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The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

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...

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...

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.

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Taiwan’s China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan’s Cross-Strait Economic Policy

September 16, 2016

This talk will be based on Professor Lin's new book, Taiwan's China Dilemma: Contested Identities and Multiple Interests in Taiwan's Cross-Strait Economic Policy, Stanford University Press (2016). ...

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

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...

Baghdad's Deep Dilemma: Sectarianism and Urban Segregation under Occupation

February 3, 2016

AbstractThe sectarian-based segregation that has shaped urbanism in Baghdad is a direct outcome of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

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.

Book Talk: "The Shared Society" feat. Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo

April 16, 2015

**Watch livestream here***Purchase book here*Watch live streaming video from bccconferencechannel at livestream.comAbstractLatin America has gone through a major transformation in the past two...

Electoral Politics and Cross-Strait Relations

March 9, 2015

AbstractCross-Strait relations play an important role in electoral politics in Taiwan.

“Protest Soundscapes in the Middle East”

December 3, 2013

Abstract: The Tahrir and Gezi Park protests were, amongst many other things, moments of energetic artistic creativity, in the sound world as well as other domains.

University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy:Triumph of the BRICs?

October 31, 2013

Speaker bio: Martin Carnoy is the Vida Jacks Professor of Education at Stanford University School of Education.

Taiwan's Diplomacy in Changing Times: My Experiences, Reflections, and Predictions

May 17, 2013

Abstract: Taiwan (the Republic of China) has been changing with the times. So has its diplomacy.

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.

Ethnicity and Political Responsiveness in China

February 7, 2013

Speaker Bio: Greg Distelhorst is a Ph.D.

ICC Speaker Series- Jim Fearon

January 23, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

Collecting, Protecting, and Analyzing Human Rights Data

December 9, 2011

Abstract There will be a discussion of two different examples of liberation technology, one used to collect and protect human rights data, and the other used to analyze it.

Education for All? The Political Economy of Primary Education in Kenya

May 26, 2011

Daniel Posner is Total Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  His research...

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

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Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Kristin Chandler Administrative Manager, CDDRL