Stephen Holmes, professor at New York University School of Law, is a non-resident senior associate with the Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project. A specialist on constitutional law and legal reform in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, he is researching issues relating to rule-of-law reform in Russia and other post-communist states.
His distinguished teaching career includes appointments at Yale University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago. He also served as director of the Soros Foundation program for promoting legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe. Mr. Holmes is the author of numerous publications including Passions and Constraints: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy and The Anatomy of Anti-Liberalism.