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Welcome to the Institute for Democracy and Development

The mission for the Institute of Democracy and Development (IDD) is to promote research on issues related to democracy and development, while providing teaching, learning and service opportunities to the community of faculty, staff and students at the University of Louisville. Through singular and collaborative efforts, IDD exists to cultivate new knowledge about the process of democratic development in a diverse, rapidly changing world.

 IDD seeks to further the understanding of democracy and development throughout the world by providing a platform for the discussion and research collaboration of scholars from various academic and national backgrounds.

 IDD furthers its objectives by organizing and supporting the research of its affiliated faculty, hosting research conferences and prominent visiting scholars, and issuing occasional papers written by faculty and visiting scholars.


Ford HallUniversity of Louisville
Institute for Democracy and Development
Ford Hall Room 205
Louisville, KY 40292

Phone: (502) 852-6831
Fax: (502) 852-7923

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