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July 8th, 2013

How Syria's Civil War Became a Holy Crusade

CISAC in the news: Foreign Affairs on July 8, 2013

Syria's civil war, already a microcosm of politics and power in the Middle East, could inflame religious tensions and political differences across the region. Theologian and top Sunni cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has called for Sunni Muslims worldwide to fight in Syria against Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and Shiite influence.  Read more »



February 8th, 2013

SEAF welcomes new Lee Kong Chian Fellow and visiting scholar

Shorenstein APARC, SEAF Announcement

SEAF is delighted to welcome two new visitors. Tim Forsyth, the current Lee Kong Chian Fellow, is a specialist in environment and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dominik Müller, a visiting scholar, is a researcher with the Department of Anthropology at Goethe-University Frankfurt. Read more »



September 24th, 2012

Using law to promote social change, three social entrepreneurs join CDDRL community this fall

CDDRL, Program on Social Entrepreneurship News

In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the law as a vehicle for social change, this group is collaboratively working to advance the rights of women, minority groups and refugees around the world. Read more »



April 13th, 2012

Arab Spring youth activists convene with Stanford students

CDDRL in the news

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS), a student-led initiative, brought nearly 40 delegates from across North Africa, the Middle East and the United States to Stanford to swap stories and grow new ideas for change in the volatile region. Read more »



April 3rd, 2012

Historic summit to convene leaders of the new Middle East at Stanford

CDDRL News

The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford will host its inaugural conference April 10 to 14, convening exceptional young leaders together to share their ideas, seed potential collaborations and inspire the world. Read more »



February 2nd, 2012

Indonesian campaign poster symbolism and political identity

Shorenstein APARC, SEAF Q&A

Riding around on the back of a motorcycle in 2009, Jeremy Menchik snapped photos of hundreds of Indonesian campaign posters. That number has now grown to over 5000 images, which Menchik and Colm Fox have painstakingly coded and analyzed. The initial results of their research reveal similarities between the United States and Indonesia, and shed light on the transitional democracies of the Arab Spring. Read more »



January 23rd, 2012

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD News

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring. Read more »




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