using the perspective of political theory, in particu...
Professor of History, University of Maryland, College Park
EducationM.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization, Brown University; B.A. in Philosophy, Barnard CollegeHonorsFulbright Senior Scholar, Germany, 2009; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, 2005-6; Shelby Cullom Davis Center Fellowship, Princeton University, 1995-96; Social Politics recognized by Library Journal as one of "10 Best New Journals of 1994"; Fulbright Scholar Abroad, Sweden, 1994; Nati...
Conflict and Reconciliation Officer, SFCG
Monde Muyangwa currently serves as the Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.Prior to this, she served as Academic Dean at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies from 2002 to 2013. In this capacity, she oversaw all curriculum and programs for the Africa Center, including in the areas of Security Studies, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Threats, Civil-Military Relations,...
Eric L. Olson is the Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.   His research and writing has focused primarily on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democracies.  He has also written about police reform and judicial institutions as a vehicle for addressing the p...
Research Officer, Ghana Center for Democratic Development

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