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Education Under Fire event

April 7, 2012

Please join the Stanford Baha'i Club, in collaboration with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; the Center on Philanthrophy and Civil Society, Stanford Amnesty International,...

Launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship

April 6, 2012

Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, invites you to celebrate the launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship (PSE) and the arrival of the first cohort...

Into The Current: Burma's Political Prisoners

March 12, 2012

Bo Kyi is a Burmese human rights defender, co-founder of the exiled Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, based in Mae Sot, Thailand.

The Voice of Palestinian Civil Society: A Call for Non-Violent Resistanace

March 6, 2012

Dear members of the Arab Studies Table,  You are cordially invited to a private informal networking event with  world-renowned Palestinian activist, MP, and former presidential candidate and Nobel...

SAID Annual Conference: Rethinking Reform Innovations in Improving Governance

March 3, 2012

The Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) and partners present the 2012 SAID Annual Conference entitled, Rethinking Reform: Innovations in Improving Governance. The keynote...

Calling for Help: Using Big Data to Understand the Implications of the “Mobile Phone Revolution”

March 2, 2012

AbstractWill mobile phones transform the lives of the world’s poor?  In this talk, I describe how innovative sources of data can provide new insight into the social and economic impacts of Mobile...

Quality of Government. What it is - What you get - How to get it.

March 1, 2012

Abstract: Issues about “good governance” and anti-corruption have become central in the development and democracy agenda.

Interrupted Lives Iran Exhibit

March 1, 2012

Stanford Amnesty International Presents:  INTERRUPTED LIVES: Portraits of Student Oppression in Iran Curated by the Abdorraham Boroumand Foundation  PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: Febraury 27 - March 2 Mon:...

The Commitment to Public Services in India

February 23, 2012

Abstract: There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

Confucian Humanism as World Governance

February 21, 2012

Confucian Humanism as World Governance Dialogue with FRANCIS FUKUYAMA, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI, Stanford University  Tu Weiming, has been instrumental in developing discourses on...

Screening of RFK in the Land of Apartheid

February 16, 2012

A screening of RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID.  A high point of the film is Kennedy's meeting with one of the unknown giants of African history - the banned President of the African National Congress...

India's Multiple Revolutions

February 9, 2012

Abstract:  India has been in the throes of four major transformations since the 1980s.

Information Session - CDDRL Senior Honors Program

February 7, 2012

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February 24,2012 who are interested in writing their senior thesis on...

Opening up Government

January 27, 2012

Abstract Weinstein recently returned from two years on the National Security Council staff at the White House where we played a key role in thinking through a 21st century approach to fighting...

Human trafficking in times of war: Lessons learned in Bosnia

January 25, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

The 2012 Taiwan Elections: What Happened and Why?

January 25, 2012

Abstract: The 2012 Republic of China presidential and legislative elections to be held on January 14th mark the fifth presidential and seventh national legislative direct elections in Taiwan....

Corruption in Food Delivery: When are Vulnerable Populations Most Affected?

January 24, 2012

Abstract: In developing countries, the efficacy of subsidized food delivery systems is particularly challenged by corruption that can disproportionately affect less powerful areas or less powerful...

Building Institutions under Foreign Occupation: Police Reform in Colonial Taiwan versus the Philippines

January 19, 2012

Abstract: What explains the success and failure of institution-building under foreign occupations?

Building a Rule of Law in Afghanistan

January 12, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University (FSI).   Within FSI he is an affiliated faculty member with the...

In the Middle of the Storm: Development and Governance in the Arab World

December 6, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law,  The Safadi Foundation USA, The Center for International Private Enterprise ...

A Revolution for Whom?: Measuring Political Bias in Venezuelan Land Reform using Maisanta

December 1, 2011

Michael Albertus, post-doctoral fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will present a paper that details the first analysis of a distributive program – a Venezuelan...

Mexico’s Fight for Security

November 18, 2011

Since 2006, more than 40,000 people in Mexico have died in drug-related homicides, and recent figures indicate that the pace and severity of drug-related violence is increasing.

How Does Democracy Lead to Transparency?: Enacting Freedom of Information Laws around the World

November 17, 2011

Abstract That democratic governments tend to be more transparent than autocracies is a relatively well-established fact.

Constitution Day

November 12, 2011

The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is building a ‘Constitution Explorer’ website that will host a structured database of...