Elizabeth Spiro Clark

Elizabeth Spiro Clark, a U.S. foreign service officer, is currently on leave as a visiting fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies and an associate at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. She previously directed the office of democracy promotion in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Department of State and has authored and edited numerous works on democracy and human rights. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and should not be taken as an expression of government policy.