Academic Advisory Board

The Academic Advisory Board (AAB) brings the valuable perspectives of academics who study democracy, human rights and related subjects to the work of the Community of Democracies.

Under the leadership of Dr. Wojciech Sadurski, a professor of jurisprudence at The University of Sydney, the Academic Advisory Board produces policy papers and reports on its own initiative on the Community’s priority issues. It also supports the Permanent Secretariat and other bodies by providing on-demand expertise on a variety of topics.

Established in 2010, the Academic Advisory Board includes distinguished scholars affiliated with some of the world’s most prestigious universities and research institutes. They are experts in the fields of democratization studies, political change, modernization and development, comparative politics, good governance, human rights, rule of law, gender politics and response to national and transnational threats and challenges to democracy.

Members of the Academy Advisory Board are nominated for a period of four years, approved by the Permanent Secretariat, with the possibility of reappointment.