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Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

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

Does Growth Require Market-Enhancing Institutions?

January 16, 2020

Abstract:Scholars and policymakers maintain that economic growth requires strong legal institutions that can ensure competitive markets.

Russian Propaganda about Syria

December 5, 2019

Co-author Renée DiResta Abstract:When protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad began in 2011, Russia made good on its decades-long alliance with Syria, providing Assad with diplomatic and...

Who Is Really Corrupt in Ukraine?

December 5, 2019

Please join Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:30pm for a conversation with Sergii Leschenko.  Leschenko will be joined in...

Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

November 21, 2019

Abstract: A criminal trial is likely the most significant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of...

Comparing Immigration Policies in the US, Canada, and Australia

November 14, 2019

Speaker Bio:Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), the Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy...

The Costs of Claim-Making in Mexico

November 7, 2019

Abstract:High bureaucratic transaction costs can make it impossible for individuals to claim welfare benefits.

Ill Winds Against Liberal Democracy

October 31, 2019

Speaker Bio:Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

The global spread of political polarization

October 24, 2019

Abstract:Political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world—from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and the United States.

State Capture in China?

October 17, 2019

Abstract:The dynamic game between political and business elites in both democratic and non-democratic countries has received much attention since the rise of the super-rich in global politics.

Should We Take Authoritarian Anti-Corruption Seriously?

October 3, 2019

Abstract:Anti-corruption efforts by authoritarian regimes are often assumed to be political charades or excuses to purge rivals.

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawWE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS...

Contingent Extremism

September 26, 2019

Abstract:What explains the political momentum of far right parties?

Tunisia's Vital Election: Democratic Consolidation in a Divided Society

September 9, 2019

ABSTRACTThis lecture will consider the challenge of moving from a negotiated transition to a consolidated democracy as exemplified by the case critical of Tunisia.

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Let's Talk Ukraine: A Discussion of Current Events with UELP Fellows

September 4, 2019

Please join the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program to meet the third cohort of fellows. The event will be followed by a reception and networking from 5:30-7:00pm.

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion with Maria Ressa

June 26, 2019

RSVP Now2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Maria Ressa to Headline Award Panel DiscussionMaria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Award, is an internationally-esteemed journalist and...

CDDRL Seminar Featuring Honor Student Awardees

June 5, 2019

Two CDDRL honors students will present their theses at this week's CDDRL Research Seminar on Wednesday, June 5, from 12-1:30pm.    Sophia Pink's thesis, "Think like a Scientist: Interventions to...

Elusive inclusion – South Africa’s continuing struggle

May 30, 2019

Abstract:Efforts are underway in South Africa to turn around a decade of governance reversal.

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy

May 23, 2019

Abstract:Democracies are in danger. Around the world, a rising wave of populist leaders threatens to erode the core structures of democratic self rule.

Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

Memory and Forgetting in Autocracies

May 16, 2019

Abstract: How do memory and forgetting shape politics in autocracies?

Cosmopolitanism and the Crisis of Social Identity

May 9, 2019

Abstract:The recent surge in nationalism and tribalism brings renewed salience to questions of identity within and across borders.

People

Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law