Education

Scholarly Publications

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

Equality points to one of the critical dimensions along which the quality of democracy varies.

AIDS, Reversal of the Demographic Transition and Economic Development: Evidence from Africa

September 2005

This paper presents empirical evidence on a specific mechanism through which demographic transition affects economic growth.

Human Rights and Citizenship: The Emergence of Human Rights Education

August 2004

A recurring theme in the sociology of education is that schooling produces citizenship or a sense of membership in the nation-state.

Other Publications

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

Racial Inequality and Affirmative Action in Education in Brazil

August 2010

For Each and Every Child: A strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

February 2013

Selection from the report (Foreword by the commission co-chairs):This report summarizes how America’s K-12 education system, taken as a whole, fails our nation and too many of our children.

News

Afghanistan at Halftime

September 2005

In a recent op ed, CDDRL's J. Alexander Thier discusses Afghanistan's landmark September 2005 elections.

Global Justice: Looking Forward

August 2007

FSI's Program on Global Justice (PGJ), now finishing its first year, explores issues at the intersection between political values and the realities of global politics.

Larry Diamond: How to save democracy

January 2009

Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name, Larry Diamond writes in Newsweek. The new administration needs to get it right.

Events

Workshop: The movement of suicide bombing and how it is reflected in our thinking about social behavior in the social sciences

November 22, 2002

The act of suicide can take many forms and is an old "way out". However, the act always engenders some sort of statement in the community left behind.

A Perspective on the Development of Cross-Strait Economic Relations Post-Taiwan Presidential Election

April 13, 2004

Mr. Siew began his civil service career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1962. He was soon appointed vice consul at the ROC?s Consulate General in Kuala Lumpur and then appointed Consul.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

Funded in 2009, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) is a unique intersection of the social sciences and public-policy formation and implementation.
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Globalization and Human Rights

Since World War II, a major element of globalization has involved the expansion of human rights norms, rules, and institutions.  This broad movement represents a dramatic shift from earlier...
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Human Rights Education

In partnership with the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), the Program on Human Rights ...
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Multimedia

Networks for Youth Agency

May 2014

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.*Marcus Vinícius Faustini is a carioca filmmaker, writer, theater director, cultural activist, and creator of "Networks for Youth Agency" (The Agency).

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

November 2014

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters.

Remarks for the Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

March 2013

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, former U.S.

People

Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Deborah L. Rhode Professor, Law
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Dinsha Mistree Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Young A. Lee Financial Management Analyst
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL
Sofia Mac Gregor Oettler Research Staff, CDDRL