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Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students

July 2014

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Diamond honored with Lyman award for alumni engagement at Stanford

January 2014

Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received the 2013 Richard W.

Welcoming the class of 2014 undergraduate honors students

July 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2014 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

June 2013

CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the...

Honors program inspires research, connects students to policy world

October 2012

During a five-day trip to Washington, D.C., students met with more than a dozen officials from government agencies and development groups.

Using law to promote social change, three social entrepreneurs join CDDRL community this fall

September 2012

In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San...

Welcoming the class of 2013 undergraduate honors students

August 2012

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2013 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

A fourth wave or a false start?

May 2011

In a new piece published on the Foreign Affairs website, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues that the Arab Spring is witnessing a thawing and freezing across the region as anti-democratic forces...

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

April 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students.

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.

Larry Diamond: Prospects for Egypt's political transition

February 2011

After nearly 30 years on the throne, Egypt’s modern-day pharaoh, Hosni Mubarak, will soon follow in the footsteps of Tunisia’s dictator, Ben Ali.

Jennifer Bussell on reforming Indian Public Services in the digital era

January 2011

Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B.

Larry Diamond on Tunisia's uncertain transition

January 2011

The toppling of a brutal, corrupt, and long-ruling dictator, Zine el Abidine ben Ali, is an extraordinary achievement for the diverse elements of Tunisian society who came out into the streets in...

Editors of 'Hope Deferred' recount stories of Zimbabwean tragedy

December 2010

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in partnership with the Stanford Humanities Center, kicked off the first public event of the Human...

Firoze Manji on challenges using new media to support social justice movements in Africa

February 2010

Firoze Manji is founding Executive Director of Fahamu - Networks for Social Justice, a pan African organization with offices in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and the UK.

"History, Memory and Reconciliation" - a new joint series from FCE and the Program on Human Rights

October 2009

In 2009-2010, the Program on Human Rights will partner with FCE and DLCL to launch part 2 of the Contemporary History and the Future of Memory series by adding "Reconciliation" to the mission.

Program on Human Rights launched at Stanford

October 2009

In a new Stanford endeavor, FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law has joined with the Bowen H.

New Forum on Contemporary Europe research project on History, Memory and Reconciliation

September 2009

In spring 2009, the Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) and the Division on Languages, Civilizations and Literatures (DLCL) delivered the first part of its multi-year research and public policy...

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...

Larry Diamond: How to save democracy

January 2009

Bush gave democracy promotion a bad name, Larry Diamond writes in Newsweek. The new administration needs to get it right.

Gideon Maltz: Zimbabwe's last chance

March 2006

In an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun on March 13, CDDRL pre-doctoral fellow Gideon Maltz argues that the international community's strategy on Zimbabwe has failed.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship