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FSI faculty discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil

March 2016

Three of Stanford's most seasoned international affairs experts discussed foreign policy and diplomacy – and practiced a bit of it on stage, too – as they tackled the topics of refugees, Russia and...

World Bank chief presents plan to end extreme poverty, prevent pandemic

November 2015

Stanford students belong to the first generation that could witness the end of extreme global poverty – in what would be one of humankind's greatest achievements – the head of the World Bank said...

Democracy still holds promise globally, though in retreat for now, Diamond says

September 2015

In a recent piece in Stanford News, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond expresses his thoughts on the ebbing of global democratic expansion, highlighting that not all countries have equal opportunities...

Timeline: Democracy in Recession

September 2015

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Larry Diamond presents a timeline of democracy charting the spread, regression, and sometimes even collapse, of democracy in the last 40 years.

Introducing the 2015 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

May 2015

  Our largest and most competitive applicant pool on record, this group was selected from among 561 global applicants for their professional track records of success, the impact they have made on...

Diamond: Facing up to the democratic recession

February 2015

In the 25th anniversary edition of The Journal of Democracy, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond reflects on the current democratic recession and why this trend is so troubling.Diamond, who serves as the...

Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students

July 2014

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Diamond on governance in Nigeria

July 2014

On June 30, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond delivered a lecture in Lagos, Nigeria on poverty, terrorism and democracy.

Stanford Global Development and Poverty initiative awards $4.6 million for research aimed at alleviating poverty

June 2014

Fourteen Stanford researchers addressing global poverty through a range of academic disciplines are receiving the money from the university-wide Global Development and Poverty initiative.

CDDRL honors student recognized for outstanding thesis

June 2014

CDDRL undergraduate honors student, Belinda Tang, received the David M. Kennedy Prize for her research on quota systems for women in local governments in Lesotho.

Tribute to Jasper Cummeh III

January 2014

Jasper Cummeh III ('07) from Liberia passed away on January 25, 2014 following a brief illness.

Diamond honored with Lyman award for alumni engagement at Stanford

January 2014

Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received the 2013 Richard W.

Introducing the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows

September 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to introduce the 2013-14 pre and postdoctoral fellows.

Cross-Cutting Cleavages and Ethnic Voting: Results from an Experiment in Mali

July 2013

Social scientists often attribute the absence or moderation of ethnic conflict, in ethnically diverse societies, to the presence of cross-cutting cleavages - that is, to dimensions of identity or...

Expert Information, Public Deliberation and Electoral Support for Good Governance; Experimental Evidence from Benin

July 2013

This paper provides experimental evidence on the effect of "informed" public deliberation on electoral support for programmatic, non-clientelist platforms.

In Sierra Leone, Stanford researchers empower rural poor

July 2013

A team of Stanford researchers traveled to Sierra Leone this spring as part of a new course called Rebooting Government taught by FSI Senior Fellow Jeremy Weinstein.

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

July 2013

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

July 2013

An equilibrium search model of the Malawian HIV/AIDS epidemic is presented. Individuals engage in di¤erent types of sexual activity, which vary in their riskiness.

Mobile Phone Diffusion and Corruption in Africa

July 2013

The explosion of mobile phones into a region that, until recently, was nearly devoid of telecommunications infrastructure provides a valuable opportunity to explore the potential effects of...

Welcoming the class of 2014 undergraduate honors students

July 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2014 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

The Greek Economic and Political Crisis: What it Means for Europe

July 2013

Ruby Gropas is a lecturer in international relations at the law faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and research fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign...

CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

June 2013

CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the...

Evaluating the impact and future of the International Criminal Court

May 2013

In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S.