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Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

The Future of Ukrainian Democracy after Elections: Successes and Challenges

April 9, 2019

After the events of the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine made a decisive historic choice in its shift towards democracy, notwithstanding current threats to security and sovereignty from Russia’s...

Making Democracy Work: Ukrainian Reforms Architecture

January 31, 2019

After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has faced a challenging combination: Hybrid war from Russia side and economic and institutional collapse.

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

LAD Course: Case Teaching and Case Study Writing for Public Policy at the Ukrainian Catholic University

September 6, 2016

This workshop course is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centered teaching styles...

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...

LAD Course: INSPER Institute of Education and Research

May 10, 2016

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

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

On Politics and Satire: A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

September 29, 2015

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Taiwan's National Security and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The International Law Dimension

July 1, 2015

AbstractThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is widely regarded as the economic component of the US strategy of “rebalance” to Asia.

Why Taiwan's Defense Spending Has Fallen as China's Has Risen

May 19, 2015

ABSTRACTOver the past 20 years, the military balance between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan has rapidly shifted.

Journalism from below in the Digital Age with P. Sainath

May 6, 2015

The People's Archive of Rural India combines text, audio, video, and photographs to present what is both a living journal and a growing online archive.

Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Crowdsourcing a Meeting of Minds

January 16, 2015

Crowdsourcing is an increasingly powerful method for combining amateurs' efforts to recreate an expert's abilities.

Foreign and Domestic Investment in Argentina: The Politics of Privatized Infrastructure

January 9, 2015

AbstractPolitical economy scholarship suggests that private sector investment, and thus economic growth, is more likely to occur when formal institutions allow states to provide investors with...

Political Order and Political Decay

October 2, 2014

Abstract: Francis Fukuyama will discuss the second volume, Political Order and Political Decay, of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state.

What we have Learned about Iraq from the Ba`th Party Archives

September 25, 2014

 Abstract:Determining the specificities of everyday political life in one of the 20th century's most notorious dictatorships – Iraq under Saddam Hussein – is possible as a result of the...

Explaining Dominance: The Sources of Long-Lived One-Party Rule in Electorally Contested Regimes

May 29, 2014

Abstract: Why do some ruling parties last in power for decades despite facing regular, contested elections?  Well-known examples include the PRI in Mexico, the LDP in Japan, the PAP in Singapore,...

Diary of a Banished Prince

May 28, 2014

Abstract: Moulay Hicham’s newly published memoir, Journal d’un prince banni, retells his personal life within the context of devastating political critique against the Moroccan political system,...

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.

State Building Outside-In

May 8, 2014

Abstract:   There is no consensus in the policy or academic worlds about what kind of interventions are most effective in promoting governance in badly governed polities.

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...

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer, FSI Distinguished Fellow, FSE, Distinguished Fellow, CDDRL
Shavit Matias Visiting Scholar, CDDRL