Culture

Scholarly Publications

Professions of Friendship: Revisiting the Concept of the Political in the Middle East

This essay examines “professions of friendship”: efforts by populations who are targeted as enemies of the state to proclaim their historical fidelity to the state's foundation and preservation...

The Reckoning of Pluralism: Political Belonging and the Demands of History in Turkey

The Turkish Republic was founded simultaneously on the ideal of universal citizenship and on acts of extraordinary exclusionary violence. Today, nearly a century later, the claims of minority...

Human Trafficking: Moral Panic, Culture and Collective Action

June 2012

There is consensus that even while human trafficking is increasingly the subject of international, national and local attention by treaty making bodies, legislatures and law enforcement agencies,...

Other Publications

The China Factor and the Generational Shift over National Identity

October 2014

News

How Stanford Scholars Are Teaching the Next Generation About 9/11

September 2021

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes...

President Biden Nominates Dr. Clayborne Carson to Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board

June 2021

In his new role on the Civil Rights Cold Case Review Board, Dr. Carson, a seminal scholar on the life and writing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will review dozens of unsolved and racially motivated...

Kuwait scholar examines the impact of oil on urban life in Kuwait [VIDEO]

May 2016

In a talk dated April 20, 2016, American University of Kuwait Scholar Farah Al-Nakib discussed her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University...

Events

The American Passport in Turkey – Book talk with Ozlem Altan Olcay and Evren Balta

September 22, 2021

The American Passport in Turkey explores the diverse meanings and values that people outside of the United States attribute to U.S.

Shooting for the Moon, embracing failure, learning fast: How to build a culture of innovation in any organization

September 14, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, CDDRL will be hosting hybrid events.

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

Projects

Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...
English

The Use of Lethal Force by the Police in Rio de Janeiro and the Pacification Process

The Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro (PMERJ) confront critical challenges as they attempt to reform and reduce the incidence of the use of lethal force.
English

Traditional Governance, Citizen Engagement and Local Public Goods: Evidence from Mexico

In developing countries authority is often wielded unevenly. Tribes, clans, religious groups and other traditional leaders control zones of governance outside of the reach of the state.
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.

A Vibrant Public Sphere: A Key to Arab Democracy?

November 2015

Belabbes Benkredda is an award-winning social innovator, open debate advocate and the founder of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s only online and television debate forum open to anyone.

Expanding the Community of Fate

November 2015

Abstract:This research explores the conditions under which government actors and citizens recognize and incorporate the interests of others in their policy decisions and actions.

People

sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, CDDRL Research Affiliate , Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Political Science Senior Fellow, SIEPR