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The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

October 23, 2013

Abstract: The seminar session will present findings from a new study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia.

Egypt's Stalled Transition: A Roundtable Discussion

October 3, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

A discussion about economic formalization in the MENA region

April 12, 2013

Abstract: Does formalization really matter for developing economies?

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase 2

March 6, 2013

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Table Abstract: Ahmed Benchemsi, a Stanford visiting scholar and award-winning Moroccan journalist, will introduce "FreeArabs.com".

Challenges of Private Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

February 21, 2013

Abstract: The roots of the revolts known as the Arab Spring lie in many sources but one of the leading causes was the high rates of unemployment, low skill levels, and the growth of the youth...

The Egyptian Revolution, Two Years Later: A Civil Society Perspective

February 11, 2013

This event is presented by CDDRL and the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy Esraa Abdel Fattah is Vice-Chairman at the Egyptian Democratic Academy.

The Political Economy of Syria and the Uprising

February 14, 2012

In this book talk, Bassam Haddad will talk about his new book, Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011), which addresses the...

The Illusion of Democracy: How Morocco's Absolute Monarchy Managed the Arab Spring

October 13, 2011

Ahmed Benchemsi is a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Democracy and the Muslim World

October 11, 2006

Named one of the "2006 Global Leadership 50" by the Eurasia Group (2006) and "Asian of the Year" by Newsweek magazine (1998), Anwar Ibrahim is one of the most popular and celebrated Southeast Asian...