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Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Leading social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

February 2016

Stanford’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomes four social entrepreneurs to campus this year to engage students and the Stanford community with leaders in the social sector.

Teaching values and purpose for social change

September 2015

This article originally appeared in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on Sept.

Ben Ahmed examines the challenge of youth alienation in the Tunisian transition [VIDEO]

April 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, Executive Director of the Mediterranean Development Initiative Ghazi Ben Ahmed examined the challenge of youth alienation in the...

Stanford scholar examines entrepreneurship in North Africa

April 2014

In a recent report, CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow Amr Adly, with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise, provides insight on post-revolution entrepreneurship in Egypt and...

Tackling development challenges in Africa, three social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

March 2013

In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

Using law to promote social change, three social entrepreneurs join CDDRL community this fall

September 2012

In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San...

Head of Stanford Technology Ventures Program joins faculty advisory council

April 2012

The Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomes the newest member of the Faculty Advisory Council, Dr.

Stanford research suggests increased role for social entrepreneurship in post Arab Spring countries

April 2012

A new research study released by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy finds that economic conditions coupled with social changes unleashed by the Arab Spring have created an environment ripe...

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

March 2012

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL...

CDDRL's research community expands

September 2011

CDDRL is pleased to welcome new (and returning) faculty, staff, pre and post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars to our expanding research community for the 2011-12 academic year.

Kavita Ramdas joins CDDRL's new program on social entrepreneurship

September 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University announced today that Kavita N.

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

April 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students.

SSIPI partnership launches open call for papers on Lebanon

March 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University, the Safadi Foundation USA (SFUSA), and the Center on...

The Program on Social Entrepreneurship

January 2011

The Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law seeks to actively integrate the on-the-ground experience of social entrepreneurs from...

Rising international stars: 2010 Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development

July 2010

Rising leaders from a diverse group of nations in transition, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, and Nigeria arrived on July 25 for a three-week seminar with Stanford faculty,...

Matt Halprin and Stephen King on using technology to catalyze large-scale social change

October 2009

Matt Halprin is a Partner leading Omidyar Network's Media and Stephen King is the Director of Investments and is based in London.

Jojarth proposes conditional distribution of oil revenues scheme for petrostates like Kazakhstan

July 2008

In Caspian oil giant Kazakhstan there are two types of cranes--the idle ones and the busy ones, writes Christine Jojarth in FSI In The World, a new faculty blog for the Freeman Spogli Institute....

Former President of Mexico sees positive economic, social growth for Latin America

March 2008

Addressing a packed auditorium on March 5, Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, spoke with intensity about Latin America's prospects for both social welfare and economic well-being in the...


Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Vanessa Melo Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty and Governance
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Dinsha Mistree Affiliate, CDDRL
Shelby Grossman Postdoctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Sarina Beges-Thysen Associate Director, CDDRL