Our Advisors and Board

The work of protecting our democracy is one that transcends party and ideology, and is informed by a diverse variety of experts and scholars.


Protect Democracy Advisors

The work of protecting our democracy is one that transcends party and ideology. We are proud to have a diverse array of experts who share our commitment to this mission and have offered their advice on this work. Some engage in specific projects, others at a more general level, and none bear responsibility for — nor even endorse — everything we do, but they believe, as we do, that all Americans must stand together in defense of our democratic institutions.

Anne Applebaum

Author, Senior Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Steven Levitsky

David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, Harvard University.

Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Professor of Italian and History, New York University

John McKay

Former United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington

Sheri Berman

Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University

Michael Miller

Professor of Political Science, The George Washington University

Mona Charen

Policy Editor, The Bulwark, Columnist, and Former Speechwriter to First Lady Nancy Reagan

Yascha Mounk

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University

Linda Chavez

Chairman, Center for Equal Opportunity, Columnist, and Former White House Director of Public Liaison to President Ronald Reagan

Brendan Nyhan

Presidential Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Erica Chenoweth

Academic Dean for Faculty Engagement and Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment, Harvard Kennedy School

Spencer Overton

Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University School of Law

Tom Coleman

Former U.S. Representative (R-MO)

Thomas Perrelli

Former Associate Attorney General of the United States

John Dean

Former White House Counsel

Richard Primus

Theodore J. St. Antoine Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Matthew Dowd

Author, Political Analyst, and Former Chief Strategist, Bush-Cheney 2004

Mickey Edwards

Former U.S. Representative (R-OK)

Jennifer Richeson

Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Mindy Finn

CEO, Citizen Data and Founder, Stand Up Republic

Kim Lane Scheppele

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

Michael Gottlieb

Former Assistant United States Attorney and Associate White House Counsel

Timothy Snyder

Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University

Aziz Huq

Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, The University of Chicago Law School

Donald Verrilli

Former Solicitor General of the United States

Marcos Daniel Jiménez

Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida

Kimberly Wehle

Professor of Law, University of Baltimore and Former Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater Investigation

Khizr Khan

Lawyer, Constitutional Rights Advocate and Author

Evan Wolfson

Founder, Freedom to Marry

Rachel Kleinfeld

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Daniel Ziblatt

Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies and Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University


Board Members

Protect Democracy Project

United to Protect Democracy

Protect Democracy Project is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. United to Protect Democracy is a registered 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.