The Center for the Study of Democracy has a number of cooperative arrangements with
other universities and research centers outside the United States. These ties facilitate
interchange of scholars, including both faculty and graduate students, and foster
research conferences and other collaborative projects.
Cooperation with the Center for the Study of Democracy,
Leuphana University, Luneburg, Germany.
The Director of this program Ferdinand Muller-Rommel is a CSD International Affiliate, as is Christian Welzel. Both have been visitors at UCI under CSD auspices. In 2012, CSD signed an agreement for cooperation between the two Centers that facilitates UCI's CSD hosting graduate student visitors from Leuphana whose expenses are covered by the sending institution, and the participation of one or more UCI graduate students or faculty in their summer workshops on comparative politics. This relationship was renewed in 2020.