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Kleptocracy: A Discussion with Charles Davidson, Jeffrey Gedmin, and Oleksandra Ustinova

March 7, 2019

*/ Kleptocracy--well-organized elite corruption--has come to characterize Russia and much of the post-Communist space, and is one of the chief obstacles to democratic development as well as...

Human Rights and Repression: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

March 5, 2019

Stanford's Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab is hosting a two day conference that seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of human rights violations in both dictatorships...

Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

February 28, 2019

Abstract:Is philanthropy, by its very nature, a threat to today’s democracy?

Getting China Right: Reassessing Chinese Power and U.S. Policy in Asia

February 25, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by February 22, 2019 at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZCwcHC0qTec2rzj63VALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVAL...

Not Always Stand Divided: Islamists and Secular Rivals in Tunisia

February 21, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Abstract:Why were Islamists less polarizing in Tunisia than their counterparts in Egypt after the downfall of the autocratic...

Dissident Resilience to Repression: The Case of Pinochet's Chile

February 14, 2019

Abstract:Why do some dissident groups survive government repression while others get eliminated?

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

February 12, 2019

Please join Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 for a conversation with Larry Summers on US-China relations.  Summers will be...

The Oppressive regime in Russia. Moral dilemmas and Lack of Liberal Leadership

February 11, 2019

Abstract:Russia has evolved into an autocracy under Putin's 18-year long rule.

A New Approach to Economic Development

February 8, 2019

AbstractFrom the point of view of institutional economics, growth is related to the implementation and enforcement of property rights.

Coping with Polarizing-cum-Transforming Politics and Democratic Decay

February 7, 2019

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Abstract:Severe polarization is a global threat that has detrimental effects on democracy and well-being.

Making Democracy Work: Ukrainian Reforms Architecture

January 31, 2019

After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has faced a challenging combination: Hybrid war from Russia side and economic and institutional collapse.

Lean Impact: Innovation to Accelerate Global Development

January 31, 2019

Abstract:Three years after the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted, it's already clear we will fall short on our current trajectory.

Defending Free Assembly in the Digital World: A Roundtable with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association

January 28, 2019

Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, UC...

Myth-making as Nation-building in Contemporary Russia

January 24, 2019

Abstract:Ever since the Millennium Message, Putin's first presidential speech on January 1, 2000, the Kremlin's political architects have cultivated a narrative of Russia as a unique nation on a...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2019

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...

Democracy and Financial Crisis

January 17, 2019

Abstract:Existing scholarship attributes various political and economic advantages to democratic governance. These advantages may make more democratic countries prone to financial crises.

Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

January 16, 2019

Join members from the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age for a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Frank Fukuyama, Director of the Center on Democracy,...

What Do Donors Want?

January 10, 2019

Abstract:Influential theories indicate concern that campaign donors exert outsized political influence.

Frontline Battles for Civil Rights and LGBT+ Equality: Breaking Myths

January 8, 2019

Recent decades of rapid social transformations across the globe provoked tectonic shifts: minorities are more visible than ever, equality movements spread across many borders and historic...

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.

Indonesia: Democratic Hopes, Institutional Woes

December 6, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program andthe Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Indonesia features Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and dynamic democracy, but debilitating...

Indigenous Identity in Latin America

November 29, 2018

Abstract:Today, nearly 9% of people in Latin America identify as Indigenous, ranging from 2% in Argentina to 30% in Guatemala with high within-country variation.

Special Nov. 28 Event: Russia's Latest Attack on Ukraine, What does it mean for Ukraine and for the West?

November 28, 2018

On November 25, Russian border patrol ships rammed a Ukrainian naval tug and then fired upon and seized it along with two Ukrainian gunboats that were legally attempting to pass through the Kerch...

PDI Seminar Series – Changing Media Landscape

November 27, 2018

Note: This seminar series is open only to Stanford faculty and scholars.The Project on Democracy and the Internet’s Fall Seminar Series on Free Speech, Democracy, and the Internet is hosted by Nate...

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