The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy examines the different social and political dynamics within Arab countries and the evolution of their political systems, focusing on the prospects, conditions and possible pathways for democratic reform in the region.

The Containment of Politics in Egypt: A Panel Discussion

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University examines the different social and political dynamics within Arab countries and the evolution of their political systems, focusing on the prospects, conditions and possible pathways for democratic reform in the region.

This multidisciplinary program brings together both scholars and practitioners - from the policy making, civil society, NGO (non-government organization), media, and political communities - as well as other actors of diverse backgrounds from the Arab world, to consider how democratization and more responsive and accountable governance might be achieved, as a general challenge for the region and within specific Arab countries.

Media Highlights

The Khashoggi Affair and Saudi Arabia's War Against Dissent

The Khashoggi Affair and Saudi Arabia's War Against Dissent

Voices from Syria: Stories of Revolution and Conflict

Voices from Syria: Stories of Revolution and Conflict

Labor Activism in Sisi's Egypt

Labor Activism in Sisi's Egypt

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