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The Demise of the Islamist Utopia: What’s Next?

October 10, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTIslamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three...

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Arab Barometer Wave IV

March 26, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThe Arab Barometer is the first and largest project of its kind that gives voice to the opinions and concerns of...

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly

February 12, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThe Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia.

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

Special Evening to Celebrate the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program

November 2, 2017

 PANELISTSValeriy Chaly Ukrainian Ambassador to the United StatesLenna Koszarny Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon CapitalMichael McFaulDirector of the Freeman Spogli Institute...

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

Freedom House, Freedom on the Net 2017 Report Launch

October 24, 2017

Please join Freedom House and Stanford's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPI) for the West Coast launch of the latest edition of Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's annual study of Internet...

Labor Activism under Egypt’s New Authoritarianism

October 4, 2017

ABSTRACTDespite security surveillance, forced dismissals of labor activists, and referrals of labor activists and protesters to military trials, labor activism remains at the forefront of societal...

Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program Launch

October 3, 2017

Abstract: Since the events of Euromaidan in 2013-14, Ukraine has been striving for democratic development and advancement through political reforms and strengthening of institutions.

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.

Special Event: Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Taiwan after the 2016 Elections

August 20, 2017

 For this special theme panel, the Taiwan Democracy Project has invited presentations that examine important changes in Taiwan’s party politics and cross-Strait relations since the election of...

Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion

July 27, 2017

 Due to overwhelming demand, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law has closed registration for this event.

LAD Workshop: University of Sarajevo 2017

July 3, 2017

This module addresses the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.

Film Screening: The Man Who Was Too Free

June 6, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law has closed registration for this event.

Taiwan's Defense Policy in the Trump Era

May 1, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project and the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative. AbstractTaiwan's defense policy faces several daunting challenges.

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTPolitical protests in non-democratic settings are not always contentious.

Taiwan's Democratic Development: Reflections on the Ma Ying-jeou Era

February 23, 2017

The eight-year presidency of Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016) in Taiwan left a complex legacy of political achievements, confrontations, and disappointments that defies easy characterization.

#Republic: Divided Democracy in an Age of Social Media

February 13, 2017

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy.

Legalizing Authoritarianism in Egypt

January 25, 2017

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the ways through which successive Egyptian governments have utilized lawmaking to eliminate opponents and silence voices of dissent since the coup of 3 July 2013.

Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

January 23, 2017

ABSTRACTSix years post Egypt’s January 25 revolution, the country remains in a state of volatility and political turmoil marked by an ailing economy, a security crisis, and unprecedented levels of...

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