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Can Cash Boost Governance in Poor Countries?

May 8, 2017

Abstract:One policy option for countries reliant on natural resources is to share part of the revenues directly with citizens, an idea known as oil to cash.

Stopping the Financing of Genocide

February 28, 2017

 This event is co-sponsored by the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.  Abstract:Unchecked greed is the...

Decapitation by Arrest: International Justice and Demobilization in the DRC

February 14, 2017

Abstract:Commentators have vigorously debated whether international criminal justice mechanisms favor conflict or peace.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Psychology of Political Risk in Autocracy

November 3, 2016

Abstract:Many authoritarian regimes use the threat of repression to suppress dissent.

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School 2016

June 22, 2016

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid- and high-level African government officials and business leaders is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the...

Election Integrity and the Responsiveness of Politicians

May 26, 2016

Abstract:Do cleaner elections lead to more responsive politicians? In many developing countries, domestic and international organizations take various initiatives to make elections cleaner.

Empowering the World: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Foreign Policy

February 22, 2016

Please note: the start time for this event has been moved from 3:00 to 3:15pm.Join FSI Director Michael McFaul in conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy...

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

CDDRL Senior Honors Program Information Session

January 25, 2016

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

In Search of Sustainable Democracy: Reflections on Three Decades of Research

October 20, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law has closed registration for this event.

Building Peace in a Fragile World

October 8, 2015

AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, will discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward. Ms.

Reimagining Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for Action on Behalf of Minorities

April 20, 2015

Abstract:African civil society is grappling with the stagnation of democratization after the highs of the Arab Spring and the crackdowns in its aftermath.

Corruption, Democracy and Security

April 2, 2015

AUDIO FROM SEGMENT OF TALK   Description:  John Githongo speaks on the Nigeria's triumph of democracy - a relatively peaceful transition of power - and Kenya's recent school shooting tragedy.

Legislatures and the Institutionalization of Politics in Africa

March 12, 2015

Abstract: What explains the variation in legislative strength in African states since the early 1990s?

Africa (Up)Rising: Confronting the New Authoritarianism

February 6, 2015

*Please note that the seminar begins with a reception at 4:00pm where you can meet and talk with Mr.

The Long-Term Impact of Imperialism on Gender

May 22, 2014

Abstract: Gender equality is considered important for development and good governance, yet the causes of cross-national variation in gender equality are still not well understood.

Global Health and Local Governance in Rural Malawi

May 1, 2014

Abstract: Public health is widely understood to be both inherently political and easily politicized, yet few studies have examined how global health interventions actively, if unintentionally, co...

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration

March 13, 2014

AbstractThe framework of "LGBT rights" can be critiqued as challenging tradition or as culturally specific, yet at the same time, it can be essential to one's sense of identity and justice.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

Human Rights and Health to Advance Development: Case of Rwanda

February 27, 2014

Hon.Agnes Binagwaho has served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Rwanda since October 2008.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

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James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Raymond Levitt Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship