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Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

Why is Osman Kavala in jail? Law, politics and human rights in Turkey

September 15, 2021

Osman Kavala, a Turkish philanthropist and civil society leader, has been in jail for four years without conviction.

Rebuilding the Rule of Law with Religion

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Mark Fathi Massoud will discuss his new book, Shari‘a, Inshallah: Finding God in Somali Legal Politics (Cambridge University Press 2021).

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Making Democracy Work: Ukrainian Reforms Architecture

January 31, 2019

After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has faced a challenging combination: Hybrid war from Russia side and economic and institutional collapse.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Labor Activism under Egypt’s New Authoritarianism

October 4, 2017

ABSTRACTDespite security surveillance, forced dismissals of labor activists, and referrals of labor activists and protesters to military trials, labor activism remains at the forefront of societal...

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTPolitical protests in non-democratic settings are not always contentious.

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Legalizing Authoritarianism in Egypt

January 25, 2017

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the ways through which successive Egyptian governments have utilized lawmaking to eliminate opponents and silence voices of dissent since the coup of 3 July 2013.

The Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab World

April 13, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Joseph Sassoon discusses his recently released book Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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.

Taiwan's Democracy at a Crossroads: Options and Prospects for Constitutional Reform

October 26, 2015

Activists push a ball reading "constitutional reform" during a sit-in to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Sunflower Movement outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei March 18, 2015....

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

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.

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.

The Digital Defenders of Children

February 5, 2015

AbstractThorn (www.wearethorn.org) drives technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation.

The Ties that Bind: Elite Networks and Stability in Iraq and Syria

January 29, 2015

Abstract: Why and how do elite arrangements vary across authoritarian regimes?

Pathways to Democracy: Taiwan's Lessons for China

January 17, 2015

Abstract:Authoritarian ruling parties are expected to resist democratization, often times at all costs.

People

Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
lanhee chen 2017 headshot reduced size Lanhee J. Chen Affiliate, CDDRL David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies, Hoover Institution, Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer, Public Policy Program
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Adam Bonica Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science