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Ukrainian forces test drive a repaired Russian tank in the Kharkiv region on September 26 2022.

The War in Ukraine Will Continue to Evolve. Here's How.

Commentary / November 28, 2022
Steven Pifer and Francis Fukuyama join Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast to discuss Ukraine’s progress in the war, Crimea’s strategic importance, and the ongoing need for Western support in the conflict.
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Arrival at Schiphol of the pastor and civil rights activist Martin Luther King and his wife, on the occasion of receiving an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the VU University in Amsterdam

Explore the Lives and Shared Legacy of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr. with Clayborne Carson

News / November 23, 2022
Available through Stanford Continuing Studies, "Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr.: Their Lives and Shared Legacy" is a new online course that will run for four weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from January 17 through February 9, 2023. Enrollment is open now.
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LNC reunion

Good to Be Back Again: Reflections on the 2022 Leadership Network for Change Reunion

Blogs / November 15, 2022
Over the weekend of August 13-15, 2022, CDDRL hosted a reunion for the LNC community on campus at Stanford. It was the first global meeting and an exciting opportunity to bring together all generations of our fellows to connect, engage, and envision ways of advancing democratic development. 2018 Draper Hills alum Evan Mawarire (Zimbabwe) reflects on the experience.
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Voter information packets for 2022 midterm elections

What to make of the 2022 midterm results and what it might mean for 2024

Commentary / November 11, 2022
Some takeaways from the 2022 midterms: surprising, a possible return to normalcy, and a “relief”– of sorts, Stanford scholars say.
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Voting booth

‘Democracy is on the ballot’: Professors react to midterm election results

Commentary / November 9, 2022
As the results of the 2022 Midterm Elections are coming in, Stanford Professors Larry Diamond, Hakeem Jefferson, and Bruce Cain provided their insights on Tuesday night to The Daily.
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Roman Badanin, CDDRL-JSK Visiting Fellow

Welcoming Russian Journalist Roman Badanin, New CDDRL-JSK Visiting Fellow

News / November 8, 2022
Badanin, the founder and editor-in-chief of Proekt and Agentstvo — media organizations that have been targeted by the Russian government for their investigative reporting into the most powerful forces in their country — will focus his research on Russian media and propaganda.
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Hicham Alaoui

Hicham Alaoui Examines Pact-Making in Middle East

News / November 7, 2022
To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of CDDRL, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Hicham Alaoui, founder and director of the Hicham Alaoui Foundation, who discussed his latest book – Pacted Democracy in the Middle East: Tunisia and Egypt in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).
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The flag of Taiwan flies over a military monunment in Kinmen, Taiwan.

Understanding the Stakes in Taiwan

Commentary / November 4, 2022
Larry Diamond and Oriana Skylar Mastro join Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast to discuss China’s ambitions against Taiwan, and how the U.S. and its allies can deter Beijing.
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CDDRL directors

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Celebrates 20 Years of Global Impact

News / October 31, 2022
The center’s achievements include both informing public discourse about democracy, development, and rule of law, and also educating and training a generation of scholars and leaders who will change the world.
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Ukrainian flag on a blue background with SU-DD logo

CDDRL Launches Program Aimed at Strengthening Ukrainian Democracy and Development

News / October 25, 2022
The Strengthening Ukrainian Democracy and Development (SU-DD) Program, formerly the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program, is a 7-week training program for Ukrainian practitioners and policymakers.
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Laborers work in field harvesting produce.

New Research Examines Benefits of Temporary Worker Visas for Seasonal Migrants to U.S.

News / October 24, 2022
A research team led by Beatriz Magaloni and Melanie Morten is gathering new data on how H-2A visas impact the economic and social outcomes of families in Mexico and small farm owners in the United States.
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Beatriz Magaloni

Beatriz Magaloni Awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

News / October 18, 2022
The international prize, equivalent to the Nobel in criminology, was awarded to Magaloni for her research showing that police organizations are vulnerable to populist demands.
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A Nobel Peace Prize medal

Organizations Led by Former CDDRL Fellows Recognized with Nobel Peace Prize

News / October 7, 2022
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights organizations, Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties, led by Oleksandra Matviichuk, and Memorial in Russia, which was led by Anna Dobrovolskaya and Tonya Lokshina.
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Panelists speaking at "Is Democracy in Danger" at Meyer Green. (Photo: GAURVI SINGHVI/The Stanford Daily)

Democracy experts sound alarm ahead of midterm elections

News / October 4, 2022
Stanford experts view this year’s midterms as critical to determining the future of democracy in the United States.
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A delegation from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly visits the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

NATO Parliamentary Delegation Joins FSI Scholars for Discussion on Ukraine and Russia

News / October 3, 2022
FSI Director Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner, Francis Fukuyama, Scott Sagan, Anna Grzymala-Busse, and Marshall Burke answered questions from the parliamentarians on the conflict and its implications for the future of Ukraine, Russia, and the global community.
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2023-24 Pre- & Postdoctoral fellowships call for applications

CDDRL Invites Applications for 2023-24 Pre- & Postdoctoral Fellowships

News / October 3, 2022
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from post-doctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law.
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Iran

Protests in Iran are part of a ‘long, almost Sisyphean, struggle’ for freedom and equality, Stanford scholar says

News / September 26, 2022
Abbas Milani, founding director of Stanford’s Iranian Studies Program, discusses how the most recent protests sweeping cities and villages across Iran are part of an enduring fight to advance women’s rights and equality.
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CDDRL honors students in the Contemplative Court at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Honors College Day 5: Exploring the Past and Planning for Our Future

Blogs / September 23, 2022
This is the fifth and final story in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.
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CDDRL honors students at the Lincoln Memorial

Honors College Day 4: The Ins and Outs of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Blogs / September 22, 2022
This is the fourth in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.
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CDDRL honors students at Brookings Institution

Honors College Day 3: Inspiring Research

Blogs / September 21, 2022
This is the third in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.
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CDDRL honors students the the White House

Honors College Day 2: In The Rooms Where (Democracy) Happens

Blogs / September 20, 2022
This is the second in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.
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CDDRL Honors Students at NED in Washington, DC

Honors College Day 1: Promoting Democracy at Home and Abroad

Blogs / September 19, 2022
This is the first in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.
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Washington Monument, Washington, United States

Honors Students to Meet with Top-Level Policy Makers in Washington, D.C.

News / September 14, 2022
From September 18 through 24, the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 will attend CDDRL's annual Honors College, gaining firsthand exposure to how the federal government, policy organizations, and think tanks work to advance democracy and development around the world.
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Stephen Kotkin joins the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies as a senior fellow working at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.

Russian History Expert Stephen Kotkin Appointed FSI Senior Fellow

News / September 12, 2022
Kotkin’s research interests include authoritarianism, geopolitics, global political economy, and modernism in the arts and politics.
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Margaret Levi, Senior Fellow at FSI

Political Scientist Margaret Levi Joins CDDRL

News / September 8, 2022
Levi, whose research focuses on how to improve citizen confidence in governmental and organizational leadership, has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
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