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Algerian Uprisings Past and Present

April 23, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.  Abstract:Since February 22 2019, Algerians have taken to the streets in massive numbers to call for an end to a protean...

Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

October 10, 2018

ABSTRACTIn 2011, as the Arab uprisings spread across the Middle East, Jordan remained more stable than any of its neighbors.

A Conversation with Hisham Matar

April 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his...

Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

April 2, 2018

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThis talk expounds a book project to study various questions related to the long-standing socioeconomic inequality...

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.

We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

January 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTHow can we make sense of the tragedy in Syria?

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...

A Holy War Made in America: The US and the 1914 Germano-Ottoman Call for Global Jihad

March 20, 2017

 ABSTRACTIn this talk, Karine Walther discusses her new book Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as...

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

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

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

Oil and Urban Life in Kuwait

April 20, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Farah Al-Nakib will discuss her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016), in which she traces the...

The Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab World

April 13, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Joseph Sassoon discusses his recently released book Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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.

The Containment of Politics in Egypt

January 12, 2016

AbstractWith the nearing of the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, this panel examines the nature of politics under the rule of the current military sponsored regime in Egypt.

Is Putin’s Russia a Kleptocracy? And if so, so what?

May 1, 2015

Karen Dawisha is the author of Putin’s Kleptocracy. Who Owns Russia? and the Walter E.

Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People

February 17, 2015

Abstract:Over the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven profoundly resilient.  It is these “people”—as individuals and a...

From Saffron to Development? Causes and Consequences of the Indian Elections

June 4, 2014

  Abstract:  The recently concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections in India was the biggest democratic election in history.

From Paris to Sacaca: A Human Rights Genealogy

April 23, 2014

AbstractThe trajectory of human rights in the contemporary world is one in which ideas and cultural practices constitute each other in ways that can bedevil theorists and empirical researchers...

Mongolian Perpectives on Northeast Asian affairs

April 14, 2014

Over the past 23 years, Mongolia’s democracy has advanced on many fronts. The initial transition to democracy was peaceful in both economic and political areas.

Rivals for the Throne: The Succession Problem in Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2014

Speaker Bio: Nabil Mouline is a senior researcher in The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS).

Trauma and Technology: The Role of ICT in Women’s Safety and Mental Health Interventions

February 28, 2014

  Abstract: This talk is motivated by increased efforts in ICTD to lower rates of violence against women (VAW) worldwide.

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance: A Report of The Asia Foundation

February 27, 2014

  Abstract: Subnational conflict is the most widespread, enduring, and deadly form of conflict in Asia.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Sarahi Zaldumbide Administrative Associate, CDDRL