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Former Summer Fellow shares insights on the Egyptian revolution and the stalled transition

June 2012

On May 7, CDDRL hosted Egyptian activist Ahmed Salah who spoke about the series of events that led up to the Egyptian revolution and the current struggles the country faces in realizing its...

Stanford conference to analyze democratic attitudes and values in Asia

May 2012

On May 25-26, the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) will hold its seventh annual conference for the Taiwan Democracy Project on, "How the Public Views Democracy and its...

Stanford conference to explore governance and the provision of public goods

May 2012

The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods...

Stanford study shows no evidence that international health aid is wasted

May 2012

In June 2012, Stanford researchers Rajaie Batniji and Eran Bendavid retracted the research findings explained in the following article.

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

May 2012

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday,...

Stanford conference explores new development approaches post Arab Spring

April 2012

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy hosted its third annual conference on April 26-27 at Stanford University to present an integrated approach to development in the Arab world.

Will land reform sow peace in Latin America?

April 2012

On the eve of the Sixth Summit of the Americas in Colombia, CDDRL Post-Doctoral Scholar Michael Albertus co-authored a piece on the Foreign Policy website suggesting that land reform could help end...

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Stanford research suggests increased role for social entrepreneurship in post Arab Spring countries

April 2012

A new research study released by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy finds that economic conditions coupled with social changes unleashed by the Arab Spring have created an environment ripe...

Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

April 2012

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies.

Historic summit to convene leaders of the new Middle East at Stanford

April 2012

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford will host its inaugural conference April 10 to 14, convening exceptional young leaders together to share their ideas, seed potential...

Four social entrepreneurs to join Stanford research community this spring

March 2012

This spring four social entrepreneurs will be descending on the Stanford campus from as far away as Bosnia, Palestine, and Kenya and as close as San Francisco, to spend the quarter at CDDRL...

New Brookings-Stanford scholarly collaboration provides recommendations for Arab transitions

March 2012

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce a joint venture with the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) to examine democratic transitions underway in the Arab world.

Stanford's Fukuyama launches new project to measure governance

March 2012

Measuring the quality of governance is a challenge for social scientists trying to assess a country’s ability to deliver public services to its citizens.

Top British advisor joins Stanford as visiting scholar

March 2012

Steve Hilton has served as David Cameron’s senior advisor since the British prime minister was elected in 2010.

CDDRL scholar cautions against third term for Senegalese president

February 2012

In an opinion piece for The New York Times, CDDRL postdoctoral scholar Landry Signé discusses Senegal's backsliding democracy and the threat that President Abdoulaye Wade's third presidential bid...

New Stanford summer course to bring leading human rights actors inside the classroom

February 2012

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with Stanford Summer Session are proud to offer a special session on human rights June 25 - July...

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

Stanford's McFaul is next ambassador to Russia

December 2011

Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at FSI and President Obama's top Russia advisor, will be Washington's chief diplomat in Moscow.

Safadi-Stanford Initiative convenes Washington policymakers

December 2011

On December 6, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law together with the Safadi Foundation USA inaugurated the Safadi-Stanford...

Q&A: Stanford’s Fukuyama on European debt crisis

December 2011

European leaders converged in Brussels to figure a way out of a worsening debt crisis and agreed to greater financial oversight and centralization.

Stanford researchers fight human trafficking

November 2011

Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that each year forces millions into lives as prostitutes, laborers, child soldiers, and domestic servants.

CDDRL now accepting applications for Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowship

November 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is currently accepting applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from new postdoctoral scholars working in any of...

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program recruitment opens

November 2011

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program is recruiting rising leaders from around the world to join the 2012 program scheduled for July 22-August 10 at Stanford University.