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Islamists and the Arab Uprisings

May 18, 2021

This event is cosponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and the Ten Years On Project, www.TheArabUprisings.org    ABSTRACT During the height of the mass uprisings...

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

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.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Diary of a Banished Prince

May 28, 2014

Abstract: Moulay Hicham’s newly published memoir, Journal d’un prince banni, retells his personal life within the context of devastating political critique against the Moroccan political system,...

The Long-Term Impact of Imperialism on Gender

May 22, 2014

Abstract: Gender equality is considered important for development and good governance, yet the causes of cross-national variation in gender equality are still not well understood.

Rivals for the Throne: The Succession Problem in Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2014

Speaker Bio: Nabil Mouline is a senior researcher in The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS).

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase 2

March 6, 2013

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Table Abstract: Ahmed Benchemsi, a Stanford visiting scholar and award-winning Moroccan journalist, will introduce "FreeArabs.com".

Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World

April 26, 2012

The third ARD annual conference examineي the challenges, key issues, and ways forward for social and economic development in the Arab world during this period of democratic transition.  Day One -...

AMENDS Inaugural Conference - Meet the Leaders of the New Middle East

April 10, 2012

      Summit Schedule   Day 1: Wednesday 11 April           2:00 – 5:30 PM Paul Brest Hall “Technology, Social Media, and Innovation” AMENDS Talks Speakers:Aymen Abderrahman, Selma Chirouf, Rawan...

Tools of Change: How the Internet Helped Shape the Arab Spring

February 24, 2012

AbstractThe Internet has served as a tool in the struggle for freedom in the Arab Spring uprisings, from Tunisia--where bloggers made sure the struggle was heard around the world--to Syria, where...

What Do Ordinary Citizens Want: Democracy, Political Islam, or Democracy and Political Islam?

December 8, 2011

Mark Tessler is Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science.

The Illusion of Democracy: How Morocco's Absolute Monarchy Managed the Arab Spring

October 13, 2011

Ahmed Benchemsi is a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

May 12, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its second annual conference on May 12-13, 2011.

No Picnic: The Dynamics of Culture in the Contemporary Arab World

February 22, 2011

In this analysis of the region, Hicham Ben Abdallah points out that, while political issues are important to understanding the authoritarian political structures of the Arab world, it is also...

Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and Jordan

May 7, 2010

The Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World is pleased to invite you to its next research seminar Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and...

Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization

February 26, 2010

The lecture is preceded by a workshop at 10am in the same location. For additional information please access the DLCL site listing here.

Does Inclusion Lead to Moderation? The Dilemma of Islamist Parties in Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco

February 24, 2009

Shadi Hamid is a Hewlett Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).

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