Overview

Established democracies face recurring problems of 'Security and Democratic Exceptions' that raise hard questions about whether it is possible to proceed within the ambit of democratic norms and institutions. This new working group will probe not only the capacities but the repertoire of institutions and ideas which established democracies utilize to deal with actual and perceived 'predators,' external and internal. In examining these strains, the group will take up a range of issues that include population movements, war, terror, and tensions of security and privacy.

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Co-Chairs

Samuel Issacharoff

Bonnie and Richard Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University

Kiron K. Skinner

Director, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University; W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow, Hoover Institution


Members 

Jessica D. Blankshain
Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College

Gabriella Blum
Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Harvard Law School

Paul Collier
Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

Shaheed Fatima
Barrister, Blackstone Chambers

Emily O. Goldman
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, Davis; Co-Director, Joint Center for International and Security Studies

Stephen D. Krasner
Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, Stanford University

Uday Singh Mehta
Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center

Pasquale Pasquino
Global Distinguished Professor of Politics, New York University

Dana Priest
Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post; The John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism, The University of Maryland

Julian E. Zelizer
Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Image credit: “One Nation Under CCTV” by ogglog [CC BY 2.0]

Co-Chairs

Stephen Ansolabehere

Professor of Government, Harvard University

Margaret Weir

Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Avice Saint Chair in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Co-Chairs

Stephen Ansolabehere

Professor of Government, Harvard University

Margaret Weir

Professor of Political Science and Sociology and Avice Saint Chair in Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley