Transition Assistance Practice Group / Senior Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Thomas Carothers

Thomas Carothers oversees all research programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace h. He also directs the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and carries out research and writing on democracy-related issues. Thomas is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society. He has worked on democracy assistance projects for many organisations and carried out extensive field research on aid efforts around the world.

He is the author of six critically acclaimed books and many articles in prominent journals and newspapers. He is a distinguished visiting professor at the Central European University in Budapest and was previously a visiting faculty member at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and Johns Hopkins SAIS. Prior to joining the Endowment, Thomas practiced international and financial law at Arnold & Porter and served as an attorney adviser in the office of the legal adviser of the U.S. Department of State.