Course dates:

From 20 February to 26 March 2023

Free enrolment until 12 March 2023

In this MOOC, academic lecturers in the field of Regime/System Transformation, Quality of Democracy, Elections, and Comparative Politics have been invited to teach, as well as practitioners, data analysts, and policymakers from countries that are currently struggling with the backsliding of democratic institutions and/or are in demanding political regime change in their countries.

The faculty includes, among others:

  • Arusyak Aleksanyan, Head of the Research Unit and Lecturer, Center for European Studies at Yerevan State University
  • Mozn Hassan/NAZRA, Right Livelihood Laureate 2016, Egypt
  • Damir Kapidžić, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Wolfgang Merkel, Emeritus Professor at WZB/Senior Scholar at the Democracy Institute of the Central European University in Budapest
  • Leonardo Morlino, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at LUISS, Rome
  • Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University/Founding Director of the Electoral Integrity Project
  • Jacqueline Moudeina, Right Livelihood Laureate 2011 – tbc
  • Jonathan Van Meerbeeck, INTPA, EU Commission – tbc

The MOOC is designed by Dr. Anja Mihr (OSCE Academy in Bishkek & Center on Governance through Human Rights in Berlin), who is also the main lecturer in the course, and managed by the E-Learning Department of the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC).