Democratization in the Middle East: A Provisional Assessment



Larry Diamond, Stanford University
Kathryn Stoner, Stanford University
Moulay Hicham, Stanford Univeristy
Shadi Hamid, Stanford University
Olivier Roy, CCNRS/EHESS/IEP, Paris
Lahouari Addi, IEP, Lyon
Nicholas Pouillard, EHESS, Paris
Stephane LaCroix, Stanford University

Date and Time

February 5, 2009 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM


Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.


Daniel and Nancy Okimoto Conference Room


8:15-8:45 am Coffee, light breakfast for participants
8:45-8:50 am Opening remarks; goals of the workshop (Olivier Roy, Larry Diamond)
8:50-10:30 Stable Autocracies?
  • Jordan – Shadi Hamid, (CDDRL, Stanford)
  • Saudi Arabia – Stephane LaCroix, (Abbasi Program, Stanford)
  •  Egypt – Larry Diamond (Hoover, CDDRL, Stanford)

Commentator: Moulay Hicham (CDDRL, Stanford)

10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 Liberation Movements: The Roles of Religion and Nationalism
  • Lebanon and Hezbollah - Nicolas Pouillard, (EHESS, Paris)
  • Algeria – Lahouari Addi, (IEP, Lyon)
Commentator: Olivier Roy (CNRS/EHESS/IEPParis)
12:00-1:30 Lunch - Attending Don Emmerson talk on Islam;

Philippines Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Encina Hall Central

1:45-3:00 Framework on Democratization in the Arab World

General Discussion lead by Olivier Roy and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

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