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Welcoming the class of 2018 undergraduate honors students

May 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of undergraduate senior honors students.Honors students spend three...

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2017

May 2017

Miguel BronfmanNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION OFFICE ARGENTINA Sheikh Maytham Al SalmanBAHRAIN INTERFAITH BAHRAIN Isabel AmorimEDITORA ABRIL BRAZIL Yasmine FaroukCAIRO UNIVERSITYEGYPT Mohamed...

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

The Future of Globalization

February 2017

The populist backlash against globalization is being felt acutely across Europe as well as here in the US.

Democracy and Its Enemies

December 2016

Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, touched base on why democracy is important, revisited events in Iraq, spoke about Russia and other issues in...

Russia and the Threat to Liberal Democracy

December 2016

"Since the end of World War II, the most crucial underpinning of freedom in the world has been the vigor of the advanced liberal democracies and the alliances that bound them together.

The Future of International Order

December 2016

How is the current cooperative international order positioned to face the political forces of rising nationalism in the world?A Conversation Series by United Nations University with CDDRL Deputy...

Francis Fukuyama Explains Why Children of Men Is So Great

October 2016

CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama participated the screening of the Children of Men, the 2006 film adaptation of PD James’ dystopian novel, at the event organized by the Future Tense - “My...

Fukuyama & Diamond on Democracy

June 2016

Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama, senior fellows at the Freeman Spogli Institute, have both written essays in the July/August 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.

CDDRL honors students recognized for outstanding theses

June 2016

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law congratulates its undergraduate honors class for completing their original research and undergraduate theses.

Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

FSI faculty discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil

March 2016

Three of Stanford's most seasoned international affairs experts discussed foreign policy and diplomacy – and practiced a bit of it on stage, too – as they tackled the topics of refugees, Russia and...

Human rights experts weigh in on Syria conflict

November 2015

On November 10, CDDRL and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice welcomed Human Rights Watch's Director of Emergencies Peter Bouckaert and Sareta Ashraph, senior analyst on...

Democracy still holds promise globally, though in retreat for now, Diamond says

September 2015

In a recent piece in Stanford News, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond expresses his thoughts on the ebbing of global democratic expansion, highlighting that not all countries have equal opportunities...

Diamond: Facing up to the democratic recession

February 2015

In the 25th anniversary edition of The Journal of Democracy, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond reflects on the current democratic recession and why this trend is so troubling.Diamond, who serves as the...

FSI's Mike McFaul on the 'judo master' in the Kremlin

August 2014

Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is featured in this week's New Yorker magazine and writes in this Politico piece that Russia's President...

Ben Abdallah leaves Stanford for the UK

June 2014

Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, a consulting professor at CDDRL is leaving Stanford at the end of this academic year to pursue research in Islamic studies in the United Kingdom.

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

May 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism....

George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

May 2014

In remarks that were often blunt and sometimes funny, George W. Bush spoke with Stanford students about some of the defining moments of his presidency.

At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

February 2014

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse.

Casper shares insights into speeches from his presidency

February 2014

Academic freedom was a recurring theme during Gerhard Casper's eight years at the helm of Stanford.

FSI scholar weighs in on political protests in Kiev

December 2013

In an interview on KQED’s Forum, FSI’s Kathryn Stoner analyzes the political turmoil surrounding President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign an economic agreement with the European Union.

Liberation technology seminar series debuts on Sept 26

September 2013

The Liberation technology seminar series starts on Sept 26 and will take place every Thursday until Dec 5 (except Nov 28). For further details, read on.

Introducing the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows

September 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to introduce the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows.

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Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
James S. Fishkin Professor, Communication
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Alexandra Pichler Fong Visiting Scholar
Seth Krummrich Visiting Scholar, CDDRL