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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.

Human Rights and Health to Advance Development: Case of Rwanda

February 27, 2014

Hon.Agnes Binagwaho has served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Rwanda since October 2008.

The Fight for Internet Freedom

February 21, 2014

**** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION**** AbstractThe Internet makes lives better, around the world, in ways people couldn't have imagined not even a decade ago.

Development Aid Confronts Politics: The Almost Revolution

February 13, 2014

Speaker bio: Thomas Carothers is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan

January 23, 2014

Speaker bio: Karl Eikenberry is the William J.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Tobacco Control and Human Rights

January 16, 2014

AbstractPreventing tobacco addiction is one of the leading ways to prevent fatal disease, yet many nations have declined to take steps against it.

“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.

Democratic Governance in China

October 21, 2013

Professor Yu Keping will systematically survey the dominant processes and key issues of China’s governance changes over the last 30 years since reform.

Contrasts Across the Strait: International Human Rights Norms in Taiwan and China

October 4, 2013

Abstract: In less than three decades, Taiwan has transformed from a repressive, authoritarian state into a vibrant democracy.

Preventing Genocide: Do We Have the Responsibility to Protect?

October 2, 2013

This event is being presented in partnership with CDDRL, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Hoover Institution, and a student led movement to end atrocities at Stanford (STAND).

Direct Diplomacy in Iran: the Internet as a Platform for Foreign Policy

September 26, 2013

               Abstract Digital technologies have brought disruption to political systems throughout the world, it is disrupting the practice of diplomacy.

Incentives, Fear of Arrest, and HIV/AIDS: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment Amongst Lawbreakers

May 23, 2013

Abstract: How can we encourage illegal actors to seek assistance from the state?

Shaping the Global Agenda on Child Protection

May 10, 2013

AbstractSince the early years of her career working with children in some of the direst situations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection, has witnessed...

Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani

May 2, 2013

Conversation with Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI and co-founder Infosys.

Electoral Integrity, Violence and Vote-Buying

April 12, 2013

This two day workshop will bring together scholars whose research actively engages problems of electoral irregularities.  Irregularities range from high levels of pre-election violence to electoral...

Is the Party Over? The Obsolescence of Authoritarian Growth in Singapore and Malaysia

April 8, 2013

In Singapore the People’s Action Party has held power continuously since 1959, having won 13 more or less constrained legislative elections in a row over more than half a century.

Isolation Versus Engagement: The Taiwanese Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Law

March 8, 2013

Abstract: It has been said that constitutional court judges around the world increasingly participate in a "global judicial dialogue" that causes judges to make increased use of foreign law.

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

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

ICC Speaker Series- The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

March 6, 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...

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...