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Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond, a member of the editorial board of American Purpose, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He coordinates the democracy program of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He is co-founder of the National Endowment for Democracy’s Journal of Democracy.

Articles and Events

Who Will Certify the Certifiers?

Who Will Certify the Certifiers?

After 2022, will our elections be free from manipulation—by our own elected state officials?

Larry Diamond, Lindsay Newfeld
Ranked-Choice Voting Is More Democratic, Not Less

Ranked-Choice Voting Is More Democratic, Not Less

The authors respond to Congressman Mickey Edwards’ recent article by countering that RCV enhances, rather than detracts from, democracy’s most important characteristics.

Peter Ackerman, Larry Diamond, Cara Brown McCormick
The Most Important Elections of 2022

The Most Important Elections of 2022

Winning three governorships could enable the Republican Party to rig the 2024 presidential election.

Larry Diamond
Is the Climate Crisis Just Too Hot for Us to Handle?

Is the Climate Crisis Just Too Hot for Us to Handle?

Probably not—if we give citizens a way to talk to each other without the polarizing labels.

James Fishkin, Larry Diamond
Securing American Democracy

Securing American Democracy

The dangers are clear and present, but so are the solutions.

Larry Diamond

September 15, 2021: Larry Diamond and Nicole Bibbins Sedaca discuss “Political Reform to Curb Polarization." In cooperation with Protect Democracy

Join us on September 15, 2021 to hear Larry Diamond discuss “Political Reform to Curb Polarization." In cooperation with Protect Democracy. Larry Diamond, a member of the editorial board of American Purpose, is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He coordinates the democracy program of the Center on

Larry Diamond, American Purpose

Mar. 16, 2021: Minxin Pei and Larry Diamond discuss "The China Challenge: How Democracies Should Respond."

Join us on March 16, 2021 to hear Professor Minxin Pei discuss "The China Challenge: How Democracies Should Respond." He is joined by Larry Diamond. Minxin Pei is currently the Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College. Professor Pei is

Minxin Pei, Larry Diamond
We Know What We Have To Do

We Know What We Have To Do

Holding the perpetrators of January 6 accountable is not an act of vengeance; it is required for the defense of democracy.

Larry Diamond