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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...

"The Family of Man" and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America

February 7, 2014

  AbstractIn 1955, the Museum of Modern Art mounted one of the most widely seen – and widely excoriated – photography exhibitions of all time, The Family of Man.

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Are Crowdsourced Maps the Future of Community Self-Governance? Food, Land, and Water

January 10, 2014

AbstractEarlier generations of radicals understood themselves to be in an ongoing battle against the privatization of land and water.  They instrumentalized maps in the court system as a tool for...

A Postscript to the 1943 Cairo Conference: Churchill, Roosevelt, and the Chinese Dilemma

December 6, 2013

 Abstract: That the Cairo Conference has been overshadowed by the wartime summits at Teheran and Yalta is understandable given the start of the Cold War in Europe almost immediately after the...

Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East

November 7, 2013

Abstract:   Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East is a new, ground-breaking textbook on the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Summer of 2013: A Focus on Egypt and Turkey

October 22, 2013

The Mediterranean Studies Forum presents a panel discussion about the popular protests and recent developments in the Middle East.

The Violence Trap: A Political-Economic Approach To the Problems of Development

June 10, 2013

Barry Weingast will present findings from a paper he co-authored with Douglass C. North from Washington University and Gary W. Cox from Stanford University.

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Minority Rights in the Transitioning Arab World

April 30, 2013

Processes of democratic transition in today’s Arab world carry with them both challenges and opportunities for minorities.

Prison Hunger Strikes and Globalizing the Anti- Apartheid Struggle

April 26, 2013

AbstractIn 1989 more than 700 South African political prisoners went on indefinite hunger strike to protest their detention.

Bureaucratic Autonomy and Dysfunctions of the American State

April 18, 2013

Speaker Bio: Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

Challenges of Egypt's Transition: Politics, Economics, and Protest

April 11, 2013

This special panel will address the challenges facing Egypt's transition today. Dr.

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

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...

The 18th Party Congress and Institutionalization in Chinese Leadership Politics

January 25, 2013

The road to the 18th Party Congress was contentious, leading to its delayed convocation.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Intermediaries are Liabilities: The New Technologies of Liberation

January 18, 2013

  Abstract:Centralized digital infrastructure has created a dangerous environment for both activist movements and consumers.