Rahul Gandhi, an Indian politician and former president of the Indian National Congress, delivered a speech at Stanford University on May 31, emphasizing the power of imagination in overcoming challenges to India's democracy. Gandhi also discussed the need for a stronger U.S.-India relationship, addressed the impact of technological progress, and highlighted the importance of competition with China in manufacturing.
Didi Kuo and Co-author Andrew S. Kelly Awarded 2023 Leonard S. Robins Award for Best Paper on Health Politics and Policy
The award recognizes Kuo and Kelly's paper, “State Capacity and Public Health: California and COVID-19,” as the best paper on health politics and policy presented at the 2022 American Political Science Association (APSA) conference.
A new volume, Digital Technologies in Emerging Countries, edited by Francis Fukuyama and Marietje Schaake gathers comparative data on digital technology issues affecting ECs that will inform government policy, the platforms, and civil society around the world.
The program aims to foster cross-disciplinary analysis of Israel and its unique position as a regional influence and geopolitical actor.
Tara Hein and Sorcha Whitley (honors class of 2023) are among the newest members of this prestigious academic honors society.
This single-video module examines the case of Gifford Pinchot and Sustainable Forest Management. Through this case study, students will gain a better understanding of how good communication is important for persuading stakeholders that a reform objective is both achievable and beneficial.
Hesham Sallam, Scholar of Arab Politics, Appointed Associate Director for Research at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Effective July 1, 2023, Sallam will oversee the Center’s research programs and initiatives, develop and implement its research strategy, and provide leadership and support to faculty, researchers, and pre- and postdoctoral fellows, in addition to continuing his role as associate director of CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy.
Deliberative Democracy Lab to Demonstrate Deliberative Polling® Method at the 2023 Nobel Prize Summit
On May 25, CDDRL’s Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL), in partnership with the Nobel Prize Summit, will run an exercise in large-scale group deliberation on the subject of online misinformation and polarization and what to do about it. This demonstration will help develop the capacity to democratically vet policy proposals concerning the information landscape.
Riya Mehta (Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2017-18) is among 85 scholars in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' sixth cohort.
In this Q&A, Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Associate Director of the Program on Turkey at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, discusses the key issues and their implications for the country's future.
Upon completing the inventory phase of its research, the effort released a list of the courses, research and engagement activities that it feels advance democracy. The next phase involves holding deliberations with the larger Stanford community.
The event, which was largely student-driven, aimed to foster dialogue on how the Stanford community can engage with Latin America.
Larry Diamond Among Thirteen Stanford Faculty Members Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Faculty from across disciplines were honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, recognizing their excellence and leadership in work that advances the common good.
California 100 Announces Results of New "California Considers" Deliberative Poll® Examining Long-Term Policy Solutions for California
Conducted in partnership with CDDRL's Deliberative Democracy Lab and the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, key findings show strong support for the state to provide universal mental healthcare, institute a strengthened high school civics course, develop a “one-stop-shop” for easier access to government programs, reform for the state’s CEQA law, and increase its support for K-12 education, among others.
On April 18, President Petro will discuss the critical issues of environmental and social justice from the perspective of Latin America.
Stanislav Markus, Associate Professor of International Business, Joins CDDRL as Visiting Scholar
During his time at Stanford, Prof. Markus will be conducting research for his forthcoming book project, "Tycoon Politics in the Developing World."
The event, “Dialogues on Iran’s Transition to Secular Democracy,” convened policy experts, activists, and academics Saturday and Sunday to discuss the challenges and strategies for Iran’s possible transition to a representative government.
We are thrilled to welcome ten outstanding students, who together represent eleven different majors and minors and hail from four countries, to our Fisher Family Honors Program in Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
Using the Problem-Solving Framework from Module 1, our second set of mini-lectures examines the case study of child health outcomes in Bihar, India, and includes an interview with Grant Miller, the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor of Health Policy at the Stanford School of Medicine.
A gift from alumni Sakurako, ’82, and William Fisher, MBA ’84, secures the future of the Summer Fellows Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, which provides opportunities for civic leaders from around the world to network and learn from Stanford scholars.
Workshop Brings Scholars Together to Discuss the State of Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia
Scholars from Asia joined faculty and researchers from Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) to present research and reflections on various topics and cases from the Southeast Asia region, including the monarchy in politics, peace-making in the Philippines, Chinese infrastructure investments in Myanmar, illiberalism in the Philippines, and Islamic law in Indonesia.
In spring quarter, Magen, a scholar of law, government, and international relations, will teach “Israel: Society, Politics and Policy.”
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a nonpartisan think tank that provides information and analysis on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
President Sauli Niinistö of Finland Discusses Security Cooperation and Defense with FSI Scholars
As the war in Ukraine continues to reshape security needs in Europe and globally, scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute agree that Finland can play a unique leadership role in defense and cybersecurity alliances.