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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...

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.

Effective Public Security and Democratic Accountability: Stanford Training Seminar

October 26, 2016

A Stanford Training Seminar for Law Enforcement ProfessionalsThe Stanford Program on Poverty and Governance delivered a five-day training course for the Planning Unit of the Mexican Comision...

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.

The Russian Intervention in Syria and its Implication on the Syrian Crisis

April 27, 2016

AbstractAfter five years of political support for the regime of Bashar Al-Asad in its war against the opposition, Russia intervened militarily on his behalf in September 2015 and suddenly later...

Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising: From Civil Protests to the Implications of the Russian Intervention

January 22, 2016

AbstractAfter nearly five years since the start of the uprising, Syria finds itself divided and embattled, with no end in sight.

People Power - the Phenomenon that Shakes and Shapes the World in the 21st Century

November 12, 2015

Please note that the room has been changed from E008 to CISAC Central Conference Room on the 2nd floor of Encina Hall.  ABSTRACTWhy were Arab Spring revolutionaries able to topple deep-seated...

The Beheading of Criminal Organizations and the Dynamics of Violence in Mexico

May 14, 2015

Abstract:In 2006 the Mexican government launched an aggressive campaign to weaken drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs).

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

The Digital Defenders of Children

February 5, 2015

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

From Saffron to Development? Causes and Consequences of the Indian Elections

June 4, 2014

  Abstract:  The recently concluded 16th Lok Sabha elections in India was the biggest democratic election in history.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

Trauma and Technology: The Role of ICT in Women’s Safety and Mental Health Interventions

February 28, 2014

  Abstract: This talk is motivated by increased efforts in ICTD to lower rates of violence against women (VAW) worldwide.

Poverty and Violence: The Hidden Plague the World Has Missed

February 20, 2014

We invite you to join Gary Haugen, former director of the UN investigation of the Rwanda Genocide and President and CEO of the International Justice Mission, to discuss his latest book The Locust...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Illegal Drug Markets and Violence in Mexico: The Causes Beyond Calderon

January 9, 2014

Abstract: This paper estimates the effect that successful cocaine interdiction policies in Colombia have had on violence in Mexico.

Redistributive Colonialism: Caste, Conflict and Development in India

December 5, 2013

Abstract: Prior work on colonialism has shown that colonial institutions can influence modern developments outcomes, but has not examined the distributional effect of colonialism within societies....

HUNGER, PEACE & JUSTICE CONVERSATION WITH KAVITA SRIVASTAVA

November 12, 2013

Informal conversation on hunger, peace and justice with Kavita Srivastava, a leading activist from India

The Violence Trap: A Political-Economic Approach To the Problems of Development

June 10, 2013

Barry Weingast will present findings from a paper he co-authored with Douglass C. North from Washington University and Gary W. Cox from Stanford University.

Crime, Violence and Governance in Latin America: Sharing Data and Building a Web-Based Research Network to Expand Knowledge

June 7, 2013

Despite some interesting research on crime and violence in Latin American countries (particularly Colombia), there is still a relative dearth of policy-oriented research.

Shaping the Global Agenda on Child Protection

May 10, 2013

AbstractSince the early years of her career working with children in some of the direst situations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection, has witnessed...

Film Screening -- Without A Fight

April 12, 2013

Without a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Citizen Insecurity in Latin America: a Regional Challenge

March 11, 2013

Following the highly successful conference "Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective", the Program on Poverty and Governance is partnering with the Instituto...

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Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL