Democracy Coalition Project
The Democracy Coalition Project "is a nongovernmental organization that conducts research and advocacy relating to democracy promotion policies at the national, regional and global levels. Begun in June 2001 as an initiative of the Open Society Institute, the Democracy Coalition Project relies on an international network of civil society organizations, scholars, foreign policy experts and politicians committed to democracy promotion as an essential element of international peace and human development." 
Helps coordinate the UN Democracy Caucus.
- Robert Herman - Former Cofounder and Co-director
US Advisory Board
- Lisa Anderson Dean, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and authority on the Middle East, including democratic reform in the Islamic world.
- Tom Carothers Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- Michael Chege Director of the Center for African Studies, University of Florida at Gainesville. Served with the Ford Foundation in Southern Africa.
- Margaret Crahan Professor at Hunter College; expert in religion, human rights and democratization in Latin America.
- Larry Diamond Currently at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University.
- Morton Halperin Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Director of the Center for Democracy and Free Markets. Director, OSI Washington office.
- Fiona Hill Authority on Russia and the former Soviet Union and an articulate voice on human rights and democracy building.
- Mahnaz Ispahani Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Co-Executive Director, Independent Task Force on India and South Asia. *
- Harold Hongju Koh Distinguished thinker on democracy and human rights. Faculty member, Yale Law School, and former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
- Orville Schell Prolific writer and commentator on Asian affairs and Dean, UC Berkeley School of Journalism.
International Advisory Board
- Asma Jahangir Pakistan
- Aung San Suu Kyi Burma
- Bronislaw Geremek Poland - Mr. Geremek is the former foreign minister of Poland and a former member of Parliament. He is a founding member of the Democratic Union and from 1994-1997 he chaired the Freedom Union’s Parliamentary Caucus. In August 1980 Professor Geremek became a senior advisor to the Gdansk Strike Committee and helped found the independent trade union Solidarnosc (Solidarity). After his detainment under martial law in December 1981 and release a year later, he became an advisor to the clandestine Solidarity Provisional Committee and an aide to Lech Walesa. He has received numerous awards and honorary doctoral degrees.
- Emeka Anyaoku Nigeria
- Emma Bonino Italy
- Frene Ginwala South Africa
- George Soros United States
- John Lewis United States - Mr. Lewis is a member of the U.S. Congress and for more than forty years he has been in the vanguard of progressive social movements and the human rights struggles of the United States. Mr. Lewis has been a member of Congress since 1986. Previously he served as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Associate Director of the Field Foundation, and Director of the Voter Education Project. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-Violent Peace Prize.
- Jose Ramos-Horta East Timor
- Madeleine Albright United States - Chairman of The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
- Michel Rocard France
- Mohamed Sahnoun Algeria
- Pavol Demes Slovakia - Pavol Demes, is the Director for Central and Eastern Europe of the German Marshall Fund of the United States based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Previously he served as the Executive Director of the Slovak Academic Information Agency-Service Center. Mr. Demes was Foreign Policy Advisor of the President of the Slovak Republic (1993-97) and from 1991-92 he was the Minister of International Relations in the Government of the Slovak Republic. An internationally recognized NGO leader, Demes has spoken on civil society and NGO issues in many international fora. He holds collective EU-US Democracy and Civil Society Award, since 1998; USAID Democracy and Governance Award (1999), and Democracy and Civil Society Award by the Serbian NGOs (2000).
- Samira A.S. Omar Kuwait - Ms. Omar is an environmental activist and advocate for women’s rights. She is a member of the board to the Women Cultural and Social Society whose mission is to promote the role of Kuwaiti women in social, culture and economic development. She has served as a consultant to the UNDP, World Bank, and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences. She in a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Kuwait Environment Protection Society.
- Sergey Kovalev Russia
- Sonia Picado Sotela Costa Rica - Ms. Picado is the President of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Public Policy Project, a founding Board Member of the Humanitarian Dialog Center and a member of the Council Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
- Surin Pitsuwan Thailand
- Valentin Paniagua Peru
- Wangari Maathai Kenya
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