Religion

Scholarly Publications

The Transformation of the Arab World

July 2012

In this article, Oliver Roy argues that in order to grasp what is happening in the Middle East, a number of deep-rooted prejudices must be set aside.

Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals

December 2010

In famously beautiful and laconic prose, Jean- Jacques Rousseau presents us a forceful picture of a democratic society, in which we live together as free and equal, and our politics focuses on the...

News

ARD 2018 Annual Conference Examines Dynamics of Governance and Political Participation in the MENA Region

April 2018

Under the title “Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa,” the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy convened its 2018 annual conference on April 27 and 28...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

ARD welcomes Egyptian intellectual Amr Hamzawy as a visiting scholar

October 2015

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome Egyptian academic and Former Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy as a...

Events

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Tunisia's Vital Election: Democratic Consolidation in a Divided Society

September 9, 2019

ABSTRACTThis lecture will consider the challenge of moving from a negotiated transition to a consolidated democracy as exemplified by the case critical of Tunisia.

The Demise of the Islamist Utopia: What’s Next?

October 10, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTIslamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three...

Projects

Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa

Background In policy and legal circles, human rights and human well-being are often referred to as "universal" concepts.  The human rights outlined in the 1946 Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
English

Program on Economic Performance

Nearly half the world's population - some 2.8 billion people - lives on less than two dollars per day. The gap between the rich and the poor is vast.
English

Multimedia

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based urban segregation in Baghdad.

Amr Hamzawy: Anti-democratic Deceptions - How Egyptian Liberals Endorse Autocracy

November 2015

On October 27, 2015, ARD Visiting Scholar and former Egyptian Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy spoke to the CDDRL community, sharing remarks on shifts in liberal thought in Egypt over the past several years.---------------------------Abstract:Over...

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

April 2015

AbstractIslamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt.

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB