Larry Diamond

Senior Fellow,
Hoover Institution, Stanford

Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.  For more than six years, he directed FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, where he now leads its Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and its Global Digital Policy Incubator. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and also serves as Senior Consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. He has been a Senior Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, an advisor and author for the U.S. Agency for International Development, and has also consulted for many other international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations on issues related to democracy and constitutional design. His research focuses on democratic trends and conditions around in the world, and on policies and reforms to defend and advance democracy.  He is the author of six books, including The Spirit of Democracy and Squandered Victory, and editor or co-editor of 50 others addressing the challenges and conditions for democracy around the world.  His new book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, will be published by Penguin in June.