Dr. Amichai Magen is a lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, and the W. Glenn Campbell National Fellow in the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His research and writing address international law and international relations; democracy, development and the rule of law; state failure and Middle East politics. He is the co-editor of two book – International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy? (Routledge, 2008) (with Leonardo Morlino), and Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Palgrave-McMillan 2009) (with Michael McFaul and Thomas Risse) – and is published in leading academic journals, including the Stanford Journal of International Law; the International Studies Review and the European Foreign Affairs Review. In 2001 Amichai was a founding member of Kol Dor – a global Jewish network for emerging leaders – and in 2005 he co-founded the Stanford University Chapter of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). From 1999 to 2002 Magen served as a Legal and Policy Adviser to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Israel.