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A Vibrant Public Sphere: A Key to Arab Democracy?

November 2015

Belabbes Benkredda is an award-winning social innovator, open debate advocate and the founder of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s only online and television debate forum open to anyone.

Francisco dos Santos, “People’s Images” from Favela’s Observatory

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Francisco Valdean Alves dos Santos, a 34-year-old originally from Ceará...

Valnei Succo, Favela’s Observatory (Rio de Janeiro)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Born in the Baixada Fluminense and raised in Rocha Miranda in Rio’s North...

Humberto Leon, "Reforma" Newspaper (Mexico)

June 2015

This talk is presented in Spanish. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Humberto Padgett Leon is a journalist and writer with extensive experience...

Elaine Rosa, Agência de Redes para Jovens

June 2015

This talk is presented in Portuguese. To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 ----Speaker Bio:  Elaine Rosa is a 26-year-old college student of cultural production who...

Paul Heritage, Queen Mary University of London

June 2015

 To view more media from the conference, please visit: http://cddrl.fsi.stanford.edu/multimedia/povgov-conference-2015 --------Speaker Bio: Paul Heritage is a Professor of Drama and Performance at Queen Mary University of London, International...

Talk by ballroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine

May 2015

AbstractBallroom dancing legend Pierre Dulaine will discuss his 'Dancing Classrooms' method which he applied in his award winning documentary 'Dancing in Jaffa' to bring Arab and Jewish children together through dance. Mr.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Russia: Back to the Future

April 2015

On April 13, 2015, Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) welcomed former Russian businessman and political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky as he presented his talk, Russia: Back to the Future. Mr.

ICTs and Democratization: What Works & Why?

November 2014

AbstractIn this seminar Mr. Price discusses findings from his recent report “Citizen Participation and Technology: An NDI Study”.

The New Relationship Between Community and Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn this talk Davis focuses on how community-focused nonprofit newsrooms and data providers are reinventing the business model of journalism while focusing on the communities INN serves.

Social Media , Social Movements and the Challenge of Democratic Governability

October 2014

On October 17-18, 2014 the Taiwan Democracy Project at CDDRL, with the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Culture Office, hosted its annual conference at Stanford University to examine the politics of polarization in Taiwan.This...

Managing Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn her talk, Aitamurto focuses on the idea that large crowds of people can be more knowledgeable than a single expert.

Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution

October 2014

AbstractAndy Carvin was National Public Radio's senior product manager for online communities. He accepted a position at First Look Media in February, 2014.

Networks for Youth Agency

May 2014

*This talk is presented in Portuguese.*Marcus Vinícius Faustini is a carioca filmmaker, writer, theater director, cultural activist, and creator of "Networks for Youth Agency" (The Agency).

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
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
Djurdja Padejski Communications Manager, CDDRL
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL