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Putin's Russia: The Challenges Of Engagement

October 17, 2013

John Sloan was appointed Canada’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Armenia and Uzbekistan in August 2010.

Direct Diplomacy in Iran: the Internet as a Platform for Foreign Policy

September 26, 2013

               Abstract Digital technologies have brought disruption to political systems throughout the world, it is disrupting the practice of diplomacy.

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion - Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion

April 16, 2013

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Stanford University 16 April 2013 Agenda 9:00-9:45...

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices

March 11, 2013

Conference on various aspects of how technology can empower right to information movements and what should be done to harness this potential.

Isolation Versus Engagement: The Taiwanese Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Law

March 8, 2013

Abstract: It has been said that constitutional court judges around the world increasingly participate in a "global judicial dialogue" that causes judges to make increased use of foreign law.

ICC Speaker Series- Carla Ferstman

February 13, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

June 7, 2012

Abstract:   The "spirit of democracy" has recently been undermined in several African countries as authoritarian methods have been the preferred approach.

Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

March 2, 2012

Abstract: Nunn's paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - Copyrights/Copywrongs: property rights, human rights and heritage

December 7, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Lost (and Found) in Transition: Democratic Successes and Failures in the post-war Era

October 20, 2011

Kathryn Stoner-Weiss is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, deputy director of CDDRL, and faculty director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford...

Addressing the Accountability Gap in Statebuilding: The Case of Afghanistan

February 25, 2011

Symposium Outline Ten years after President Bush attempted to reduce U.S.

Exporting Democracy

January 18, 2011

The Hon.

Democracy and Conflict: Lessons from Afghanistan

September 30, 2010

Ben Rowswell is a Canadian diplomat with a specialization in statebuilding and stabilization.

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.

Global Justice, Individual Autonomy and Institutional Legitimacy

October 9, 2009

Nicole Hassoun (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is an assistant professor in philosophy and international relations at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa

May 12, 2009

Nathan Nunn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Nunn was born in Canada, where he received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005.

New Dynamic Triangle-Taiwan, US, and China: A Conversation

May 4, 2009

In this conversation, Taiwan's Representative to Taiwan, Jason Yuan, and Director of CDDRL, Larry Diamond, will talk about a variety of issues associated with the triangular relationship among...

Youth Movements in Post-Communist Societies: Dynamics of Nonviolent Resistance

April 14, 2009

In the presentation, Olena Nikolayenko will analyze the development of youth movements in five post-communist countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The European Union - entering the big league?

April 25, 2008

The European Union has been described as "an economic giant but a political pygmy".

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project: Evaluating the Impact of the FCTC

April 10, 2008

Professor Geoffrey T. Fong will be speaking on the impact ofthe FCTC, as part of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Proeject.

Terrorism Law: Between the Executive and Legislative Models

April 1, 2008

Daphne Barak-Erez LL.B. (Tel-Aviv) (summa cum laude) 1988, LL. M. (Tel-Aviv) (summa cum laude) 1991, and J. S.

The Political Representation of the Poor: How Electoral Rules Affect Poverty Responsiveness

January 24, 2008

Karen Long Jusko is an Assistant Professor (Subject to PhD) in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University, with expertise in comparative democratic politics and quantitative methods...

"Democracy Promotion and Civil Society: Six Models in Search of Reality"

November 20, 2007

Jeffrey S. Kopstein is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto.


Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative