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LAD Course: LBSNAA Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

September 6, 2016

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid- and high-level Indian government officials and business leaders is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the private...

Silicon Valley and Asian Economies

February 2, 2016

This event is co-sponsored by NHK WORLD, Global Agenda, and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.About NHK and Global AgendaNHK WORLD is NHK's international broadcast service....

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability

May 15, 2014

Abstract: Decisions about “who gets what, when, and how” are perhaps the most important that any government must make.

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.

The Fight for Internet Freedom

February 21, 2014

**** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION**** AbstractThe Internet makes lives better, around the world, in ways people couldn't have imagined not even a decade ago.

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

A Novel Approach to Crowdsource: the Detection and Management of Large-scale Cholera Outbreaks

January 17, 2014

AbstractDiarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under five years of age, globally.

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...

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.

Putin's Russia: The Challenges Of Engagement

October 17, 2013

John Sloan was appointed Canada’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Armenia and Uzbekistan in August 2010.

Clientelism in Historical Perspective: the 19th-century United States

October 10, 2013

Abstract: What explains the decline of clientelism in advanced democracies?

Egypt's Stalled Transition: A Roundtable Discussion

October 3, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Economic Development and Conflict Resolution: Lessons and Challenges from Palestine

October 2, 2013

Efforts to bolster economic and private sector development in Palestine are central components to many current efforts to build peace and resolve the conflict.

Incentives, Fear of Arrest, and HIV/AIDS: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment Amongst Lawbreakers

May 23, 2013

Abstract: How can we encourage illegal actors to seek assistance from the state?

Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani

May 2, 2013

Conversation with Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI and co-founder Infosys.

A discussion about economic formalization in the MENA region

April 12, 2013

Abstract: Does formalization really matter for developing economies?

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Is the Party Over? The Obsolescence of Authoritarian Growth in Singapore and Malaysia

April 8, 2013

In Singapore the People’s Action Party has held power continuously since 1959, having won 13 more or less constrained legislative elections in a row over more than half a century.

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

Mere Straws in the Wind or Genuine Change? Society, Culture and Public Opinion under China's New Leadership

March 14, 2013

Early returns suggest that it may not be business as usual in state-society relations, with the Party-state being compelled to respond to an increasingly discontented and vocal society, and that a...

Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase 2

March 6, 2013

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Table Abstract: Ahmed Benchemsi, a Stanford visiting scholar and award-winning Moroccan journalist, will introduce "FreeArabs.com".

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Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL