Institute of World Politics

Certificate in Democracy Building


1521 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Democracy Building

Format: Campus

Program Description:


This certificate is designed to provide an understanding of the principles required for establishing successful democracies, how these have been promoted worldwide, and the policy issues associated with America’s role in the process of building democracy.

Introductory Courses: Democratization, Nation Building, and U.S. Foreign Policy (required); Foundations of Political and Economic Freedom (required); Problems of Promoting Regime Change and Democracy (required); American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy.

Choose one of the following courses: Islam and Geopolitics in Eurasia; Islam in Contemporary Global Politics; U.S.-Latin American Relations: Threats and Opportunities; Russian Politics and Foreign Policy; U.S.-African Relations.


Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 20

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,000

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