PUBLISHED:January 24, 2011

Scholarship Roundtable: Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies

Saturday, January 29, 2011 
Room 4044
Duke Law School

The topic of the roundtable will be “Challenges to Democracy in Divided Societies.” The purpose of the roundtable is to bring together scholars who are not often in conversation with one another across a range of disciplines—particularly law, political science and economics—to think through the current and future challenges to democracy in fractured societies.



  • Suren Avanesyan, USAID Washington
  • Valerie Bunce, Cornell Government
  • Guy-Uriel Charles, Duke Law
  • James Gardner, SUNY Buffalo Law
  • Laurence Helfer, Duke Law
  • Donald L. Horowitz, Duke Law
  • Sam Issacharoff, NYU Law
  • Ellen Katz, Michigan Law
  • Judith Kelley, Duke Public Policy
  • Staffan I. Lindberg, Florida Political Science
  • Ellen Lust, Yale Political Science
  • Jennifer McCoy, Carter Center and Georgia State Political Science
  • Ralf Michaels, Duke Law
  • Gary Milante, World Bank, Development Economics Research Group
  • Christina Murray, University of Cape Town Public Law
  • Janai Nelson, St. Johns Law
  • Wayne Norman, Duke Ethics
  • Brendan O'Leary, Penn Political Science
  • Richard Pildes, NYU Law
  • Benjamin Reilly, Johns Hopkins SE Asia Studies
  • Andrew Reynolds, UNC Political Science
  • Steven Wilkinson, Yale Political Science