The Carnegie Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program rigorously analyzes the global state of democracy, conflict, and governance, the interrelationship among them, and international efforts to strengthen democracy and governance, reduce violence, and stabilize conflict.
Our program examines emerging global challenges to democracy and produces policy-relevant research on international support to advance democracy, bolster human rights, and improve governance.
Our work investigates how policymakers can improve stabilization efforts, reduce violence, and increase security in the world’s most violent countries, fragile states, and conflict-affected areas.
Our research charts how civic activism is changing globally, how activists and donors are responding to closing space, and how civic movements can translate mobilization into policy action.
Our program pursues fresh insights on reforming American democracy by looking at experiences and lessons from abroad.
Our Reshaping European Democracy project aims to analyze, debate, and help improve European democracy via regular publications and events.
Saskia Brechenmacher is an associate fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, conflict, and governance, as well as trends in civic activism and civil society repression.
Frances Z. Brown is a fellow with Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where she researches stabilization, state building, democratization, decentralization, drivers of conflict, and local governance in fragile states.
Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
Steven Feldstein is a nonresident fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where he focuses on issues of democracy, technology, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, conflict trends, and Africa.
Kleinfeld is a senior fellow in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program. She was the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project.
Matthew T. Page is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Vaishnav’s primary research focus is the political economy of India, and he examines issues such as corruption and governance, state capacity, distributive politics, and electoral behavior.
Jodi Vittori is a nonresident scholar in the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program. She is an expert on the linkages of corruption, state fragility, illicit finance, and U.S. national security.
Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.