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David Carroll

director, democ program, Carter Center

Dr. Carroll leads the Center's initiative on developing standards and best practices in international election observation, and has managed or participated in more than 20 Carter Center projects to strengthen democracy and electoral processes. Carroll joined The Carter Center in 1991 as assistant director of the Latin American and Caribbean Program, and since 2003 has directed the Democracy Program. He received his PhD in International Relations from the University of South Carolina, has published articles and book chapters on development and democratization, and has taught at Georgia State University and the University of the South.