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Islam, Trade and City Growth before the 19th Century

December 7, 2017

Abstract:In the year 1200, many of the largest cities in Western Europe were inhabited by just tens of thousands of individuals while Middle Eastern and Central Asia cities had upwards to 100,000...

Fake News in the 2016 Election

November 30, 2017

Abstract:The factually dubious for-profit articles known as “fake news” were read and shared by millions of people during the 2016 U.S.

Online Disinformation during Crisis Events

November 16, 2017

Abstract:Since 2013, my collaborators and I have conducted research on how rumors and misinformation spread through social media during crisis events.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

For Safety or Profits

November 9, 2017

Abstract:This paper provides evidence that innovative multinational firms attempt to use health and safety regulations to eliminate cheaper, generic products from the market, even when they...

Sittwe Film Screening & Panel Discussion About Rakhine State, Burma

November 6, 2017

Sittwe gives voice to two teenagers separated by conflict and segregation in Burma’s Rakhine state, Phyu Phyu Than, a Rohingya girl and Aung San Myint, a Buddhist boy.

Special Evening to Celebrate the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program

November 2, 2017

 PANELISTSValeriy Chaly Ukrainian Ambassador to the United StatesLenna Koszarny Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon CapitalMichael McFaulDirector of the Freeman Spogli Institute...

How Change Happens

November 2, 2017

Abstract:Duncan Green, Oxfam Strategic Adviser and LSE Professor of Practice in International Development, introduces the arguments of his new book, How Change Happens (OUP, October 2016).

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

The Political Economy of Corporate Governance

October 26, 2017

Abstract:Economists and others have argued that when business managers are rewarded to maximize profits and stock prices, the outcome will be efficient.

Freedom House, Freedom on the Net 2017 Report Launch

October 24, 2017

Please join Freedom House and Stanford's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) for the West Coast launch of the latest edition of Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's annual study of Internet...

Theories of Development and External State Building

October 19, 2017

Abstract:Modernization theory, institutional capacity, and rational choice institutionalism are the three candidate theories that explain how rich democratic states got to be rich and democratic....

The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

October 13, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Center for East Asian Studies, and the Southeast Asia Program Who is Rodrigo Duterte?  How did he become president of the...

The Sovereignty Wars: America and the World

October 12, 2017

Abstract:Few Ideas are as sacred in American politics as sovereignty.

Identity and Identity Politics

October 5, 2017

Abstract:The concept of identity is a modern one in which individuals and groups seek recognition of the dignity of a hidden inner self.

Labor Activism under Egypt’s New Authoritarianism

October 4, 2017

ABSTRACTDespite security surveillance, forced dismissals of labor activists, and referrals of labor activists and protesters to military trials, labor activism remains at the forefront of societal...

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?

October 4, 2017

Cosponsored by The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Abstract:Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a...

Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Launch

October 3, 2017

Abstract: Since the events of Euromaidan in 2013-14, Ukraine has been striving for democratic development and advancement through political reforms and strengthening of institutions.

Cross-Strait Relations after the 19th Party Congress

October 2, 2017

AbstractSpeculation about the course of cross-Strait relations after the upcoming 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress ranges from greater PRC flexibility to substantially increased pressure on...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Humanitarian Hypocrisy

September 28, 2017

Abstract:Although peace operations are the main policy instrument for directly protecting civilians from severe violence, only a few are designed to reflect threatened civilians’ security needs.

The Existential Threat of Big Tech

September 26, 2017

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.  Abstract: Over the past decades, there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information.

Digital Technology and Democracy: Launch of the Global Digital Policy Incubator

September 26, 2017

Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor Political Scienceand FSI Senior Fellow, Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover...

Special Event: Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Taiwan after the 2016 Elections

August 20, 2017

 For this special theme panel, the Taiwan Democracy Project has invited presentations that examine important changes in Taiwan’s party politics and cross-Strait relations since the election of...

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science