Who We Are
Founded in 2005, the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is a three-week training program for global democratic leaders holding senior roles in their respective fields. Fellows live on the Stanford campus and take classes from leading Stanford faculty, visit Silicon Valley technology firms and connect to a peer network of democratic leaders.Learn More About the Program
Announcing the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2022
Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for the significant contributions they have already made to their societies and their potential to make an even greater impact with some help from Stanford.MEET THE FELLOWS
Draper Hills 2021 Mini-Documentaries
Fellows from the Draper Hills Class of 2021 share their backstories and speak on the issues closest to their hearts in these mini-documentaries. Get to know the fellows through these first-hand accounts and learn about the important work they are doing on the frontlines of democratic change to combat the global rise of authoritarianism and populism.BROWSE THE VIDEOS
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Watch our Fellows' Stories
Orginally from Senegal, Ibrahima Amadou Niang is the head of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa’s Guinea country office and a creative activist, researcher and published author.
Svitlana Zalischuk talks about these issues in her country from her perspective as a member of the parliament with CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama.
Mexican activist and politician Mariela Saldivar Villalobos shares the story behind the criminal complaint she filed in March 2018 which sparked her activism for women's rights.