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ARD Conference Examines Authoritarian Upgrading, Popular Uprisings and Foreign Interventions in the Middle East

October 2019

CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy held its annual conference at Stanford University on October 11 and 12, titled “The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World.” The conference is...

Georgetown Scholar Analyzes Tunisia's "Vital Election" [VIDEO]

October 2019

In a talk dated October 7, 2019, Georgetown University Associate Professor of Government Daniel Brumberg analyzed the outcome of Tunisia’s legislative election and its implications for democratic...

The wrong US response to Russia and China may trigger a “new Cold War.”

August 2019

If America frames its response to Russia and China as one of “civilizational struggle,” Diamond says, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will only get stronger. Listen and read here. 

Cina and the Global Challenge to Democracy

June 2019

 Larry Diamond discusses the Chinese Communist Party’s range of influence and interference activities that target the public, civic, and social institutions of democracies, including subnational...

UC Santa Cruz Scholars Discuss the Origins and Implications of Algeria’s Uprising [VIDEO]

June 2019

In a talk dated May 31, 2019, UC Santa Cruz scholars Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres examined Algeria’s recent uprising, which led to the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

Stanford Draper Hills’ fellow arrested and beaten in Belarus

March 2017

The alumni community of the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program condemns the arrest of our 2015 fellow from Belarus, Aleś Łahviniec, who suffered a head injury and broken nose after two...

CDDRL’s Statement on President’s Travel Ban

January 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University collaborates widely with academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world to advance knowledge and...

Mexico's Deathly Data

November 2016

“We found that when the government came to arrest or kill the leaders of the drug cartels . . .

Bassem Youssef Joins ARD as a Visiting Scholar

October 2016

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome international media figure and Egyptian political...

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...

Stanford CDDRL calls on the Bahraini authorities to release travel ban on Sheikh Al Salman

June 2016

 Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law calls on the Bahraini authorities to release the travel ban on Sheikh Maytham Al Salman. Sheikh Al Salman was selected...

Kuwait scholar examines the impact of oil on urban life in Kuwait [VIDEO]

May 2016

In a talk dated April 20, 2016, American University of Kuwait Scholar Farah Al-Nakib discussed her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University...

CDDRL affiliates receive prestigious Carnegie fellowships

April 2016

CDDRL is pleased to announce that several affiliates have been awarded the prestigious Andew Carnegie Fellowship for 2016.

Egyptian visiting scholar examines political economy of the Arab world

March 2016

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome Egyptian economist Samer Atallah as a visiting...

Former minister of industry of Tunisia discusses country's democratic transition [VIDEO]

March 2016

As part of a talk titled "Tunisia's Pathway to Democracy," former Tunisian Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Mines Kamel Ben Naceur spoke at the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy on March 2,...

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

CDDRL scholars weigh in on rise of organized crime in Mexico

January 2016

Beatriz Magaloni, director of CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov), and Zaira Razu, a research associate and project manager at PovGov, recently released a piece in Current History on...

Scholars Examine Egypt’s Political Landscape on the Eve of the January 25 Revolution’s 5th Anniversary [VIDEO]

January 2016

To mark five years since the onset of the January 25 Revolution, five Egypt scholars examined the evolving political landscape in Egypt as part of a panel titled “The Containment of Politics in...

Military approach will not work in Syria, says former Stanford scholar

November 2015

 On November 17, CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) hosted Lina Khatib, a senior research associate with the Arab Reform Initiative, for a special talk on the Syrian crisis.

Human rights experts weigh in on Syria conflict

November 2015

On November 10, CDDRL and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice welcomed Human Rights Watch's Director of Emergencies Peter Bouckaert and Sareta Ashraph, senior analyst on...

ARD welcomes Egyptian intellectual Amr Hamzawy as a visiting scholar

October 2015

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome Egyptian academic and Former Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy as a...

Bassem Youssef on politics and satire

October 2015

Hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, Bassem Youssef spoke on politics and satire with the Stanford community on Monday, September 28.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Nancy Okail Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Kristin Chandler Administrative Manager, CDDRL