To support this work, CDDRL produces cutting-edge scholarship on the themes of global, political, and economic development, conducting research in a multidisciplinary setting that brings together faculty, researchers, and affiliates from across Stanford University in the fields of law, philosophy, history, political science, economics, medicine, business, engineering and computer science.
Our educational and training programs put this research into practice, providing critical skills and insights to students as well as policymakers around the world to help shape public discourse and knowledge about these core issues.
Founded in 2002, CDDRL has collaborated with scholars, policymakers, and practitioners around the world to advance collective knowledge about the linkages between democracy, sustainable economic development, human rights, and the rule of law.
The Center’s first director was Coit D. Blacker, followed by Stephen Krasner, Michael McFaul, Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, and Kathryn Stoner. CDDRL is a multi-disciplinary center, and our faculty, researchers, and affiliates hail from across Stanford University in the fields of law, philosophy, history, political science, economics, medicine, business, engineering and computer science.
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