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Larry Diamond

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Personal bio
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where he directs the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. A professor by courtesy of political science and sociology, Diamond is also the Peter E. Haas Faculty Co-Director of the Haas Center for Public Service. An expert on democratic development around world, he has taught, researched and advised in countries such as Nigeria, Taiwan, and Iraq. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books on democracy, including The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (2008), and Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq (2005). In 2007 he was named â??Teacher of the Yearâ?? by the Associated Students of Stanford University for teaching that â??transcends political and ideological barriers,â?? and he was also honored by Stanford University with the Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. He was cited, inter alia, for fostering dialogue between Jewish and Muslim students; for â??his inspired teaching and commitment to undergraduate education; for the example he sets as a scholar and public intellectual, sharing his passion for democratization, peaceful transitions, and the idea that each of us can contribute to making the world a better place; and for helping make Stanford an ideal place for undergraduates.â??

Currently teaching
CS 546: Seminar on Liberation Technologies (Autumn)
OSPGEN 13: Israeli Democracy Under Stress (Summer)
POLISCI 147: Comparative Democratic Development (Spring)
SOC 112: Comparative Democratic Development (Spring)
THINK 51: The Spirit of Democracy (Autumn)
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