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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.

Joel Beinin Nancy Okail Hesham Sallam Amr Hamzawy

The January 25 Uprising at Ten

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.

Conference: The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

October 11-12

Media Highlights

jamal at stanford

Jamal Khashoggi on MBS and Reform in Saudi Arabia

“The History of the Algeria Uprising”

“The History of the Algeria Uprising”

Arab Activism and the Paradoxes of Political Aid

Arab Activism and the Paradoxes of Political Aid

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