Dan Slater, incoming director of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, wrote an op-ed for East Asia Forum about Malaysia's 14th General Election, which was held on May 9, 2018. The election upset, which surprised many and cast out the ruling party, is something Slater attributes to the long trend of economic growth and modernization in Malaysia. Read the article here.

Dan Slater, professor of political science, specializes in the politics and history of enduring dictatorships and emerging democracies, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. He comes to Michigan after twelve years on the faculty at the University of Chicago, where he served as Director of the Center for International Social Science Research (CISSR), Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and associate member in the Department of Sociology. Beginning in July 2018, he will become WCED Director and Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies.