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The Challenges of Reimagining Policing: A Comparative Perspective

July 15, 2020

This event will take place on Zoom.

Authoritarian Regimes React to Recent Challenges to Democracy in the U.S.

June 10, 2020

As street protests in the U.S. grew in strength in support of racial justice, authoritarian regimes around the world offered their own interpretations of events to their people back home.

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

POSTPONED: Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes? Evidence from Education Reforms in Tanzania

May 14, 2020

Abstract:Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

POSTPONED: Democratic Discord: When Electoral Democracy Creates Social Conflict

May 7, 2020

Abstract:I label the phenomenon of democratic politicians mobilizing and exacerbating societal conflict to win votes “democratic discord.”  First, I demonstrate the concept of democratic discord...

Federalism and covid: A comparative study of the US, Brazil and Mexico

May 7, 2020

Speaker Bio: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros joined the FSI faculty in 2013 after serving for five years as the director of the Center for US-Mexico studies at the University of California, San Diego.

Reconciliations, Settlements, and the Making of Syria’s Illiberal Peace

April 24, 2020

ABSTRACTThe absence of an internationally mandated or internally negotiated peace process has allowed the Syrian regime to craft an illiberal peace as an outcome to the nearly decade-long conflict....

CANCELLED: Book Talk: Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

April 23, 2020

Abstract:Ahmet T. Kuru will talk about his new book  Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison (Cambridge University Press, 2019).

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Preparing for the Election in the Midst of the Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nathaniel Persily is the James B.

Universality to Plurality: Values in Japanese Foreign Policy

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Maiko Ichihara is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar at the...

Putin and the autocratic response to Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio: Kathryn Stoner is the Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and...

Accountability at a time of Crisis: the case of Covid-19 in Egypt

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Nancy Okail is a visiting scholar at CDDRL.

European Elections and Party Advertisements in the Digital Age

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio: Laura Jakli is a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and a Ph.D.

CANCELLED - Power to the Parents?

March 12, 2020

Abstract:Community-driven development programs that decentralized administrative, fiscal, and political functions have become a popular policy tool to deliver public services.  We study a large...

Can American Democracy Survive the 2020 Elections?

March 5, 2020

Abstract:As the 2020 presidential campaign begins to take shape, there is widespread distrust of the fairness and accuracy of American elections. Four factors increasing the mistrust.

Trajectories and Consequences of Authoritarian Elite Persistence Under Democracy

February 27, 2020

Abstract:When authoritarian-era elites return to positions of power under democracy, what are the implications for the quality of democracy?

Lunch Seminar Series | Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

February 25, 2020

Join Stephen Stedman, Nathaniel Persily, the Cyber Policy Center, and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in an enlightening exploration of the recent report,...

Globalization, International Norms and Capacity Building

February 20, 2020

Abstract:At any given moment there are hundreds of international negotiations being undertaken in numerous institutions and forums, touching upon every legal and social aspect, including cyber,...

CANCELED: Deliberative democracy and Constitutional amendment in Mongolia

February 13, 2020

 CANCELLED Moderator:  Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law (CDDRL)Comments: James Fishkin, Director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy ...

The Modernization of Rural East Asia

February 13, 2020

 Abstract:Kristen Looney will be discussing her forthcoming work, Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia (Cornell U. Press 2020).

The Future of Accountability and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Latin America: Guatemala and Argentina

February 6, 2020

 Sponsored by: Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for Latin American Studies About the Speakers:Laura Alonso has an extensive and unique cross-sector career in...

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Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond hs Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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