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Human Rights and Repression: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

March 5, 2019

Stanford's Poverty, Violence and Governance Lab is hosting a two day conference that seeks to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of human rights violations in both dictatorships...

The Future of U.S.-China Relations

February 12, 2019

Please join Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 for a conversation with Larry Summers on US-China relations.  Summers will be...

Election 2016: Recapping the Presidential Race

October 10, 2016

**We are no longer accepting RSVPs. This event is at capacity. Please join us via Facebook Live.** The Presidential Election of 2016 has been unlike any in modern American history.

Ballot Battles: The History of Disputed Elections in the United States

February 1, 2016

ABSTRACTIn Ballot Battles, Edward Foley presents a sweeping history of election controversies in the United States, tracing how their evolution generated legal precedents that ultimately...

Stanford's JSK Fellows on Liberation Technology

October 29, 2015

The JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford (jsk.stanford.edu) each year brings 20 outstanding journalists and journalism innovators to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.

Conference on Democracy and its Discontents

October 9, 2015

The Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective is holding a conference on Democracy and its Discontents on October 8-10 in Budapest, Hungary.

A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective

May 21, 2015

Abstract:American democracy differs greatly from other democracies around the world.  But is the American way more or less efficacious than comparable democracies in Asia, Latin America, or Europe?...

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

The Transformation of Democracy and Populism in Latin America

February 27, 2015

Conference Description  There is currently a worldwide debate regarding the transformation of democracy.

Blueprint for Bipartisanship: A Conversation with Senator Olympia Snowe and Jason Grumet

November 11, 2014

  Senator Olympia Jean Snowe is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and served an 18-year career in the Senate, which ended on January 2, 2013.

Why the United States Spends So Much More on Health Care than Other Countries: Economic, Institutional and Political Perspectives

June 5, 2014

Abstract: The United States spends over 17 percent of GDP on health care; the next six highest countries spend over 11 percent.

The Long-Term Impact of Imperialism on Gender

May 22, 2014

Abstract: Gender equality is considered important for development and good governance, yet the causes of cross-national variation in gender equality are still not well understood.

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.

Violence and Policing in Latin American and US Cities

April 28, 2014

The global cities of Latin America - Rio de Janeiro, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana, Mexico City and Medellin - have become engines of economic growth.

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...

Governance of Public Health in Mexico

April 10, 2014

Abstract: Around the world, public health interventions have dramatically changed the life chances of millions.

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

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...

Trauma and Technology: The Role of ICT in Women’s Safety and Mental Health Interventions

February 28, 2014

  Abstract: This talk is motivated by increased efforts in ICTD to lower rates of violence against women (VAW) worldwide.

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...

Will Cambodia See a “Spring”?

February 3, 2014

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Palliative Care and the Right to Health Advocacy & Impact

January 23, 2014

AbstractAccording to international human rights law, countries have to provide palliative care and pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health.

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.

People

Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Patrick Chamorel Research Scholar, CDDRL, Lecturer in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) Program
Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet