Richard Lappin

University of Leuven, Belgium


Richard Lappin is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Peace Research and Strategic Studies at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He researches issues associated with the delivery of democracy assistance to post-conflict countries.

Lappin has participated in over a dozen democracy assistance missions with the UN, EU, OSCE and Carter Center. He has recently completed assignments in Sierra Leone, Lebanon and Romania.

Lappin has published several articles, including a recent chapter in Peace, Conflict and Identity. He holds an MA in Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Leuven and a BA in Politics and English Literature from Loughborough University.

Featured Work

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FEB 1, 2010 Article

Obama and Democracy Assistance: Challenges and Responses

Although Obama has largely avoided the term democracy assistance, in fact he has delivered a considered and astute response to overcoming Bush's tarnished legacy--a response ...