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2013 Richard W. Lyman Award Winner


Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond, '73, MA '78, PhD '80, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is also the Peter E. Haas Faculty co-director of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford. He teaches about comparative democratic development and post-conflict democracy building.

In 2007, Professor Diamond was named Teacher of the Year and received the University's Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. His latest book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies throughout the World, explores the sources of global democratic progress and stress and the prospects for future democratic expansion.

About the Richard W. Lyman Award

The Richard W. Lyman Award was established in 1983 in President Emeritus Richard Lyman's honor. The Award recognizes one outstanding faculty member whose involvement in Stanford Alumni Association programming and University stewardship over time are truly "above and beyond." Faculty members considered for the award generously donate time to alumni, go beyond the expectations of University appointments and embody the mission of Stanford Alumni Association.

The award provides funds for additions to the permanent collections of the Stanford University Libraries in areas of special interest to the recipient and is presented at the annual faculty appreciation event at "A Toast to Faculty and Lyman Award."

Past Winners

2012
Hank Greely
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law


2011
Lyman P. Van Slyke
Professor of History, Emeritus


2010
Al Camarillo
Professor of History, Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service and Special Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Diversity


2009
Rob Dunbar
W.M. Keck Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, Victoria P. and Roger W. Sant Director of the Earth Systems Program and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

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