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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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Lina Attalah on Mofeed-19

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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Azmi Mahafzah on Mofeed-19

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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Displaced Afghans are seen at a makeshift IDP camp in Kabul.

The U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Fall of Kabul: A Q&A with Allen Weiner

Q&As / August 17, 2021
National security law expert Allen Weiner, a research affiliate at CDDRL and CISAC, discusses the U.S. mission to Afghanistan, its withdrawal and consequences moving forward.
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Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses the future of democracy in Belarus with a roundtable of Stanford scholars.

Belarusian Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Meets with Stanford Scholars for Roundtable on Democracy in Belarus

News / August 4, 2021
Democratic leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her delegation joined an interdisciplinary panel of Stanford scholars and members of the Belarusian community to discuss the future of democracy in Belarus.
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CDDRL Awarded a California 100 Grant to Evaluate Governance, Media and Civil Society in California’s Future

News / July 19, 2021
The research will be led by Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL, and Michael Bennon, Program Manager of CDDRL’s Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
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ARD Launches Podcast on Politics of COVID-19 in the Arab World

News / July 8, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the launch 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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Tatiana Kouzina

CDDRL Statement Regarding the Arrest of Tatiana Kouzina by Belarusian Authorities

News / July 8, 2021
The faculty and staff of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, as well as the undersigned alumni of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, wish to protest the completely unjustified arrest and pending trial of the researcher Tatiana Kouzina on June 28 by Belarusian authorities.
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Beatriz Magaloni

Professor Beatriz Magaloni Wins the 2021 Heinz I. Eulau Award for Best Article Published in American Political Science Review

News / June 30, 2021
The award-winning article is entitled “Killing in the Slums: Social Order, Criminal Governance and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro.” Professor Magaloni coauthored the article with Edgar Franco-Vivanco, who earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and is now at the University of Michigan; and with Vanessa Melo, a graduate student in Anthropology at UCLA.
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