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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...

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

Conflict and Crisis: Implications of Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Syria

November 10, 2015

**To RSVP, please email Jessie Brunner at jbrunner@stanford.edu.**AbstractAs the protracted and chaotic conflict in Syria continues into its fifth year, Syrians of all backgrounds are being...

Will the Revolution be Tweeted? Information & Communication Technology and Conflict

January 30, 2015

Is communication technology conducive to collective violence? Recent studies have provided conflicting answers to the same question.

The Ties that Bind: Elite Networks and Stability in Iraq and Syria

January 29, 2015

Abstract: Why and how do elite arrangements vary across authoritarian regimes?

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.

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Art and the Syrian Revolution

May 22, 2013

Syrian graphic designer and activist Tareq Samman talks about the role of art in the Syrian revolution. This event is sponsored by the Arab Studies Table at Stanford.

Minority Rights in the Transitioning Arab World

April 30, 2013

Processes of democratic transition in today’s Arab world carry with them both challenges and opportunities for minorities.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Cash Rules Everything Around Me: The Commercialization of Online Spying

November 30, 2012

AbstractThe so-called "Arab Spring" saw politically and economically disenfranchised citizens take advantage of new tools such as social media and smartphones to break the state’s monopoly on...

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

November 29, 2012

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

The Arab Uprising

October 25, 2012

Abstract: Nearly two years after the Tunisian uprisings launched a massive wave of regional protest across the Arab world, many important and highly contested questions remain.

The United States and the Arab Awakening -- An Early Assessment

May 10, 2012

Abstract: Tamara Cofman Wittes, who helped manage the State Department's response to the Arab Awakening and now directs the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will...

Arab Satire Night

April 18, 2012

The Arab Studies Table at Stanford presents:   ARAB SATIRE NIGHT The funny side of the Arab Spring feat.

One Year Later: International Responses to the Crisis in Syria

March 16, 2012

  In commemoration of the Syrian revolution's one year anniversary, STAND and CDDRL are proud to host a panel discussion about international responses to the crisis in Syria.   Join us in the...

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...

The Political Economy of Syria and the Uprising

February 14, 2012

In this book talk, Bassam Haddad will talk about his new book, Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011), which addresses the...

Opening up Government

January 27, 2012

Abstract Weinstein recently returned from two years on the National Security Council staff at the White House where we played a key role in thinking through a 21st century approach to fighting...

After the Arab Spring: The Current State of the Internet & Democracy Debate

December 2, 2011

Abstract The talk will discuss the impact that recent events in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria and other MENA countries has had on the debate about the Internet & democracy in general and on the...

Reports from the Bleeding Edge: What Journalism in Syria, China and Iran tell us about Silicon Valley's Future

November 11, 2011

Abstract The Internet is now approaching near-ubiquity as a method for gathering, distributing and obtaining the news.

Policy perspectives from the Obama Administration

November 3, 2011

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

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.

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Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet