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POMEPS Studies 43: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

The Project on Middle East Political Science partnered with Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and its Global Digital Policy Incubator for an innovative...

Social Media, Social Movements and the Challenge of Democratic Governability

October 2014

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Welcoming Russian Journalist Roman Badanin, New CDDRL-JSK Visiting Fellow

November 2022

Badanin, the founder and editor-in-chief of Proekt and Agentstvo — media organizations that have been targeted by the Russian government for their investigative reporting into the most powerful...

A History of Unity: A Look at FSI’s Special Relationship with Ukraine

April 2022

Since 2005, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has cultivated rich academic ties and friendships with Ukrainian scholars and civic leaders as part of our mission to support...

Stanford Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Egypt's January 25 Uprising

February 2021

In a webinar dated, February 12, 2021, a panel of Stanford University scholars shared their reflections on the legacy of the January 25, 2011 Uprising in Egypt.

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Cuba en el siglo XXI

October 29, 2021

Join us for a conversation on Cuba led by scholars and professionals within and outside Cuba who will discuss contemporary Cuba from a variety of perspectives.

System Error, Live! With Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy Weinstein

September 21, 2021

 Register for System Error, Live! This event will be held outside on Stanford's campus.

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

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CDDRL Conferences

CDDRL conferences bring together leading thinkers, academics, and practitioners to share research and exchange ideas on the most pressing issues in the field of democracy, development, and the rule...
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The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
English

Political Reform Prospects in Yemen

As in much of the Arab world, 2011 was a year of social upheaval and momentous change for Yemen.
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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.

Francisco dos Santos, “People’s Images” from Favela’s Observatory

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Francisco Valdean Alves dos Santos, a 34-year-old originally from Ceará...

Valnei Succo, Favela’s Observatory (Rio de Janeiro)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Born in the Baixada Fluminense and raised in Rocha Miranda in Rio’s North...

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jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Sasha Jason Sasha Jason Program Manager, CDDRL
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