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Liberation Technology Seminar Series launches for the fall quarter

September 2011

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series is set for an exciting fall quarter.

Advancing energy sector reform in Lebanon

September 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with the Safadi Foundation USA (SFUSA) and the Center for International Private...

Political repression 2.0

September 2011

In a piece written for the New York Times on September 1, Evgeny Morozov a visiting scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law comments on the role Western technology...

Kavita Ramdas joins CDDRL's new program on social entrepreneurship

September 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University announced today that Kavita N.

Introducing the 2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

June 2011

Twenty-seven rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

Bridging Silicon Valley and Tahrir Square

June 2011

The Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted two events in May, which brought together the technology and activist communities in...

2011 Draper Hills Summer Fellows Selected

April 2011

Twenty-eight rising leaders from emerging democracies around the world have been named to the 2011 class of Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development at CDDRL.

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Your People

March 2011

In a piece for the blog Jadaliyya, Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager Lina Khatib at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, makes the argument that Arab leaders have...

Diamond on Obama's moment of truth

March 2011

In a piece for The New Republic, Larry Diamond, Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, issues President Obama a call to action as the crisis unfolds in Libya, urging...

New course: The internet, public action, and development

March 2011

A new course entitled, The Internet, Public Action and Development, will be co-taught in the spring by CDDRL Director, Larry Diamond and Vivek Srinivasan, Program Manager for the CDDRL Liberation...

How Web 2.0 drives political change in the Arab world and beyond

March 2011

On February 24, the Program on Liberation Technology at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) hosted a conference entitled Blogs and Bullets: Social Media and the...

Fung on why technology hasn't revolutionized politics

March 2011

Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship at the Harvard Kennedy School, delivered the March 3 Liberation Technology seminar titled, Why Technology Hasn't Revolutionized...

Hoffmann and Jeon on using ICT for clean water in Kibera

February 2011

The February 10 Liberation Technology seminar titled, Can ICT Improve Clean Water Delivery Systems in Slums? Lessons from Kibera was led by two Stanford students, Katherine Hoffman, M.A.

Subramanian on information access under poor connectivity

February 2011

Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Assistant Professor in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, delivered the February 3 Liberation Technology seminar on the topic of Information Access...

Jennifer Bussell on reforming Indian Public Services in the digital era

January 2011

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

Vivek Srinivasan on the role of technology in combating corruption

January 2011

Vivek Srinivasan, who will be assuming the position of CDDRL Program Manager for the Liberation Technology Program, delivered the January 20 seminar to discuss the use of technology to combat...

Yochai Benkler on 'A Tale of Two Blogospheres'

January 2011

At the January 13 Liberation Technology Seminar Johai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society,...

Jonathan Zittrain on minds for sale

January 2011

The first Liberation Technology seminar of the winter quarter on January 6, featured Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet &amp...

Nathan Eagle on mobile phone usage in the developing world

December 2010

Nathan Eagle, Founder and CEO of txteagle spoke at the weekly Liberation Technology Seminar Series on Dececember 2, 2010 about mobile phone usage in the developing 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,...

d.school class sees Stanford students develop ICT solutions to healthcare challenges in Kenya

July 2010

This Spring quarter, while our seminar series took a break, Program co principals Terry Winograd and Joshua Cohen taught a new course at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school):...

Patrick Meier and Evgeny Morozov to join the Program as Visiting Scholars

June 2010

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Program on Liberation Technology will have two new visiting scholars from September 2010 - Patrick Meier and Evgeny Morozov.

Liberation Technology Seminar Series to continue in Fall 2010

March 2010

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series will take a break during Spring Quarter 2010 in order to present a class taught by co-sponsors of the program, Joshua Cohen, Professor of Political Science,...