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May 20th, 2014

Program on Arab Reform and Democracy welcomes new leadership

CDDRL, ARD News

This summer CDDRL is welcoming new leadership to oversee the growth and development of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, one of the Center's principle research program's examining contemporary issues of political development in the Arab world. CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow Hesham Sallam will assume the role of associate director while Assistant Professor of Political Science Lisa Blaydes will join the team of faculty co-directors to shape the program’s research agenda. Read more »



October 14th, 2013

Khatib to lead Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

CDDRL, ARD News

Lina Khatib, co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, has announced that she will step down from the position in December to lead the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Read more »



June 20th, 2013

Stanford scholar examines political participation in Egypt and Tunisia

CDDRL, ARD in the news

A paper released by CDDRL Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager, Lina Khatib addresses the challenges and opportunities for political participation in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring. Published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Khatib argues that while there are challenges following the democratic transitions a new opening for political parties and civil society in the Arab world is in the making. Read more »



January 22nd, 2013

Two years after the Arab Spring, the fate of democracy is still uncertain

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD in the news

Two years after the events marking the Arab Spring, Hicham Ben Abdallah assesses the state of democratic development across the Middle East and North Africa in a piece for Le Monde Diplomatique and an interview with the Brazilian publication O Globo. Abdallah, a consulting professor at FSI and CDDRL, describes the stalled democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia, growing opposition to Arab monarchies, and the Syrian civil war that could ignite religious tensions across the region.




October 29th, 2012

Stability, reform and democracy in Myanmar

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, SEAF Q&A

Myanmar has made tremendous strides in its political and economic reform efforts since 2011. Donald K. Emmerson recently discussed Myanmar's path to democracy within the context of the country's history, the current unrest in Rakhine State, and looking ahead to 2014 when Myanmar chairs ASEAN and prepares for its next presidential election. Read more »



September 17th, 2012

Democracy and Reconciliation: Jerusalem conference and launch of The Europe Center

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

In the midst of the “Arab Spring”, and President Obama’s push for Palestinian-Israeli peace, The Europe Center (TEC) and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute hosted a May 18-19 conference on “Democracy in Adversity and Diversity” in Jerusalem, the first of a sequence of conferences in TEC’s collaborative project on Reconciliation. Read more »



April 27th, 2012

Conference on "History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions"

The Europe Center News

International conference at Stanford University May 17-18, 2012 aims to deepen our understanding of the interplay between history and memory. Read more »




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