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Building Peace in a Fragile World

October 8, 2015

AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, will discuss the global challenge of fragility and conflict, including a vision of the way forward. Ms.

Is Putin’s Russia a Kleptocracy? And if so, so what?

May 1, 2015

Karen Dawisha is the author of Putin’s Kleptocracy. Who Owns Russia? and the Walter E.

Evolving into a Genuinely Digital Society

May 23, 2014

*Event is currently full.

Arabic Conversation Session with Zahera Harb

May 19, 2014

*Open only to Stanford students.*  Speaker Bio:  Zahera Harb is one of the six 2013-2014 FSI-Humanities Center International Visitors and will be in residence at Stanford in May 2014.

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better

April 17, 2014

Abstract: Professor Schuck's new book first identifies the endemic  ineffectiveness of much federal domestic policy as a major cause of public disaffection with Washington.  This disaffection has...

Electoral System Reform

March 14, 2014

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the...

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration

March 13, 2014

AbstractThe framework of "LGBT rights" can be critiqued as challenging tradition or as culturally specific, yet at the same time, it can be essential to one's sense of identity and justice.

The Performance of Democracies

March 6, 2014

Abstract: The Performance of Democracies is a research project that will start in May 2014. The project is funded by the European Research Council, the budget is 4.2 mil. Euro.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution

February 13, 2014

Speaker bio: Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Imagining Global Health with Justice

February 13, 2014

AbstractThe scope and complexity of global health can be overwhelming, making it difficult to form an inspiring and unified vision for the future.

Regionalism and State Weakness

February 6, 2014

  Abstract: Scholars of state development have paid insufficient attention to the question of regionalism; too often modeling state-building as the extension of the authority of a 'center' over...

Redistribution and Group Participation: Comparative Experimental Evidence from Africa and the UK

January 30, 2014

Abstract: We design an original laboratory experiment to investigate whether redistributive actions hinder the formation of Pareto-improving groups.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Incentives and Norms on the Ground: EU Accession, NGOs, and Human Rights

January 16, 2014

Abstract:   How can international organizations influence behavior at the level of the individual?

Illegal Drug Markets and Violence in Mexico: The Causes Beyond Calderon

January 9, 2014

Abstract: This paper estimates the effect that successful cocaine interdiction policies in Colombia have had on violence in Mexico.

A Postscript to the 1943 Cairo Conference: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Chinese Dilemma

December 6, 2013

 Abstract: That the Cairo Conference has been overshadowed by the wartime summits at Teheran and Yalta is understandable given the start of the Cold War in Europe almost immediately after the...

Redistributive Colonialism: Caste, Conflict and Development in India

December 5, 2013

Abstract: Prior work on colonialism has shown that colonial institutions can influence modern developments outcomes, but has not examined the distributional effect of colonialism within societies....

*Change of Speaker* Geography and Gridlock in the United States

November 21, 2013

Speaker bio: Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions.

The Changing Field of Power in Post-Martial Law Taiwan

November 8, 2013

Abstract: Professor Gold will make a presentation that is part of a larger book project that applies the theory of fields as elaborated by Pierre Bourdieu, Neil Fligstein and Doug McAdam to the...

Reporting from Cuba: How Pixels are Bringing Down the Wall of Censorship

October 28, 2013

*****LIBERATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL EVENT****Change of location- now in Bechtel Conference CenterEncina Hall A livestream will be available for this event.

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

October 23, 2013

Abstract: The seminar session will present findings from a new study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia.