The International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council is a group of approximately 80 scholars and specialists recognized for their outstanding work and expertise on democracy and democratization. It includes experts specializing in particular regions and countries, as well as scholars who study broader, comparative issues. Research Council members represent a wide range of theoretical and intellectual perspectives, reflecting the diversity in the field of democracy studies.
Research Council members participate in Forum activities by:
- Providing intellectual input on research topics
- Participating in Forum panel presentations, working groups, and roundtable discussions
- Contributing articles to the Forum’s Journal of Democracy and other Forum publications
- Building organizational partnerships with the Forum to conduct joint conferences and research projects