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Domination and Resistance: The State and University in Post-Revolutionary Iran

December 6, 2018

Abstract:The Islamization of universities has been the cornerstone of the Iranian regime’s higher educational policy since its ascent to power in 1979.

Political Identities in Colonial and Post-Independence Tunisia

October 11, 2018

Abstract:What explains variation in secular and Islamist political identity and behavior?

Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

April 2, 2018

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThis talk expounds a book project to study various questions related to the long-standing socioeconomic inequality...

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?

October 4, 2017

Cosponsored by The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Abstract:Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a...

A Conversation with Larry Diamond and Mohamed Abubakr

May 3, 2017

Join Hillel at Stanford and Stanford in Government as Mohamed Abubakr shares his perspective on the global refugee crisis.

Planning for the Occupation of Japan (Event cancelled)

April 27, 2017

Abstract:The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Afghanistan: U.S. Policy Options Fifteen Years after 9/11

January 12, 2017

Abstract:Fifteen years after the American-led international military intervention, Afghanistan faces mounting security, governance, and economic challenges.  The Afghan Army and police remain...

Security Perceptions and ISAF’s Legitimacy in Afghanistan

October 6, 2016

Abstract:Does the perceived provision of security affect the empirical legitimacy attributed to ISAF in Afghanistan, and vice versa?

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

Economic Liberalization and Institutions: Insights from the Arab World

April 21, 2016

Abstract:There is a general consensus that institutions do matter in development.

Empowering the World: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Foreign Policy

February 22, 2016

Please note: the start time for this event has been moved from 3:00 to 3:15pm.Join FSI Director Michael McFaul in conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy...

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

CDDRL Senior Honors Program Information Session

January 25, 2016

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts

November 5, 2015

Abstract:Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the democratic ascendency of the post-Soviet era is under severe challenge.

Anti-democratic Deceptions - How Egyptian Liberals Endorse Autocracy?

October 27, 2015

*Please note that the seminar date has changed and it will now take place on Tuesday Oct. 27, 2015* AbstractOver the past two years, liberal ideas in Egypt have been at a crossroads.

In Search of Sustainable Democracy: Reflections on Three Decades of Research

October 20, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law has closed registration for this event.

Narendra Modi, Twitter, and the Selfie State

October 15, 2015

Abstract:With the proliferation of online social media, political actors have a new means of reaching their constituents directly, circumventing the mainstream news media.

Building Peace in a Fragile World

October 8, 2015

AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, will discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward. Ms.

Talk by ballroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine

May 29, 2015

Abstract:Ballroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine will discuss his 'Dancing Classrooms' method which he applied in his award winning documentary 'Dancing in Jaffa' to bring Arab and Jewish children...

War on Gaza in the Age of Human Rights: Prospects for Accountability

May 4, 2015

Abstract:In July and August, hostilities in the Gaza Strip left 2,131 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, including 501 Palestinian children and one Israeli child.

The End of Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Human-Security State

February 26, 2015

AbstractPaul Amar will discuss his book The Security Archipelago, winner of the 2014 Charles Taylor Book Award of the American Political Science Association.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Laura Jakli CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19
Shavit Matias Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019
Sarina Beges-Thysen Associate Director, CDDRL
Eloise Duvillier Program Manager, Project on Democracy and the Internet, Stanford PACS