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Hong Kong localism and independence

August 2018

*/ Hong Kong’s democrats need to focus on ‘prize’ of universal suffrage rather than independence, leading US academic Larry Diamond says. Read the article here.

Saving the world’s food and water supplies with Ertharin Cousin

August 2018

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S.

The Decline of American Public Administration

August 2018

"If you want some notion of the problem, just try uttering the words “public administration” before a roomful of students and watch them look at their phones or start to fall asleep.

Social Media and Censorship

August 2018

"The idea that the big internet platforms are not media companies has never really been tenable, and the contradictions in their public protestations of neutrality have become ever more apparent...

Teaching Public Policy, part 2

August 2018

"In my previous post, I noted how public policy education needs to shift its focus from training policy analysts to training leaders who are capable of actually implementing good policies.

Digital Media: Combatting Threats in the Era of Fake News

July 2018

"What is different today is the speed and extraterritorial reach of disinformation.

From the Experts: FSI on the Helsinki Summit 2018

July 2018

Quick-Take: Helsinki 2018 with David Holloway  Q:What specific results/agreements have come out of the meeting? A: That’s not clear.  We have only the press conference to go on.  Putin mentioned a...

Web-Event: E. Donahoe in 'Pulling at the Strings: Kremlin's Interference in Elections'

July 2018

Today, while the President of the United States challenged the US intelligence agencies’ conclusion on Russia’s interference in 2016 election, the Atlantic Council and the Alliance of Democracies...

Meet the next generation of Ukraine’s leaders

July 2018

 Selected from among 668 applicants, the 2018-19 Ukrainian Emerging Leaders at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) stood out for their outstanding civic records...

CDDRL Students Graduate from Fisher Family Honors Program

June 2018

Each year the Center offers an interdisciplinary honors program, through which students write a thesis related to the topics of democracy, development and the rule of law.

A Victory For Democratic Reform

June 2018

"In what may be looked back upon as the most important election in the United States in 2018, the voters of Maine rejected political cynicism on Tuesday and preserved ranked-choice voting (RCV) for...

Anwar in the wings as Malaysia remakes its democracy

June 2018

"Will the ruse fool the devil? Will renascent Malaysian democracy survive?

CDDRL's Stephen Stedman receives Stanford’s 2018 Dinkelspiel award

June 2018

CDDRL Deputy Director Stephen J. Stedman received the 2018 Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award For Outstanding Service to Undergraduate Education.

Why We Find Self-Driving Cars So Scary

May 2018

"Take note, Elon Musk: Even if autonomous cars are safer overall, the public will accept the new technology only when it fails in predictable and reasonable ways," writes Jerry Kaplan in The Wall...

Why Trump’s plans for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect

May 2018

"Containing Iran’s belligerent actions abroad should be a high priority for the Trump administration, as well as engaging in arms control to limit Iran’s ballistic missile program and supporting...

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2018

May 2018

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for their path-breaking...

Beijing’s Building Boom

May 2018

"Scholars and pundits in the West have become increasingly alarmed that China’s planned Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) could further shift the global strategic landscape in Beijing’s favor,...

Malaysia’s Democratic Breakthrough

May 2018

"Malaysia's recent electoral earthquake has opened the way to a transition to democracy.

Who I Am: The Role of Identity in Modern Politics

May 2018

"America needs to pull back from the identities favored by liberals and conservatives to an integrative one based on the country’s founding principles," writes Francis Fukuyama in Stanford Magazine...

So, Now What? A Way Out of Our Polarized Politics

May 2018

Of the current climate of political polarization, CDDRL's Didi Kuo writes, "we can hope that citizen dissatisfaction fosters political engagement through activities such as protest, mobilization...

Facebook vs. Democracy

May 2018

 Listen to Francis Fukuyama in conversation with Frederic Filloux on the need of regulations of platforms, the preservation of free speech, and the role of Europe here on The Monday Note.

The Imprudence of Unilateral US Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 2018

In his article for the The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Abbas Milani writes that "the much-rumored and long-expected announcement by President Trump that he will order the United States to...

American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects Dr. Paul Wise

May 2018

Video of American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects Dr. Paul Wise Congratulations to Paul Wise, the Richard E.

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Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar Professor of the Practice, Law
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Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
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Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science