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A Conversation with Hisham Matar

April 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his...

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

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.

Tickling Giants: Film Screening and A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

November 3, 2016

 This film screening is hosted by the Arab Reform and Democracy Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.  This is a ticketed event, only guests with tickets will be...

Revolution for Dummies: The Arab Spring and Political Satire

October 6, 2016

 This event is hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

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...

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

On Politics and Satire: A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

September 29, 2015

Tickets are no longer available for this event. If you are interested in signing up for the notifications list, please visit the Stanford Ticket Office.

Twitter and the Rebranding of Narendra Modi

September 24, 2015

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has almost 15 million followers on Twitter and over almost 30 million “likes” on Facebook, making him among the most followed politicians on social media.

Dancing in Jaffa: Film screening and Q&A with Pierre Dulaine

May 30, 2015

Abstract:Screening of the award winning documentary 'Dancing in Jaffa' starring Pierre Dulaine who will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A session following the film.

Journalism from below in the Digital Age with P. Sainath

May 6, 2015

The People's Archive of Rural India combines text, audio, video, and photographs to present what is both a living journal and a growing online archive.

Communication Power and Taiwan's Democratization

February 20, 2015

AbstractIn 2010-2011, the "Arab Spring" brought unexpected revolutions to many Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Diary of a Banished Prince

May 28, 2014

Abstract: Moulay Hicham’s newly published memoir, Journal d’un prince banni, retells his personal life within the context of devastating political critique against the Moroccan political system,...

Arabic Conversation Session with Zahera Harb

May 19, 2014

*Open only to Stanford students.*  Speaker Bio:  Zahera Harb is one of the six 2013-2014 FSI-Humanities Center International Visitors and will be in residence at Stanford in May 2014.

Technology for Social Benefit and Civic Engagement: CITRIS and the Data & Democracy Initiative

February 14, 2014

AbstractSocial media and new technology are being harnessed for social benefit in contexts from healthcare, economic development, and sustainable energy to civic engagement and government...

"The Family of Man" and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America

February 7, 2014

  AbstractIn 1955, the Museum of Modern Art mounted one of the most widely seen – and widely excoriated – photography exhibitions of all time, The Family of Man.

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

October 23, 2013

Abstract: The seminar session will present findings from a new study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in post-revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia.

The Unintended Consequences of Internet Diffusion: Evidence from Malaysia

October 10, 2013

Abstract: Can the introduction of the Internet undermine incumbent power in a semi-authoritarian regime?

Crowdsourcing in Policy-Making: The Impact of Blended Expertise on Law-Making Process

October 3, 2013

AbstractThis talk reports on a study about the impact of crowdsourcing on a law-making process in Finland.

Egypt's Stalled Transition: A Roundtable Discussion

October 3, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

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).

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

People

Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Megan Metzger Research Scholar, CDDRL Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Djurdja Padejski Communications Manager, CDDRL