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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...

#Republic: Divided Democracy in an Age of Social Media

February 13, 2017

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy.

New Alliances in Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Internet Governance

February 17, 2016

On Wednesday, February 24, CDDRL, in partnership with the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), hosted...Posted by Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law ...

Advancing Human Rights through Tech and Data

November 20, 2015

Abstract Human rights groups have only two assets: people and information.  Learn about Benetech’s decade of putting information technology tools into the hands of human rights activists, with the...

Advancing Human Rights through Tech and Data

November 20, 2015

Human rights groups have only two assets: people and information.  Learn about Benetech's decade of putting information technology tools into the hands of human rights activists, with the goal of...

Measuring Internet Penetration @ Scale: Problems and solutions when measuring internet connectivity in developing countries

November 13, 2015

AbstractThe Internet has already changed many aspects of peoples’ lives in developed economies and has provided far-reaching economic and social benefits.

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

November 6, 2015

Over the last four decades, the United States saw an explosion of digital technologies that penetrated every corner of the country, yet during the same time span, the American rate of poverty did...

Stanford's JSK Fellows on Liberation Technology

October 29, 2015

The JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford (jsk.stanford.edu) each year brings 20 outstanding journalists and journalism innovators to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.

Crowdsourced Democracy: Algorithms, Platforms, and Mechanisms

October 22, 2015

While social media pervades many aspects of our lives, it has not yet proved to be an effective tool for large scale decision making: crowds of hundreds, perhaps millions, of individuals...

An Unlikely Alliance: Hackers & Human Rights Activists

October 8, 2015

Since Iran's Green Revolution, technology has demonstrated its power to mobilize millions of people demanding political and social change in countries where authoritarian regimes remained...

Bringing Connectivity through Community-Owned Cellular Networks

October 1, 2015

Cellular networks are one of the most impactful technologies of the last century, with over 3.5 billion active users in just under 25 years of operation.

Twitter and the Rebranding of Narendra Modi

September 24, 2015

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost 15 million followers on Twitter and over almost 30 million “likes” on Facebook, making him among the most followed politicians on social media.

Design Thinking, Social Change and Governance Revolution in India

June 4, 2015

ABSTRACTTamil Nadu is among the few states in India that provides basic public services such as schools, water, electricity, primary healthcare and transport almost universally.  These services...

Journalism from below in the Digital Age with P. Sainath

May 6, 2015

The People's Archive of Rural India combines text, audio, video, and photographs to present what is both a living journal and a growing online archive.

What Industry and the Social Sciences can Learn From Each Other

March 6, 2015

Speaker BioI am a population scientist working on collecting, validating, and analyzing new and existing survey data.

Using Behavioral Economics and Information Communication Technology to Combat Polio in Pakistan

February 27, 2015

Speaker BioMichael CallenAssistant Professor, Public PolicyHarvard Kennedy School  Michael Callen is assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Mobiles, Minds and Money: Mobile technology as a platform for implementing financial behavior change

February 20, 2015

 AbstractThe global ubiquity of mobile phones presents an opportunity to explore the potential of this technology as a tool for implementing lasting behavioral change on a large scale employing...

Human Rights in the Age of Hyper-Surveillance

February 13, 2015

        Abstract For decades, security experts, privacy advocates, and whistleblowers have warned us about the growing surveillance capacity of states, the risk of technology in the hands of...

The Map and the Territory - Russian Social Media Networks and Society"

February 6, 2015

This presentation uses Russian social media as a lens for exploring the relationship between individuals, society and online communication technologies.  Alexanyan proposes a framework for...

Will the Revolution be Tweeted? Information & Communication Technology and Conflict

January 30, 2015

Is communication technology conducive to collective violence? Recent studies have provided conflicting answers to the same question.

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...

Crowdsourcing a Meeting of Minds

January 16, 2015

Crowdsourcing is an increasingly powerful method for combining amateurs' efforts to recreate an expert's abilities.

One Step at a Time: The Effects of an Early Literacy Text Messaging Program for Parents of Preschoolers

January 9, 2015

AbstractSubstantial systematic differences exist in children’s home learning experiences.

People

Olexandr Starodubtsev Visiting Practitioner, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor, CDDRL