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POSTPONED: The Ukrainian Nexus: Government, Technology, Creativity.

February 4, 2020

POSTPONED: Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, Stanford CDDRL will be postponing The Ukrainian Nexus Conference until a later date.

The Origins of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

February 3, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTOrganized groups with cross class networks and institutional links to different social constituencies have often been...

Justice as Checks and Balances: Indigenous Claims in the Courts of Colonial Mexico

January 30, 2020

Abstract:Why did colonial powers establish courts to address Indigenous grievances?

Egypt’s Exiles: Repression, Polarization and Politics

January 28, 2020

ABSTRACTWhile the phenomenon of Egyptians leaving their homeland in search for work abroad has been ongoing for decades, a new trend has emerged since 2011, namely thousands have expatriated for...

The Rise of Women in Muslim Political Parties

January 27, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTBenazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Roza Otunbayva in Kyrgystan, Megawati Sukarno Putri in Indonesia: female Muslim leaders are...

Incentives for Police Professionalization in Mexico

January 23, 2020

Abstract:In the face of mounting challenges from criminal activity and citizen demands for improved public safety, Mexico has undertaken significant efforts at police reform.

How to Make Love to a Despot: Book Launch and Discussion with Stephen Krasner and Francis Fukuyama

January 22, 2020

  "How to Make Love to a Despot" by Stephen D. KrasnerPlease note this book launch event will be virtual over zoom    Stephen D.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Does Growth Require Market-Enhancing Institutions?

January 16, 2020

Abstract:Scholars and policymakers maintain that economic growth requires strong legal institutions that can ensure competitive markets.

Movement Resilience in Sudan’s Popular Uprising

January 9, 2020

 Abstract:  What explains sustained mobilization — social movement resilience — in the face of severe autocratic repression?

Russian Propaganda about Syria

December 5, 2019

Co-author Renée DiResta Abstract:When protests against Syrian President Bashar Assad began in 2011, Russia made good on its decades-long alliance with Syria, providing Assad with diplomatic and...

Who Is Really Corrupt in Ukraine?

December 5, 2019

Please join Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:30pm for a conversation with Sergii Leschenko.  Leschenko will be joined in...

Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

November 21, 2019

Abstract: A criminal trial is likely the most significant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of...

Comparing Immigration Policies in the US, Canada, and Australia

November 14, 2019

Speaker Bio:Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), the Director of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy...

The Costs of Claim-Making in Mexico

November 7, 2019

Abstract:High bureaucratic transaction costs can make it impossible for individuals to claim welfare benefits.

Ill Winds Against Liberal Democracy

October 31, 2019

Speaker Bio:Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

The global spread of political polarization

October 24, 2019

Abstract:Political polarization is tearing at the seams of democracies around the world—from Brazil, India, and Kenya, to Poland, Turkey, and the United States.

State Capture in China?

October 17, 2019

Abstract:The dynamic game between political and business elites in both democratic and non-democratic countries has received much attention since the rise of the super-rich in global politics.

Should We Take Authoritarian Anti-Corruption Seriously?

October 3, 2019

Abstract:Anti-corruption efforts by authoritarian regimes are often assumed to be political charades or excuses to purge rivals.

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawWE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS...

Contingent Extremism

September 26, 2019

Abstract:What explains the political momentum of far right parties?

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Tunisia's Vital Election: Democratic Consolidation in a Divided Society

September 9, 2019

ABSTRACTThis lecture will consider the challenge of moving from a negotiated transition to a consolidated democracy as exemplified by the case critical of Tunisia.

Let's Talk Ukraine: A Discussion of Current Events with UELP Fellows

September 4, 2019

Please join the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program to meet the third cohort of fellows. The event will be followed by a reception and networking from 5:30-7:00pm.

People

Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow, Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR