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Kuwait scholar examines the impact of oil on urban life in Kuwait [VIDEO]

May 2016

In a talk dated April 20, 2016, American University of Kuwait Scholar Farah Al-Nakib discussed her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based...

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

May 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism....

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

The solution for Morocco: the reformed monarchy

May 2011

In an interview with the French magazine l’Express, Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, a consulting professor at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, analyzes the revolutions in...

Announcing the 2011-12 pre and post-doctoral fellows

April 2011

Each year, CDDRL awards fellowships to four outstanding pre and post-doctoral students who are in the write-up stage or recent graduates from doctoral programs examining the fields of democracy,...

Moroccan monarchy’s sacredness: an obstacle to democracy

March 2011

In an opinion piece for Le Monde, Ahmed Benchemsi, Visiting Scholar to the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, discusses the key...

Chirot speaks on the crisis in Cote d'Ivoire

February 2011

On February 8, Dr.

Zimbabwean activist defends human rights

January 2011

On January 4, the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law launched the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series featuring activist...

Program on Global Justice begins workshop series

August 2010

The Program on Global Justice will begin its series of Linda Randall Meier Research Workshops on October 1, 2010.

Back to the future: the Arab nationalist tradition and the political imagination of today

August 2009

"The Arab and Muslim world is indeed in crisis," CDDRL Visiting Scholar Hicham Ben Abdallah of Morocco writes in an article for the August 2009 edition of Le Monde Diplomatique ("Retour vers le...

Emmerson edits new book on security, democracy, and regionalism in Southeast Asia

December 2008

CDDRL and Shorenstein APARC faculty member Donald K. Emmerson edits a new book featuring ten analysts from six countries addressing security, democracy, and regional issues in Southeast Asia.

Playing with Fire

October 2008

Program on Global Justice Director Joshua Cohen talks with Glenn Loury of Brown University about Sarah Palin, what comes after the collapse of conservatism, and why a life defined by racial...

Working group takes environmental ethics in two directions

August 2008

The Environmental Ethics Working Group has embarked on two distinct and experimental approaches to environmental ethical research.

Democracy Assistance: Scholars Look at New Ways to Evaluate Programs on the Ground

August 2007

What are the preconditions for democracy? National identity? Economic wealth? Relative economic equality? How does an unstable, illiberal democracy become a well-functioning, stable one?


sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
thumbnail leah1 small Leah R. Rosenzweig Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL