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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,...

Cross-Strait Relations after the 19th Party Congress

October 2, 2017

AbstractSpeculation about the course of cross-Strait relations after the upcoming 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress ranges from greater PRC flexibility to substantially increased pressure on...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Special Event: Party Politics and Cross-Strait Relations in Taiwan after the 2016 Elections

August 20, 2017

 For this special theme panel, the Taiwan Democracy Project has invited presentations that examine important changes in Taiwan’s party politics and cross-Strait relations since the election of...

Taiwan's Defense Policy in the Trump Era

May 1, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project and the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative. AbstractTaiwan's defense policy faces several daunting challenges.

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...

Taiwan's Democratic Development: Reflections on the Ma Ying-jeou Era

February 23, 2017

The eight-year presidency of Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016) in Taiwan left a complex legacy of political achievements, confrontations, and disappointments that defies easy characterization.

Taiwan's Foreign Policy in a New Era

January 30, 2017

AbstractDr. Tien will reflect on security and economic trends in the Asia-Pacific region, and speak about Taiwan's foreign policy strategy in light of these trends. BioDr.

US-PRC-Taiwan Relations under the Trump Administration

December 1, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and the China Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) AbstractAs...

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 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...

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). ...

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...

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

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.

Syria today, Syria tomorrow: Politics, security, and society

November 18, 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

Reflections on Obama's Foreign Policy: Two Years of Crisis and Opportunity

October 1, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law has closed registration for this event.

The Possible Approaches for Defusing Tensions in the South China Sea: A Taiwanese Perspective

September 8, 2015

In this talk, Wellington Shih will provide a historical and legal overview of the Republic of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Special Event: Videoconference with President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

June 3, 2015

**LIVE WEBCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.** On June 2, 2015, the Taiwan Democracy Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will...

The Politics of Polarization: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

October 17, 2014

Over the past year and more, Taiwan’s political elite has been deadlocked over the question of deepening economic relations with the People’s Republic of China.

Economies and Identities: The Politics of Taiwan's Globalization in the Age of China

May 5, 2014

Abstract: For several weeks in March and April, university students in Taiwan camped out in the legislative and cabinet offices to protest the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services between...

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

Why Government Fails So Often, and How It Can Do Better

April 17, 2014

Abstract: Professor Schuck's new book first identifies the endemic  ineffectiveness of much federal domestic policy as a major cause of public disaffection with Washington.  This disaffection has...

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.

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE