Arab Reform and Democracy Speaker Series

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The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) speaker series seeks to promote critical discussions around questions of political change, social and economic rights, power and resistance in the countries of the Arab world. Scholars from across disciplines are invited to present new, innovative research that sheds light on the nuances of ongoing, salient developments and trends in the Arab world, while situating them in a rich historical context.

Unless otherwise stated, speaker series events will take place on Stanford University campus. Some events will be available for live streaming online.

To sign up to receive speaker series invitations, and event videos and transcripts, please click here.

For all inquiries regarding the ARD speaker series, please contact ARD Associate-Director Hesham Sallam (hsallam@stanford.edu).


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October 29, 2021


  • Achraf Aouadi,
  • Saida Ounissi
Abdullah Al Arian
June 2, 2021


  • Abdullah Al-Arian
Fatima el Issawi
January 29, 2021


  • Fatima el Issawi,
  • Francesco Cavatorta
Rosie Bsheer
October 23, 2020


  • Rosie Bsheer