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Facebook and Congress Must Create Regulations Together

April 2018

Featuring Eileen Donahoe, executive director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator and Allison Berke, executive director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative.

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...

Authoritarianism Goes Global

March 2016

In a recent piece in The American Interest, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond, alongside Christopher Walker and Marc Plattner of the National Endowment for Democracy, describe how undemocratic states...

CDDRL co-hosts conference on state-strengthening in Afghanistan

March 2015

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), in partnership with Chatham House and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), recently held a conference on state...

CDDRL now accepting applications for Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowship

November 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is currently accepting applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from new postdoctoral scholars working in any of...

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

Egypt experts convene at Stanford

May 2011

On April 29, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law hosted a conference to discuss post-revolutionary Egypt.

Diamond on Obama's moment of truth

March 2011

In a piece for The New Republic, Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, issues President Obama a call to action as the crisis unfolds in Libya, urging...

Francis Fukuyama: US democracy has little to teach China

January 2011

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune in the relative prestige of different political and economic models.

Bob Rae speaks to CDDRL on Exporting Democracy

January 2011

On January 18, the Honorable Bob Rae, Liberal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and the foreign affairs critic for the Liberal Party of Canada was the featured speaker at a special CDDRL...

Honors students explore challenges of policy implementation, assessment in Washington, D.C.

September 2010

In September, honors students from FSI's two undergraduate honors programs - the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Center for International Security and...

CDDRL Hewlett Fellowships now accepting applications

November 2009

CDDRL is now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 Hewlett Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships. Application deadline is February 1, 2010.

Russia expert appointed to national security posts

February 2009

Stanford political science Professor Michael McFaul has been tapped by President Barack Obama to serve as special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs and senior director for...

Larry Diamond: How to save democracy

January 2009

Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name, Larry Diamond writes in Newsweek. The new administration needs to get it right.

CDDRL's McFaul and Diamond in open letter to President-elect Obama, with recommendations to modernize foreign assistance

November 2008

Michael McFaul, Director of CDDRL, and Larry Diamond, Coordinator for the Democracy Program at CDDRL, as part of a bipartisan coalition of foreign policy and development leaders, writes to...

The resilience of authoritarianism

September 2008

Since the first gulf war, most authoritarian regimes In the Arab world have been able to maintain structures of governance that have endured since the post-World War II process of decolonization....

Stemming the democratic recession

September 2008

If the big global story of the 1980s and 1990s was the remarkable expansion of democracy, the bad news of this decade is that democracy is slipping into recession.

Larry Diamond releases a new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

January 2008

In his new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (Times Books 2008), Larry Diamond intensely scrutinizes the global effort on democracy promotion.

Summer Fellows Program brings civic activists, policymakers to Stanford

December 2007

Larry Diamond---Hoover Institution senior fellow, CDDRL democracy program coordinator, and former senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq---has just discussed causes and...

FSI's Michael McFaul and Larry Diamond "Tops" for Stanford Students

August 2007

The Stanford alumni association announced in May the selection of CDDRL Director Michael McFaul as the 2007 Class Day speaker.

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

Bright young stars pursue democracy and development, at home and abroad

January 2007

In a 1999 article profiling six of "China's bright young stars," the New York Times described Junning Liu as "one of China's most influential liberal political thinkers." Today, sitting in a...

The U.S. and Egypt: Giving Up on the Liberty Doctrine

July 2006

Amr Hamzawy and Michael McFaul: Has President George W. Bush given up on his liberty doctrine?

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Olexandr Starodubtsev Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Oleksandra Matviichuk Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL