An educator, Dr. Douglas specializes in democracy in developing countries, international ethics, and international labor affairs. He has lived and worked in Germany, Korea, Peru, and China, and has experience in developing labor education programs throughout Latin America.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington, an M.A. from SAIS of Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. He has the past 40 years, winning the program’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002. As a Professorial Lecturer at SAIS since 1992 he has taught courses on International Ethics and on Labor in Developing Countries. He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Korea twice, in 1963 and 1980.

In 1969-70 he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Studies at New York University. In 2009-2011 he was a Visiting Professor of Politics at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

He is the author of Developing Democracy, co-editor of Promoting Democracy, and author of a number of book chapters, as well as articles in such journals as Asian Perspective, Challenge, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Freedom Review, International Organization, The Washington Quarterly, Human Rights Quarterly, and The Georgetown Strategic Studies Review.