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CDDRL Honors Aluma Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar

May 2022

Carson Smith (honors class of 2018-19) is among 70 scholars in the Knight-Hennessy Scholars' fifth cohort.

The Legacy of January 6

January 2022

On the first anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the violence is having on America's domestic politics and international...

Larry Diamond Named Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

December 2021

CDDRL’s Larry Diamond, a world-renowned expert on comparative democracy, is recognized for a career of impact on students, policymakers and democratic activists around the world.

Kathryn Stoner Named Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

August 2021

Stoner, a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Stanford, will lead the Center’s efforts to understand how...

License to Kill

November 2018

"We must make it clear, not only to the Saudi monarchy but to all the world’s dictators, that they cannot murder their opponents with impunity," writes Larry Diamond. Read here. 

The Problems of Social Order and Violence in Latin America

April 2017

This talk was given during the Stanford's "Disruption: Challenges of a New Era" conference organized by Fundacion RAP,  in March 2017.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Conference explores initiatives to curb youth violence in Latin America and US

July 2015

In April, the Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed academics, policymakers, practitioners and youth leaders from...

In Rio’s slums, Stanford researchers study police reform

June 2015

Working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a team of Stanford researchers led by Beatriz Magaloni, are partnering with the Brazilian government and civil society to better understand how recent...

Noura Erakat analyzes the political and legal contexts of the 2014 Gaza war [VIDEO]

May 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Noura Erakat examined the political and legal contexts for the 2014 Gaza war. In July and August...

Ben Ahmed examines the challenge of youth alienation in the Tunisian transition [VIDEO]

April 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, Executive Director of the Mediterranean Development Initiative Ghazi Ben Ahmed examined the challenge of youth alienation in the...

Eikenberry trains East Africa’s rising military leaders

March 2015

Karl Eikenberry recently returned from a visit to Rwanda where he lectured military and policy officials from across East Africa at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC)....

UNDP official speaks on rule of law in China

December 2014

Qing Gu, team leader for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Poverty, Equity, and Governance unit in Beijing, China, spoke at CDDRL's Program on Human Rights on November 19,...

Tackling development challenges in Africa, three social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

March 2013

In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program opens application for 2013

October 2012

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program is looking for emerging political, civil society and entrepreneurial leaders from transitioning countries where democracy is at risk to participate in the...

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

August 2012

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries.

With a new president and an old party, Mexico faces uncertain future

July 2012

Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence.

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...

Erik Jensen and students shaping rule of law in Afghanistan

March 2011

The Stanford Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) led by CDDRL faculty Erik Jensen recently traveled to Afghanistan.

Draper Hills Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development complete training

August 2009

Rising leaders from some of the world's most challenging nations, including China, Russia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, recently completed...

Summer Fellows Program brings civic activists, policymakers to Stanford

December 2007

Larry Diamond---Hoover Institution senior fellow, CDDRL democracy program coordinator, and former senior advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq---has just discussed causes and...

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Amr Hamzawy Headshot Amr Hamzawy Senior Research 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
Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
Oleksiy Honcharuk Oleksiy Honcharuk Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science