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Spark Change from Within

April 12, 2011

Rye Barcott's signature presentation on social entrepreneurship takes audiences on a journey through the joy and heartbreak, the friendships and betrayals, and the failures and triumphs of creating...

Nothing Short of A Revolution: Women's Movements Might Just Liberate Us All!

February 17, 2011

Kavita Ramdas is an inspirational and mindful leader, an advocate for human rights, open and civil societies, and a respected advisor and commentator on issues of social entrepreneurship,...

Reflection from the ground in Afghanistan

November 12, 2010

Sakena Yacoobi is the founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, one of the largest non-profit organizations in Afghanistan.

Political Reform in the Arab World: Problems and Prospects

May 10, 2010

On May 10-11, 2010 the Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at CDDRL held its international inaugural conference.

Participatory Development in East Africa's Largest Slum: The Carolina For Kibera Story

April 6, 2010

Carolina for Kibera (CFK) inspires and nurtures youth leaders in the slum of Kibera, Kenya through a unique model of participatory development.  CFK recognizes the youth of Kibera as resilient,...

Using Technology to Catalyze Large-scale Social Change

October 29, 2009

AbstractSince 2004, Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm of eBay founder, Pierre Omidyar, has been investing in market-based efforts with the potential for large-scale, catalytic...

Innovations in Energy Efficiency: California, Taiwan and Mainland China

February 17, 2009

There is a potential for large gains in the efficiency of energy use with substantial economic payoffs: in buildings, motor vehicles, traffic control, electricity grids, industry.

Prospects for Independent Media in Putin's Russia

November 21, 2008

Manana Aslamazyan, a media and television expert who has worked with Russian journalists for more than 15 years, is Executive Director of Internews Europe based in Paris.

Just Supply Chains

January 11, 2008

Joshua Cohen and Richard Locke plan to explore the conditions under which different strategies, either separately or in conjunction, might suceed in promoting a more fair global economy.

A First Look at "Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech"

November 15, 2006

On Tuesday, November 14, the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) will be hosting a first look at Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech.Making IT is edited by...

Greater China's Innovative Capacities: Progress and Challenges

May 20, 2006

An invitation-only international workshop for academics and business leaders. Co-sponsored by Stanford University and Tsinghua University.

Social Entrepreneurship in Developing and Post-Conflict Countries: The Kigali Public Library as a Case Study

February 1, 2006

Zachary D. Kaufman is a CDDRL pre-doctoral fellow in the academic year 2005-2006. Mr.

ITRI-SPRIE CONFERENCE: The Greater China Capital Market for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

May 16, 2005

Among the different types of capital resources, venture capital as practiced in Silicon Valley is broadly acknowledged as being an important constituent of a high technology, entrepreneurial...

Forms of Property Rights: Oligarchic Versus Democratic Societies

March 3, 2005

Daron Acemoglu is Charles P.

Semiconductor Industry Outlook: Changing Patterns in Silicon Valley, Taiwan, and China

October 5, 2004

Hosted by the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) as part of their Greater China Forum which meets first Tuesday of each month. Joseph Y.

Taipei's Changing Role in Global IT Industries

August 26, 2003

Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou will give his only public address in Silicon Valley at Stanford University. Following a welcome by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy, Dr.

High Tech Investment Migrations

May 15, 2003

Following the successful migration of semiconductor foundries business to Taiwan, IC design houses are now flowing to Asia.

Quest for the Next Wave of High Tech Industry Growth

April 17, 2003

The trend for globalization of high-tech industries has gained momentum during the last few years. In particular, the Asia Pacific region has become an increasingly important market for U.S.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital in Greater China

April 3, 2003

Seeking to tap the huge potential of Greater China, many in Asia seek to replicate the Silicon Valley model.

The Evolving Telecommunications Industry in China

March 20, 2003

This seminar is part 5 of SPRIE's 5-part series on "Greater China: Entrepreneurial Leaders."With China's fast growth pace, the build-up of its communication network is one important factor to...

Opportunities and Challenges in China: VC Perspectives

February 20, 2003

This seminar is part 2 of SPRIE's 5-part series on "Greater China: Entrepreneurial Leaders."From a venture capital investor's perspective, what are the key opportunities and challenges of doing...

Regional Advantage: The Non-Silicon Valley Way

February 6, 2003

This seminar is part 1 of SPRIE's 5-part series on "Greater China: Entrepreneurial Leaders."For a long time, researchers have asked whether the success of Silicon Valley can be replicated elsewhere...

United States-Vietnam Relations: From MIAs to Full Dialogue

February 24, 2001

Dennis Harter is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and a Foreign Service Officer (since 1966) specializing in Asian Affairs.