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Sittwe Film Screening & Panel Discussion About Rakhine State, Burma

November 6, 2017

Sittwe gives voice to two teenagers separated by conflict and segregation in Burma’s Rakhine state, Phyu Phyu Than, a Rohingya girl and Aung San Myint, a Buddhist boy.

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

October 13, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Southeast Asia Program Who is Rodrigo Duterte?  How did he become president of the...

Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

June 8, 2017

Abstract:In India, the world’s largest democracy, the symbiotic relationship between crime and politics raises complex questions.

CANCELLED -- Deliberative Polling in Mongolia: From Urban Governance to Constitutional Amendments

May 23, 2017

Speaker(s) Bio:Zandanshatar Gombojav, Member of Parliament, having recently served as the General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, Mongolia's largest party by membership.

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.

Planning for the Occupation of Japan (Event cancelled)

April 27, 2017

Abstract:The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Empowering progress: Reformism and State-Building in the Philippines

March 21, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Southeast Asia Program  The Philippines is typically characterized as a weak, even patrimonial, state in which...

Dictatorship and Information

March 9, 2017

Abstract:How do autocracies collect information on popular discontent?

1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from China

February 9, 2017

Abstract:Media censorship is considered as the hallmark of authoritarian regimes. Why don’t citizens acquire uncensored info despite the low cost availability?

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...

The Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 8, 2016

 Speaker Bio:Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada.

History and Democracy in Contemporary India

October 24, 2016

Abstract:Sunil Khilnani’s new book, Incarnations, tells India’s history through 50 biographical essays, ranging from the Buddha to a contemporary billionaire.

The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: Insights from 260 Cases of Collusive Corruption

October 20, 2016

Abstract:“Corruption in the post-Tiananmen era exhibits distinct characteristics not found in the 1980s, such as astronomical sums of money looted by officials, their family members, and their...

China's Quality of Government in Comparative Perspective

October 13, 2016

Abstract: China's government alternately appears in western scholarship as an idealized meritocracy or a corrupt cohort of venal officials.

A New Era in the Hong Kong Democracy Movement: Front Line Perspectives from Two Student Leaders

April 11, 2016

AbstractTwo student leaders and activists will discuss the new era of Hong Kong's democracy movement with prospects for the future of Hong Kong after 2047. Speaker Bios Joshua Chi-fung Wong (left),...

Authoritarian Responsiveness: Evidence from China

March 31, 2016

Abstract:A growing body of research suggests that authoritarian regimes are responsive to societal actors, but we know little about the sources and limitations of authoritarian responsiveness...

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.

Autocracy: Toward an Integrated Analytical Framework

February 10, 2016

Abstract:The study of autocracy is arguably one of the most visible fields in political science, producing an already voluminous and still growing literature.

The Politics of Higher Education in India

January 28, 2016

Abstract:India has the third largest system of higher education in the world, with many expecting this system to drive India's economic development going forward.

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...

Stanford's JSK Fellows on Liberation Technology

October 29, 2015

The JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford (jsk.stanford.edu) each year brings 20 outstanding journalists and journalism innovators to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.

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.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Sadaf H. Minapara Program Manager
Kharis Templeman Academic Research & Program Manager, Democracy in Taiwan
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL