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Press Release: Will body-worn cameras curb police violence?

December 2015

This month Stanford researchers are in one of the largest slums – or favelas – in Latin America to launch the first-of-its kind comprehensive study on the use of body-worn cameras by the military...

CDDRL researchers study how to reduce deadly police force in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Stanford researchers seek better strategies to control the lethal use of police force in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Conference explores initiatives to curb youth violence in Latin America and US

July 2015

In April, the Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed academics, policymakers, practitioners and youth leaders from...

In Rio’s slums, Stanford researchers study police reform

June 2015

Working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a team of Stanford researchers led by Beatriz Magaloni, are partnering with the Brazilian government and civil society to better understand how recent...

Paul Amar examines social militarization in Egypt and Brazil [VIDEO]

April 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, UC Santa Barbara Political Scientist Paul Amar discussed his book The Security Archipelago, winner of the 2014 Charles Taylor Book...

Stanford conference to examine violence and policing

April 2014

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists will meet next week at Stanford to examine violence and policing in Latin American and the United States.

In Rio's slums, Stanford students examine social policy up close

October 2013

In June 2013, Beatriz Magaloni, director of PovGov, led the Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program to Brazil.

Local Maladies, Global Remedies: Rethinking Right to Health Duties

July 2013

Access to life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical treatments is a nagging problem for millions of Latin Americans.

Violent Corruption and Violent Lobbying: Logics of Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

July 2013

Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes reducing...

CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

June 2013

CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the...

Conference proposes meaningful ways to advance health rights

November 2012

On October 30, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) held a day-long conference to examine health and human rights.

Honors program inspires research, connects students to policy world

October 2012

During a five-day trip to Washington, D.C., students met with more than a dozen officials from government agencies and development groups.

Welcoming the class of 2013 undergraduate honors students

August 2012

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2013 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

The Program on Human Rights welcomes new program manager

September 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is pleased to announce that Nadejda Marques has joined the Program on Human Rights (PHR) to serve as the new program manager.

Mexico conference to draw international experts

August 2011

On October 3 and 4, the Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will co-sponsor a conference examining the issues of violence, drugs, and...

Fung on why technology hasn't revolutionized politics

March 2011

Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at the Harvard Kennedy School, delivered the March 3 Liberation Technology seminar titled, Why Technology Hasn't Revolutionized...

Larry Diamond: Transition traps

February 2011

After the peaceful mass uprising that toppled one of the world’s oldest autocracies, it is now possible to imagine the emergence of a genuine democracy in Egypt—the most important country in the...

Diamond provides recommendations for a post-Mubarak world

February 2011

Two decades after the fall of Soviet-bloc dictatorships, popular movements for democracy are erupting in the last regional bastion of authoritarianism: the Arab world.

Cavallaro on human rights exceptionalism in Brazil

February 2011

On February 1, James Cavallaro, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard and Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Human Rights, spoke at the fifth installment of the Sanela Diana...

Jennifer Bussell on reforming Indian Public Services in the digital era

January 2011

Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B.

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

Larry Diamond: How to save democracy

January 2009

Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name, Larry Diamond writes in Newsweek. The new administration needs to get it right.


Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Vanessa Melo Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty and Governance