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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 »



April 15th, 2013

Overseas Filipino Workers become economic heroes

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, AHPP Q&A

To their family members and to the Philippine government, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the country's “new heroes.” Postdoctoral fellow Marjorie Pajaron talks about her research on the significant economic benefit of OFW remittances. Read more »



May 15th, 2012

Stanford conference to explore governance and the provision of public goods

CDDRL, Program on Poverty and Governance Announcement

The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods and services throughout the world. Read more »



May 8th, 2012

Bo Xilai affair a turning point for China's top leadership

Shorenstein APARC, SCP News

A revelatory story emerged in China this spring: Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s Communist Party head, had fallen out with the party and was accused of shocking abuses of power. On May 2, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center held a special seminar to make sense of what this unusual high-level scandal could mean for the future of China’s current political system. Read more »



April 23rd, 2012

Small-scale irrigation investments needed in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

95 percent of farms in sub-Saharan Africa are rainfed and rely on water from a short, 4-5 month rainy season. These conditions exist despite the fact that Africa has water, and that poor water access and distribution are closely connected to high rates of malnutrition and poverty. New investment strategies focused on small-scale irrigation systems are needed to curtail sub-Saharan Africa’s water and food security crisis. Read more »



April 19th, 2012

Stanford conference explores new development approaches post Arab Spring

CDDRL, ARD Announcement

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy hosted its third annual conference on April 26-27 at Stanford University to present an integrated approach to development in the Arab world. Read more »



April 4th, 2012

Restoring Democracy and Peace in Mali

CDDRL Op-ed

CDDRL Post-doctoral Scholar Landry Signé comments on the recent military coup in Mali and what it means for the future of one of West Africa's most stable democracies. Read more »




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