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April 7th, 2014

Diamond assesses democratic crises worldwide

CDDRL News

In a recent seminar at Stanford University, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond addresses the question of whether or not there is an emerging global crisis of democracy. Though brazen corruption, democratic breakdown, democratic paralysis and military authoritarian rule threaten to undermine the integrity of democracy, Diamond argues that hope is not lost and that the human species today has done better with democracy than what history might predict. Read more »



February 27th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Masahiko Aoki

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program Q&A

Masahiko Aoki reflects on his 40 years at Stanford and speaks about the stimulating and collaborate environment at Shorenstein APARC and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Read more »



February 7th, 2014

Activist speaks on prospect of revolution in Cambodia

CDDRL News

At a CDDRL event on February 3, human rights activist Virak Ou, president of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights, discussed the recent protests in Cambodia, addressing the potential conditions for revolution. +VIDEO+
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December 3rd, 2013

Collected Articles of Masahiko Aoki

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program Announcement

Comparative Institutional Analysis collects 22 articles by Masahiko Aoki, selected from writings published over the course of his 45-year academic career. Read more »



November 8th, 2013

Stanford Human Rights Summer Fellowship now accepting applications

CDDRL, PHR News

The Program on Human Rights at CDDRL, in partnership with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, is offering up to three summer fellowships to talented Stanford undergraduates interested in gaining practical experience at human rights organizations around the world. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9, 2013. Read more »



November 1st, 2013

Cuban blogger uses technology to break information blockade

CDDRL, Program on Liberation Technology in the news

On October 28, Cuban blogger and dissident Yoani Sánchez addressed a crowd of over 100 during a special event hosted by CDDRL's Program on Liberation Technology. Sánchez described to the audience how technology allows her to narrate the harsh realities of the closed island nation of Cuba to the world. 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 »




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