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December 19th, 2012

South Korea to inaugurate first female president

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP Q&A

Park Geun-hye was sworn in as South Korea's president on Feb. 25, becoming the first woman to hold the position and the first top female leader of a Northeast Asian country. Read more »



November 8th, 2012

Predicting Kim Jong Un's next steps not as easy as our elections results

CISAC in the news: Foreign Policy on November 7, 2012

Amy Zegart, CISAC faculty member, writes in Foreign Policy that national security threats can't be predicted as well as our election outcomes. Although data can be collected easily about ship locations and military movements, personalities and intentions are unpredictable. Read more »



October 24th, 2012

Panel debates California human trafficking proposition

CDDRL, PHR News

On October 23, CDDRL's Program on Human Rights sponsored a panel discussion on Proposition 35. On the 2012 California ballot, proposition 35 - Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE Act) - calls for increased awareness of human trafficking and for provision to deter perpetrators of this crime. Read more »



October 2nd, 2012

Q&A: Stanford scholar on challenges to clean and fair elections

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Q&A

FSI's Stephen Stedman just wrapped up his work as director of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security – a group that spent nearly two years reviewing the integrity of elections worldwide. He discusses the panel's findings and the challenges to fair and open democracies. Read more »



September 12th, 2012

LibTech seminar series returns this fall

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology News

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is back fall quarter with an exciting set of speakers. In light of the U.S. election season, the series will kick off with Daniel Kreiss who has worked extensively on technology and politics in the United States. Read more »



August 29th, 2012

When things are too quiet to be good

CDDRL, PHR Op-ed: Stanford Daily on August 29, 2012

In a piece for the Stanford Daily, Nadejda Marques, manager of the Program on Human Rights at the CDDRL, writes about Angola's parliamentary election, political violence and violations to the rights of freedom of expression, assembly and demonstration. Read more »



August 17th, 2012

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries. Read more »




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