Robert Pastor to leave AU

No official announcement yet, but reports are that Robert Pastor, Vice President for International Affairs at American University and the moving force behind the Carter/Barker Commission on Federal Election Reform, is leaving American University. I expect that Pastor will pursue his interests in democratic development and election administration in other nations, an area of interest since his year’s as executive director of the Carter Center.

What this will mean for the various democratic development and election centers at AU is not clear.