American Center for DemocracyAbout: The American Center for Democracy, a research and education center, is dedicated to exposing and monitoring the enemies of individual freedom and democracy. They identify political, economic, cultural, and security threats to the United States from within and without. They provide knowledge-based analysis and risk assessment on national and international threats in articles, white papers, a Blog, and on-and-off-the-record specialized briefings and wargaming.
Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, IrvineAbout: The Center fosters academic research and education to provide a better understanding of the democratic process, the steps that may strengthen democracy at home and abroad, as well as the threats democracy faces in the 21st century. The center hosts research conferences and workshops, sponsors faculty graduate student research, and facilitates teaching on democratic themes.
Phone: +1 949-824-1950
Democracy InternationalAbout: “We are committed to supporting active citizens, responsive governments, and engaged civil society and political organizations to achieve a more peaceful, democratic world. By developing and using new knowledge, tools, and approaches, we change people’s lives and improve development assistance in fundamental ways. To do this, Democracy International works in four core practice areas: Politics, Governance, Peace & Resilience, and Learning.”
Georgetown University’s Center for Democracy and Civil SocietyAbout: Founded in 2002, the Center for Democracy and Civil Society (CDACS) is dedicated to original research, policy advocacy, and international partnerships. Through the activities of our renowned faculty and our MA program’s student body CDACS has conducted survey research on civic values in the United States, published articles in scholarly and popular journals, consulted major governmental organizations, and collaborated with international partners on numerous projects.
Phone: (202) 687-6130
Institute for Democracy and JusticeAbout: The Institute for Democracy and Justice is a partnership of state leaders and committed professionals working to promote the principles of democracy and to increase public awareness and knowledge of the roles, functions and interrelationships between the three branches of state government – executive, legislative, and judicial – through civics education. The Institute is dedicated to promoting the principles of democracy through education and public outreach. As such, the Institute will focus on educating the public on the need for a strong, independent, and adequately funded judiciary.
International Forum for Democratic StudiesAbout: The International Forum for Democratic Studies is a leading center for analysis and discussion of the theory and practice of democracy around the world. Bridging the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy, Forum initiatives include publishing the Journal of Democracy, housing fellowship programs for democracy activists and researchers, and organizing events.
Phone: (202) 378-9700
Institute for Democracy in Eastern EuropeAbout: The Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE) is an independent organization dedicated to the active promotion of democracy, civil society, and human rights throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other communist and post-communist countries.
Phone: (202) 361-9346
National Endowment for DemocracyAbout: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is an independent, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Since its founding in 1983, the Endowment has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over.
Phone: (202) 378-9700
National Democratic InstituteAbout:
Vision: We envision a world where democracy and freedom prevail, with dignity for all.
Mission: We work in partnership around the world to strengthen and safeguard democratic institutions, processes, norms and values to secure a better quality of life for all.”
Project on Middle East DemocracyAbout: The Project on Middle East Democracy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to examining how genuine democracies can develop in the Middle East and how the U.S. can best support that process. Through dialogue, research, and advocacy, we work to strengthen the constituency for U.S. policies that peacefully support democratic reform in the Middle East.
Phone: (202) 828-9660
Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of LawAbout: The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) bridges the worlds of scholarship and practice to understand and foster the conditions for effective representative governance, promote balanced and sustainable economic growth, and establish the rule of law.
University of Michigan’s Weiser Center for Emerging DemocraciesAbout: The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED)promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies that foster the transition from autocratic rule to democratic governance, past and present.