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Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Where's Taiwan on the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

October 2015

With the announcement on Monday that an agreement has been reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial trade accord is in the news all across Asia this week.

Stanford scholar examines entrepreneurship in North Africa

April 2014

In a recent report, CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow Amr Adly, with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise, provides insight on post-revolution entrepreneurship in Egypt and...

Stanford research suggests increased role for social entrepreneurship in post Arab Spring countries

April 2012

A new research study released by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy finds that economic conditions coupled with social changes unleashed by the Arab Spring have created an environment ripe...

Historic summit to convene leaders of the new Middle East at Stanford

April 2012

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford will host its inaugural conference April 10 to 14, convening exceptional young leaders together to share their ideas, seed potential...

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

March 2012

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL...

Top British advisor joins Stanford as visiting scholar

March 2012

Steve Hilton has served as David Cameron’s senior advisor since the British prime minister was elected in 2010.

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.

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...

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...

The solution for Morocco: the reformed monarchy

May 2011

In an interview with the French magazine l’Express, Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, a consulting professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, analyzes the revolutions in...

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.

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...

Advancing a new narrative for statebuilding in Afghanistan

March 2011

On February 25 and 26, the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, in partnership with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade,...

Ben Abdallah on Moroccan reform for "Le Monde"

February 2011

CDDRL Visiting Scholar Hicham Ben Abdallah comments on Morocco's role in the democratic wave sweeping through the Arab world in an article published in the French newspaper Le Monde.

Francis Fukuyama: US democracy has little to teach China

January 2011

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a dramatic reversal of fortune in the relative prestige of different political and economic models.

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...

Program on Human Rights introduces new speaker series

December 2010

In January-April 2011, the Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars of human...

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...

Frank Fukuyama: Time for a Sensible Debate on Immigrants and Crime

July 2010

Opponents of immigration reform see illegal immigrants as criminals who will disregard U.S.

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,...

FSI's Technology, Governance, and Global Development Conference

May 2010

In mid-April, FSI convened a conference on Technology, Governance, and Global Development, to examine how technical innovation solves, or fails to solve, the problems of global underdevelopment....

People

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