Mission & Scope

The Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions seeks to advance publicly-engaged research, teaching, and dissemination of ideas and knowledge about innovation in democratic practice and institutions.

Through its programs, the Centre supports excellence in research and teaching, brings together scholars, public officials and students from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines, and works with governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Institute for Future Legislators (IFL), an innovative program that prepares people for public life, is one of the Centre’s major activities.