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Scholarly Publications

Historical effects of CO2 and climate trends on global crop water demand

November 2017

A critical question for agricultural production and food security is how water demand for staple crops will respond to climate and carbon dioxide (CO2) changes1, especially in light of the expected...

Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data

August 2017

The article introduces the All Minorities at Risk (AMAR) data, a sample of socially recognized and salient ethnic groups.

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

June 2017

Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

Other Publications

Islam, Islamism And US Strategy In Maritime Southeast Asia

September 2017

Maritime Southeast Asia, the area circumscribed by the Malaysian peninsula, the Indonesian archipelago and the Philippines, is vital to US strategic concerns for two primary reasons.

Africa in post-Brexit Europe

August 2017

Some see the popular vote in the UK to withdraw from the European Union as a major blow that diminishes the future of Europe.

Europeans Would Accept More Refugees—If the Asylum System Were Fair

July 2017

Kirk Bansak, Jens Hainmueller and Dominik Hangartner’s study of the European refugee crisis shows broad support across Europe for the proportional allocation of asylum seekers.

News

How to support Iran’s protesters

January 2018

"While it is folly to underestimate the severity of the crisis in Iran, it is no less dangerous to underestimate the regime’s capacity for brutality.

Family planning programs in low-income countries appear to keep young girls in school longer

December 2017

Family planning programs in developing countries that offer contraceptives and reproductive health advice apparently do more than prevent pregnancies — they can keep girls in primary school for up...

Extreme heat during pregnancy could one day impact salaries of those fetuses

December 2017

There is plenty of research on how the rapid warming of the planet is going to have growing adverse impacts on global economies, health, food supplies and natural disasters.

Events

Global Populisms: A Threat to Democracy?

November 1, 2017

THIS EVENT IS AT THE CAPACITY AND CLOSED.  Conference ProgramFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 38:45-10:30  Panel 1: Populism as a Threat — Chaired by Anna Grzymala-BusseSheri Berman, Professor of Political Science...

Civil Wars, Global Disorder, and the Future of the International System

October 11, 2017

Join Amb. Karl Eikenberry, Prof.

Whatever Happened to the Arab Spring?

October 4, 2017

Cosponsored by The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Abstract:Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a...

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
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Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
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LAD Case Studies

The case studies below are integral teaching tools for the Leadership Academy for Development workshops conducted around the world.
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Multimedia

Scholars Corner

September 2017

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies,...

Frightened masses are easy to manipulate

November 2016

The Q&A with Bassem Youssef, CDDRL visiting scholar, on media, comedy, and politics in the U.S and the Middle East. 

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

July 2016

Stanford Professor Martha Crenshaw is a renowned expert in terrorism studies and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

People

Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kharis Templeman Academic Research & Program Manager, Democracy in Taiwan
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History