Larry Diamond bio

1. Name: Larry Diamond
2. Title: Professor and Academic Scholar on Democracy Studies, and Author
3. Biography:

Larry Diamond is a professor (by courtesy) of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University and a leading scholar on Democracy Studies. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where he also directs the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is the Founding Co-editor of the Journal of Democracy since its inception in 1990 and serves as senior consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.

In 2004, he was asked by his former colleague and then-U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, to serve as a senior adviser on Governance to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. His experience in Iraq led him to write Squandering Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq.

In 2002, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was a contributing author of its report on Foreign Aid in the National Interest.

He currently resides in Stanford, California.

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Professor, (by courtesy) Sociology and Political Science, Stanford University, present
  • Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, present
  • Founding Co-editor, Journal of Democracy, 1990-present
  • Recipient, Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2007
  • Named “Teacher of the Year” by the Associated Students of Stanford University, 2007
  • Advisory Board Member, Roosevelt Institution
  • Senior Consultant,  International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy
  • Senior Adviser to Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, 2004
  • Coordinator, Hoover Institute’s Iran Democracy Project
  • Consultant, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), 2002-2003
  • Contributing Author, Report of Foreign Aid in the National Interest, 2002-2003
5. Education:
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Stanford University, 1980
  • M.A., Food Research Institute, Stanford University, 1978
  • B.A., Political Organization and Behavior, Stanford University, 1974
6. Published Works:
  • The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World, 2008
  • Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq, 2005
  • Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation, 1999
  • Promoting Democracy in the 1990s: Actors and Instruments, Issues and Imperatives, 1995
  • Class, Ethnicity and Democracy in Nigeria: The Failure of the First Republic, 1988
7. Contact info: Larry Diamond
Director, CDDRL
Stanford University
Encina Hall C140
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Email: ldiamond@stanford.edu
Voice: (650) 725-3420
Fax: (650) 723-1928