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Launched in 2005 and formerly known as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program, the Fisher Family Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development 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, take classes from leading Stanford faculty, and connect to a peer network of democratic leaders.Learn More About the Program
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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.