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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...

Jordan and the Arab Uprisings

October 10, 2018

ABSTRACTIn 2011, as the Arab uprisings spread across the Middle East, Jordan remained more stable than any of its neighbors.

Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

April 2, 2018

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThis talk expounds a book project to study various questions related to the long-standing socioeconomic inequality...

Arab Barometer Wave IV

March 26, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThe Arab Barometer is the first and largest project of its kind that gives voice to the opinions and concerns of...

The Politics of Identity

February 13, 2018

Abstract: This talk will explore the historical roots of the modern concept of identity, and how it plays out in contemporary nationalism, Islamism, populism, and liberal multiculturalism.  It will...

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...

The Containment of Politics in Egypt

January 12, 2016

AbstractWith the nearing of the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, this panel examines the nature of politics under the rule of the current military sponsored regime in Egypt.

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

April 27, 2015

Abstract:Islamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt.

The End(s) of Compassion? Buddhist Charity and the State in Taiwan

April 17, 2015

ABSTRACTThe Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi (Ciji) Foundation from Taiwan is perhaps one of the largest Buddhist charities in the Chinese world today.

The Long-Term Impact of Imperialism on Gender

May 22, 2014

Abstract: Gender equality is considered important for development and good governance, yet the causes of cross-national variation in gender equality are still not well understood.

Do National Human Rights Institutions Work?

November 14, 2013

Abstract:  Do human rights institutions work?

Nationalism and the Rise of Public Protests in Russia

February 14, 2013

Abstract: Prior to the rise of public protests in Russia in December 2011, experts largely viewed Russian nationalism as the strongest ideological trend in the country.

What Islam Whose Islam: Creating a Public International Voice of Muslim Women Demanding Equality and Justice in Islam

October 18, 2012

Abstract: Zainah Anwar will speak on the necessity and possibility of reform in the way Islam is understood and used as a source of law and public policy in Muslim contexts.

Democracy, Dictatorship and Demophily

May 31, 2012

Abstract: The hegemony of the democratic ideal may be waning. Until recently, even the custodians of dictatorships claimed democratic status for their regimes. Many still do.

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...

Religion and Nationalism: Identity and Behavior in a Comparative Perspective

January 6, 2011

Natan Sachs is a CDDRL pre-doctoral fellow and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.

Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and Jordan

May 7, 2010

The Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World is pleased to invite you to its next research seminar Autocracy Ten Years On: How Change Supports Continuity in Morocco and...

Out of (Civilian) Control: The Pakistani Military and Politics in South Asian Perspective

November 19, 2009

Aqil Shah is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University.  While at CDDRL, he will write his dissertation entitled "Controlling Coercion:  The Military and...

Democratization in the Middle East: A Provisional Assessment

February 5, 2009

Agenda 8:15-8:45 am Coffee, light breakfast for participants 8:45-8:50 am Opening remarks; goals of the workshop (Olivier Roy, Larry Diamond) 8:50-10:30 Stable Autocracies?

Porous Sovereignty, Walled Democracy

December 7, 2007

Professor Brown's fields of interest include the history of political theory, nineteenth and twentieth century Continental theory, critical theory, and cultural theory (including feminist theory,...

The Subject of Multiculturalism: Culture, Religion, Language, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race?

November 16, 2007

Professor Song is presently an Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California at Berkley.

Egypt 2005-2007: Backsliding on Democratic Reform

May 23, 2007

Amr Hamzawy is Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Global Inequality and Birthright Citizenship

May 4, 2007

Ayelet Shachar is a professor of law, political science, and arts and science at the University of Toronto. She received her JSD from Yale Law School in 1997.

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Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar