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CDDRL's 20th Anniversary Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 4:30 PM - Friday, November 4, 2022 | 4:30 PM (Pacific)


Thursday Keynote: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Bechtel Conference Center
Encina Hall, First floor, Central, S150
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Friday attendance is by invitation only.

CDDRL 20th Anniversary event

A celebration on the occasion of CDDRL's 20th Anniversary of research, training, and education:

The Autocratic Challenge to Liberal Democracy
and the Future of Global Development

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) was established in 2002 — a more optimistic time for the spread of democracy, development, and good governance. In the wake of the end of the Cold War democratic governance was on the rise, buoyed by economic growth and technological advancements.

Twenty years later, however, the world looks very different. Democracy is under threat globally by populism, authoritarianism, and inequality. Technological change has proven to be both a force for positive change and a tool in the hands of leaders seeking to enhance social control rather than enable freedom. The research, education, and training programs at CDDRL have addressed this trajectory of global change.

4:30 - 6:00 PM  —  Reflections on Two Decades of Challenges in Global Development: A Roundtable with CDDRL Directors Past and Present

This panel of current and former CDDRL directors will reflect on two decades of global transformation and discuss strategies to fight democratic decline.

Coit Blacker
Senior Fellow Emeritus & Director, Emeritus, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies 

Larry Diamond
Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Francis Fukuyama
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and Director of the Master’s in International Policy Program

Michael McFaul
Director, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies, Department of Political Science; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Kathryn Stoner
Mosbacher Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution (both by courtesy)

Chair: Didi Kuo
Associate Director for Research, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law