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Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Managing Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism: Power, Knowledge and Value

October 16, 2014

ABSTRACT Collective intelligence is channeled to journalism by crowdsourcing and co-creation.

Crime, Violence and Governance in Latin America: Sharing Data and Building a Web-Based Research Network to Expand Knowledge

June 7, 2013

Despite some interesting research on crime and violence in Latin American countries (particularly Colombia), there is still a relative dearth of policy-oriented research.

Governance and Public Goods in Indigenous Mexico

May 24, 2013

We exploit a unique institutional feature in the state of Oaxaca,  Mexico,  where municipalities were allowed to choose between a form of autonomy called “usos y costumbres” or delegating decisions...

Incentives, Fear of Arrest, and HIV/AIDS: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment Amongst Lawbreakers

May 23, 2013

Abstract: How can we encourage illegal actors to seek assistance from the state?

Should American Democracy Assistance become more European? Lessons from EU and US Democracy Assistance in Ethiopia

April 22, 2013

Abstract: The U.S. and the E.U. are often seen as fundamentally different democracy promoters. It has been argued that the U.S.

Bureaucratic Autonomy and Dysfunctions of the American State

April 18, 2013

Speaker Bio: Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

Steering Through a Sea of Change

April 16, 2013

  Remarks by  His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou President, Republic of China (Taiwan)   To be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Professor Condoleezza Rice with panelists Larry DiamondDirector,...

ARD Annual Conference: Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya

March 28, 2013

Fourth annual conference of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) organized in collaboration with the University of Tunis, El Manar and the Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT)....

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

What Tahrir Square Has Done For Social Media: Stories from the Arab Spring

March 14, 2013

Abstract: While the debate rages on regarding the role of social media technologies within the Egyptian revolution of 2011, and more generally the larger wave of ‘Arab Spring’ protests, the more...

Mere Straws in the Wind or Genuine Change? Society, Culture and Public Opinion under China's New Leadership

March 14, 2013

Early returns suggest that it may not be business as usual in state-society relations, with the Party-state being compelled to respond to an increasingly discontented and vocal society, and that a...

The Limitations of Information in Fostering Civic Activity: Experimental Evidence from Mali

March 14, 2013

Abstract: Civic engagement underpins a healthy democracy when it provides channels outside of elections for citizens to express preferences and demands to politicians.

Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices

March 11, 2013

Conference on various aspects of how technology can empower right to information movements and what should be done to harness this potential.

Isolation Versus Engagement: The Taiwanese Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Law

March 8, 2013

Abstract: It has been said that constitutional court judges around the world increasingly participate in a "global judicial dialogue" that causes judges to make increased use of foreign law.

Hackers in the Newsroom: Journalism in the Age of Data

March 8, 2013

Abstract New tools and technologies are changing the ways newsrooms tell stories.

Away from the Keyboard? The Challenges of Command and Control over Cyber Operations

March 7, 2013

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Nearly all scholars writing about the potential for cyber war conclude that states, assumed to be unitary rational actors, are unlikely to use offensive cyber capabilities.

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase 2

March 6, 2013

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Table Abstract: Ahmed Benchemsi, a Stanford visiting scholar and award-winning Moroccan journalist, will introduce "FreeArabs.com".

ICC Speaker Series- The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

March 6, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: 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...

Moving From Access to Disclosure in the Information Age

March 1, 2013

AbstractEver since we started to organize ourselves socially, we have thought hard and long about how to ensure that we can develop checks on the power that we entrust to some in our organization,...

Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way Between West and East

February 27, 2013

  About the speakers: Nicolas Berggruen  Nicolas Berggruen is the Chairman of Berggruen Holdings, a private company, which is the direct investment vehicle of The Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust...

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Seth Krummrich Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor, CDDRL