The Community of Democracies is an action-oriented organization that relies on the knowledge and expertise of world-renowned scholars drawn from academic institutions around the world.
The Academic Advisory Board of the Community of Democracies is chaired by Prof. Wojciech Sadurski from the faculty of law at the University of Sydney and comprised of a panel of experts.
To respond to demands of such expertise by the Permanent Secretariat and other bodies of the Community;
To produce papers and reports on its own initiative.
The Academic Advisory Board consists of distinguished scholars of the world’s most prestigious universities and other research institutes who are experts in the field of democratization studies, political change, modernization and development, comparative politics, good governance, human rights, rule of law, gender politics, and response to national and transnational threats and challenges to democracy. Members are nominated for a period of four years, with the possibility of reappointment.
Role of Members
To be natural “Ambassadors” of the CoD in their countries and academic circles;
To produce short papers (working papers, policy positions, links to scholarly literature etc.) in response to expression of needs of the PSCD and other CoD bodies;
To articulate, occasionally, his/her own observations about the activities of the CoD;
To constitute a natural pool of speakers and lecturers for various CoD events such as democracy lectures, democracy workshops, the PSCD conferences, the education for democracy workshops etc.
To take part in consultations aimed at providing advice/observation on democracy-related issues.
See here for a List of AAB/CoD members