Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion

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Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion (ACDP)

The Department of State held "the inaugural meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion (ACDP) on Monday, November 6, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice established the Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion to convene external experts to provide her and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development with advice on issues related to democracy promotion in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy and foreign assistance. During the first meeting, the Committee will discuss current U.S. policy and issues regarding democracy advancement and promotion at both the bilateral and multilateral level.

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator Randall L. Tobias, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula J. Dobriansky and Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Barry F. Lowenkron, along with Director of Policy Planning Stephen Krasner, will participate in the inaugural meeting. Under Secretary Dobriansky serves as the Executive Director. Dean Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is the Committee chairperson. Other committee members include former U.S. Government officials, representatives of corporations, not-for-profit non-governmental organizations, public policy organizations, and academic institutions. The committee members were selected for their expertise and extensive experience related to foreign policy or foreign aid issues on democracy promotion...


"ACDP members include: Anne-Marie Slaughter, chair (Princeton University), Lorne Craner (International Republican Institute), Chester Crocker (Georgetown University), Bernard DeLury (formerly of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service), Aaron Friedberg (Princeton University), Carl Gershman (National Endowment for Democracy), Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard Law School), Donald Horowitz (Duke University), Clifford May (Foundation for the Defense of Democracies), Michael Novak (American Enterprise Institute), Mark Palmer (Council for a Community of Democracies and Freedom House), Richard Soudriette (International Foundation for Election Systems), Vin Weber (National Endowment for Democracy), Jennifer Windsor (Freedom House), Richard Williamson (Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw), and Kenneth Wollack (National Democratic Institute)." [1]

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