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Protesters attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The Legacy of January 6

Commentary / January 5, 2022
On the first anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the violence is having on America's domestic politics and international influence.
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Hakeem Jefferson

Welcoming Hakeem Jefferson to CDDRL

News / January 4, 2022
Jefferson, an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University, will join the center as a faculty affiliate.
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New Continuing Studies Course with Clayborne Carson

News / December 10, 2021
Available through Stanford Continuing Studies, "American Prophet: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." will run online for eight weeks on Thursdays from January 20 through March 10, 2022.
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Larry Diamond, center, with the Mosbacher family - Nancy, Bruce, Emily and Jack.

Larry Diamond Named Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

News / December 9, 2021
CDDRL’s Larry Diamond, a world-renowned expert on comparative democracy, is recognized for a career of impact on students, policymakers and democratic activists around the world.
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A law enforcement officer meets with community members in Brazil.

Community Policing: A Better Way to Improve Policing or a Bust?

Q&As / November 30, 2021
A first-of-its-kind study from Jeremy M. Weinstein, Graeme Blair and Fotini Christia shows that the celebrated practice of community policing may have few, if any, positive impacts on communities in the Global South.
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Mona El-Ghobashy Hesham Sallam

Egypt Scholar Reexamines 2011 Uprising in New Book

News / November 11, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Mona El-Ghobashy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University, who discussed her latest book – Bread and Freedom: Egypt’s Revolutionary Situation (Stanford University Press 2021).
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Climate change activists march down a street carrying banners and signs.

Together For Our Planet: Americans are More Aligned on Taking Action on Climate Change than Expected

Q&As / November 3, 2021
New data from the Center for Deliberative Democracy suggests that when given the opportunity to discuss climate change in a substantive way, the majority of Americans are open to taking proactive measures to address the global climate crisis.
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Beatriz Magaloni

Beatriz Magaloni Appointed Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations

News / November 1, 2021
The professorship is named in honor of Stanford’s first faculty member in international relations and was previously held by former CDDRL Director Steve Krasner.
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Achraf Aouadi Saida Ounissi Hesham Sallam

Tunisian Activists Examine the Threat of Authoritarian Resurgence

News / November 1, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a panel featuring Tunisian activists, who examined the threat of authoritarian resurgence in the country after the power grab executed by President Kais Saied on July 25, 2021.
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Left to right: Denis Gutenko, Nariman Ustaiev, Yulia Bezvershenko -- fellows of the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program -- and Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Stanford welcomes Ukrainian emerging leaders after COVID-19 disruption

News / October 26, 2021
After a hiatus due to the pandemic, fellows of the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program are now on campus, ready to begin their ten months attending classes and working on projects tackling issues relevant in Ukraine.
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Chito Gascón

Remembering Chito Gascón

News / October 12, 2021
A member of the inaugural Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program cohort in 2005, Chito died from COVID-19 on October 9, 2021.
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Oleksiy Honcharuk

Oleksiy Honcharuk Appointed the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow

News / October 7, 2021
Honcharuk, formerly the prime minister of Ukraine, will focus on examining what Western allies can do to support Ukraine in its struggle to thrive as a democracy in Eastern Europe while at Stanford.
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Mofeed-19 Looks at Reporting on COVID-19 in Egypt

News / October 6, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the third episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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Photo of Nariman Ustaiev, Yulia Bezvershenko, and Denis Gutenko

Welcoming the Fourth Cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders to Stanford

News / October 5, 2021
After the program was postponed in 2020, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of law is pleased to have Yulia Bezvershenko, Denis Gutenko, and Nariman Ustaiev join us on campus this year.
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Staff of The World House Project on the stairs of Encina Hall

The World House Project, Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision of a More Just and Peaceful Future, Launches at FSI

News / October 4, 2021
Led by Clayborne Carson, the new project works to realize King's vision of the world as a large house in which "we must learn somehow to live with each other in peace.”
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Mofeed-19 Podcast Examines Jordan's Response to COVID-19

News / September 15, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the second episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine speaks at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

News / September 9, 2021
President Zelenskyy outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more Ukrainians.
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What’s Wrong With Big Tech? Three Stanford Professors Think They Know.

News / September 9, 2021
SYSTEM ERROR Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot By Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami and Jeremy M. Weinstein
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Pillars of light are projected from the 9/11 Memorial Site where the Twin Towers used to stand in New York CIty.

How Stanford Scholars Are Teaching the Next Generation About 9/11

News / September 8, 2021
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes – reflect on how their teaching of the terrorist attacks has evolved.
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Book cover of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot

We all have the power to shape the future of technology, say Stanford scholars

News / September 7, 2021
Three Stanford professors want people to press control-alt-delete on how we think about our relationship to Big Tech. In a new book, they seek to empower all of us to create a technological future that supports human flourishing and democratic values.
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CDDRL Pre and Postdocs over black and white background of Encina Hall

Introducing Our 2021-22 Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows

News / September 3, 2021
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome six pre- and postdoctoral fellows who will be joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholars will spend the academic year focusing on the Center's four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law.
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Francis Fukuyama and Kathryn Stoner

Leadership Changes at CDDRL

Blogs / September 1, 2021
Welcoming Kathryn Stoner and reflecting on six years as Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
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[Left] Kathryn Stoner; [Right] Encina Hall, Stanford University

Kathryn Stoner Named Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

News / August 27, 2021
Stoner, a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Stanford, will lead the Center’s efforts to understand how countries can overcome poverty, instability, and abusive rule to become prosperous societies.
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Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

News / August 18, 2021
For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.
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ARD Launches CARDs Interview Series

News / August 17, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the launch of an interview series titled “Conversations on Arab Reform and Democracy” (CARDs).
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