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The Evolution of Autocracy

February 16, 2017

Abstract:Globalization, shifting great power dynamics, and the growing accessibility of Internet and communication technology has changed the environment within which autocrats operate.

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...

Former Foreign Minister of Russia, Andrei Kozyrev. “The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations”

October 6, 2016

  As the Trump administration prepares to take office, it joins with the previous incoming Bush and Obama administrations in promising to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

LAD Course: LBS National Academy of Administration

June 24, 2016

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid-level Indian government officials is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more...

LAD Course: CIPE and Ukrainian Catholic University

June 22, 2016

This workshop course is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles...

International Dimension of Autocratization in post-Soviet Eurasia

May 19, 2016

**This event is co-sponsored with CREES**Abstract:Twenty five years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union (the USSR), when the fifteen new independent states of Eurasia started the...

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...

Turning the Virtual Tables: Government Strategies for Addressing Online Opposition with an Application to Russia

December 4, 2015

Abstract:Joshua Tucker and his colleagues have introduced a novel classification of strategies employed by autocrats to combat hostile activity on the web and in social media in particular.

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.

Can Ukraine be Saved?

March 25, 2015

EVENT AT FULL CAPACITY   Speaker Bio: Anders Aslund has been a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute since 2006. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Mongolian Perpectives on Northeast Asian affairs

April 14, 2014

Over the past 23 years, Mongolia’s democracy has advanced on many fronts. The initial transition to democracy was peaceful in both economic and political areas.

The Reset in US-Russian Relations: An Obituary

April 11, 2014

Bio:  Michael McFaul is the former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI at Stanford University. He recently returned to FSI after serving as U.S. ambassador to Russia.

The Voice Behind "I Am a Ukrainian"

April 8, 2014

Yulia Marushevska is a Ukrainian activist who was featured in a recent viral video on the revolution in Ukraine.

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

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.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Palliative Care and the Right to Health Advocacy & Impact

January 23, 2014

AbstractAccording to international human rights law, countries have to provide palliative care and pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health.

Designing and Deploying Mobile Technologies for Social Impact: Lessons Learned from Designing for Urban Sex Workers in India and Young Internet Users in Ghana

November 15, 2013

*** Change of Speaker*** Abstract The global spread of mobile phones has led to several technology explorations for social impact.

The Changing Field of Power in Post-Martial Law Taiwan

November 8, 2013

Abstract: Professor Gold will make a presentation that is part of a larger book project that applies the theory of fields as elaborated by Pierre Bourdieu, Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam to the...

University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy:Triumph of the BRICs?

October 31, 2013

Speaker bio: Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University School of Education.

Putin's Russia: The Challenges Of Engagement

October 17, 2013

John Sloan was appointed Canada’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Armenia and Uzbekistan in August 2010.

People

Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Seth Krummrich Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar
Djurdja Padejski Communications Manager, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL