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Three Years, Three New Leaders: The Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Selects its Next Class

July 2019

  Now in its third year, the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program hosted at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is delighted to welcome three leading...

Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Launches Application for 2018-19

December 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is proud to announce the beginning of the second application season for the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program.The...

Stanford University Launches Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program

October 2017

 The Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program provides a unique opportunity to three mid-career professionals from Ukraine to study at Stanford University for the 2017-18 academic year.

Sviatoslav Vakarchuk joins Stanford as a visiting scholar this fall

September 2017

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome Sviatoslav Vakarchuk as a visiting scholar for the fall quarter.

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

Russian disinformation campaign in Ukraine

June 2017

National Democratic Institute and Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law convened an invitation-only event that includes thought leaders from tech firms, political...

Stanford program to host Ukrainian leaders

January 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce the launch of a new practice-based program to train emerging leaders from Ukraine.

The New Yorker: Reforming Ukraine after the revolutions

August 2016

Joshua Yaffa writes in the September issue of The New Yorker magazine about the phenomenon of Ukrainian journalists Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem becoming politicians.

Former fellows comment on Ukraine's continuing struggle for political change

April 2016

In a video by PBS NewsHour, three Ukrainian alumni of the CDDRL's Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program provide comments on the struggle for political change and stability in their country two years...

Ukrainian fellow reflects on journey to parliament

April 2015

 Svitlana Zalishchuk (’11), an alumna of the Draper Hills Summer Fellow Program (DHSFP) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law reflects on the challenges and motives...

FSI's Mike McFaul on the 'judo master' in the Kremlin

August 2014

Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is featured in this week's New Yorker magazine and writes in this Politico piece that Russia's President...

Diamond on deepening democratic recession

May 2014

CDDRL Director Larry Diamond addresses concerns of an intensifying democratic recession in a piece in The Atlantic.

Diamond on democratic development and key global issues

March 2014

In a two-part interview with “WorldDenver Talks”, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond discusses democratic development, current events in Ukraine, liberation technology and the role of social media.

Stanford experts weigh in on the Ukrainian crisis

March 2014

From the November 2013 public protests in Kiev to Crimea's breakaway from Ukraine, FSI scholars have been monitoring developments throughout the region.

Stanford scholar discusses Putin’s search for greatness

March 2014

In a piece for Foreign Affairs, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a show of force by Russian President Vladimir Putin to re-establish the country as a...

At Stanford, IMF chief discusses promise, risk of global economy

February 2014

Christine Lagarde says she is optimistic that the world’s economic leaders are committed to taking the steps that will guard against another large-scale financial collapse.

Global democracy leaders to assemble at Stanford this summer

July 2013

From Burma to Ukraine, the 2013 Draper Hills Summer Fellows are leading organizations and programs - often at tremendous odds - to advance democratic practices, combat corruption and uphold human...

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

Larry Diamond: Transition traps

February 2011

After the peaceful mass uprising that toppled one of the world’s oldest autocracies, it is now possible to imagine the emergence of a genuine democracy in Egypt—the most important country in the...

Diamond provides recommendations for a post-Mubarak world

February 2011

Two decades after the fall of Soviet-bloc dictatorships, popular movements for democracy are erupting in the last regional bastion of authoritarianism: the Arab world.

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development is now accepting applications for the Class of 2014

September 2010

Launched in 2005, the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development Program is a three-week executive education program that is hosted annually at Stanford University's Center on...

Rising international stars: 2010 Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development

July 2010

Rising leaders from a diverse group of nations in transition, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, and Nigeria arrived on July 25 for a three-week seminar with Stanford faculty,...

Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development complete training

August 2009

Rising leaders from some of the world's most challenging nations, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recently completed...


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