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Washington Monument, Washington, United States

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

Blogs / 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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President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Reflections on Mikhail Gorbachev's Life from FSI Scholars

News / September 2, 2022
Rose Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul discuss the complex life and legacy of the last leader of the Soviet Union.
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LAD Tunisia 2018

Local Democracy in Action: Stories from the Field

News / August 31, 2022
CDDRL's Leadership Network for Change and the Center for International Private Enterprise awarded collaboration grants to six teams of alumni to foster cooperation and strengthen democratic development on a regional and global scale.
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Larry Diamond, Kathryn Stoner, Erik Jensen and Francis Fukuyama at the opening session of the 2022 Draper Hills Fellows Program

Stanford summer fellowship crafts next generation of global leaders

News / August 23, 2022
The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program reconvened in person for the first time, bringing budding leaders together with the world’s most influential democracy scholars.
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ARD Releases July 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / August 9, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the July 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Jennifer Eberhardt, Margaret Levi, and John R. Rickford

Three Stanford faculty members elected to the British Academy

News / August 2, 2022
Three Stanford scholars have been elected to the British Academy, in recognition of their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.
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Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

News / July 21, 2022
The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic processes.
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ARD Releases June 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / July 11, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the June 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Protests demonstrate against Vladimir Putin outside a Russian-owned international investment bank in Budapest, Hungary.

Pushing Back on Putin: The Fight for Democracy Within Russia

Q&As / July 11, 2022
Lyubov Sobol, an activist and current visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains the roots of Russia's pro-democracy movement and the importance of its success to Russia, Ukraine, and the future stability of the global democratic community.
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Draper Hills Class of 2022

Meet the 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

News / June 30, 2022
Fellows will arrive at Stanford at the end of July to begin the three-week training program that provides a forum for civil society leaders to exchange experiences and receive academic and policy training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work.
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January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol

Will the Jan. 6 hearings make a difference? Stanford scholar discusses how they might shift public perception

Q&As / June 22, 2022
The hearings will be a test for the Republican Party, and whether or not it can successfully disavow its extremist wing, says Stanford scholar.
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ARD Releases May 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / June 14, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the May 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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CDDRL honors class of 2022 with Steve Stedman, Sako Fisher, and Didi Kuo

Graduating CDDRL Honors Students Recognized for Outstanding Theses

News / June 6, 2022
Adrian Scheibler ('22) is a recipient of the 2022 Firestone Medal and Michal Skreta ('22) has won the CDDRL Outstanding Thesis Award.
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Aytug Sasmaz

CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow Recognized for Exceptional Papers

News / June 2, 2022
Aytug Sasmaz is the recipient of the Harvard Department of Government’s Edward M. Chase Prize and the POP Best Paper Award from the American Political Science Association.
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Governance in California

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Releases Policy and Scenario Report on the Future of California's Governance

News / June 1, 2022
The research team led by Francis Fukuyama and Michael Bennon examined where California has been, where it’s at, and where it’s headed when it comes to possible scenarios and policy alternatives for the future.
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ARD Releases April 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / May 18, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the April 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Rima Majed

Mofeed-19 Discusses the Pandemic's Impact on Lebanon's Sectarian Politics

News / May 17, 2022
Rima Majed, Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University of Beirut, joins ARD scholars Amr Hamzawy and Hesham Sallam on the sixth 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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Abdel Kouddous Seif Sallam

Sanaa Seif and Sharif Abdel Kouddous Discuss Egypt's Worsening Human Rights Situation

News / May 13, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring prominent political activist Sanaa Seif and award-winning journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who discussed the current political conditions in Egypt, the massive expansion of the carceral state under the rule of Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi and the country’s role within the geopolitical shifts reshaping the region.
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Phi Beta Kappa

CDDRL Congratulates Newly Elected Phi Beta Kappa Members

News / May 11, 2022
Sylvie Ashford (honors class of 2021) and Carolyn Chun (honors class of 2022) are among the newest members of this prestigious academic honors society.
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Carson Smith

CDDRL Honors Aluma Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

News / May 9, 2022
Carson Smith (honors class of 2018-19) is among 70 scholars in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' fifth cohort.
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Lyubov Sobol, CDDRL Visiting Scholar 2022

CDDRL Welcomes Anti-Corruption Activist Lyubov Sobol as Visiting Scholar

News / May 2, 2022
Sobol will work alongside CDDRL faculty on projects related to the opposition movement in Russia today, human rights, and the rolling back of democracy in Russia.
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ARD Releases Jan-March 2022 Edition of Mofeed Digest

News / April 29, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Mofeed Digest (January-March 2022), a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Erin A. Snider

Texas A&M Political Scientist Examines Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East

News / April 26, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Erin A. Snider, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, who discussed her latest book – Marketing Democracy: The Political Economy of Democracy Aid in the Middle East (Cambridge University Press 2022).
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