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Taiwan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Re-appraisal

April 22, 2016

This half-day symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in...

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.

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.

Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani

May 2, 2013

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

Electoral Integrity, Violence and Vote-Buying

April 12, 2013

This two day workshop will bring together scholars whose research actively engages problems of electoral irregularities.  Irregularities range from high levels of pre-election violence to electoral...

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.

Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century: A Middle Way Between West and East

February 27, 2013

  About the speakers: Nicolas Berggruen  Nicolas Berggruen is the Chairman of Berggruen Holdings, a private company, which is the direct investment vehicle of The Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Trust...

From Planned Economy to Market Economy: Taiwan's Economic Transformation

November 16, 2012

Abstract: This talk will unveil the story of Taiwan’s economic transformation between 1949 and 1960, as Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist leaders turned away from a command economy to build a...

Stanford US-Russia Forum Capstone Conference

April 18, 2012

________________________________________________Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Capstone Conference April 18 - 20, 2012, Stanford University                                                              ...

Attorneys and New Philanthrophy

April 5, 2012

Will Fitzpatrick is the General Counsel of Omidyar Network.  He will be sharing his perspectives on the role of philanthropy in social change, and the role that attorneys can play in philanthropy. ...

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa: Evidence from Policy and Field Experiments

February 7, 2012

Abstract Mobile phone coverage and adoption has grown substantially over the past decade, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. In the absence of public goods infrastructure in many countries, mobile...

Combating Cyber Insecurity Around the Globe

February 3, 2012

Christopher Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for twenty years. Most recently, Mr.

Global Inequalities, Performance Gaps, and Mobile Innovations

November 3, 2011

AbstractPaul Kim will share his long journey that has been focused on devising, offering, and evaluating educational access to the underserved children in developing regions of the world.

The Inside Scoop on Latin America's Largest Microfinance Institution

May 18, 2011

The Inside Scoop on Latin America's Largest Microfinance Institution

Skilled Migration and Skill Creation: Evidence from Military Coups in the Fiji Islands

March 15, 2011

Conventional wisdom holds that the emigration of highly skilled workers depletes local human capital developing countries.  But when the very prospect of emigration induces people to invest more in...

What Would You Like 2.1 Billion People to Do for You Today?

December 3, 2010

txteagle is Boston-based company that enables mobile phone subscribers in the developing world to earn airtime by completing simple work.

China in the 1990s: Turning the Corner

April 22, 2010

The Stanford China Program in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies will host a special series of seminars to mark 60 Years of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The Challenges of China's ICT Policies

February 2, 2010

Since the inception of reform and opening-up thirty years ago, China has established a record of astonishing economic achievements and is, or will soon be, surpassing Japan as the world's second...

Mobile Technology: Empowering the Grassroots

November 6, 2009

AbstractDespite the promise, the majority of mobile technology solutions are only meeting the needs of a small percentage of organisations who could benefit from them.

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...

State Development, State Building, and Foreign Aid

October 22, 2009

Stephen Krasner is a former director of CDDRL, deputy director of FSI, an FSI senior fellow, and the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University.

Minds for Sale

September 24, 2009

Cloud computing is not just for computing anymore: you can now find as much mindshare as you can afford out in the cloud too -- a new range of projects is making the application of human brainpower...

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Vanessa Melo Research Staff, CDDRL