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Scholarly Publications

States in the Developing World

March 2017

"What should states in the developing world do and how should they do it? How have states in the developing world addressed the challenges of promoting development, order, and inclusion?

Centrality of margins: The British campaigns in the Middle East during the Great War

December 2016

The name "world war" was given to the war of 1914-1918 because of its kaleidoscopic character: its fronts extended from the East to the West, on several seas and several continents. Yet the memory...

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Other Publications

Europe's Refugee Worries

June 2016

As the UN estimates the total number of displaced persons globally at 65 million people, TEC affiliate Roland Hsu argues that European countries in particular must think of what the long term flow...

Can America and Russia Cooperate in Syria?

January 2016

President Vladimir Putin's decision to intervene in Syria marked a major turning point in Russian foreign policy in 2015.

McFaul on Europe, Russia, China, and the Middle East

January 2016

Michael McFaul discusses Europe, Russia, China, the Middle East with the Stanford Political Journal.Read full interview at the Stanford Political Journal.

News

The appeal of authoritarianism: Has democracy had its day?

April 2017

"What is behind democracy’s seeming decline? What is fuelling the widespread appeal of authoritarianism?

Trump budget could put health at risk in the US and worldwide

March 2017

Pandemics are a growing health concern in the United States and abroad.

State shaming often ineffective

March 2017

When a state is “shamed” by outsiders for perceived injustices, it often proves counterproductive, resulting in worse behavior and civil rights violations, a Stanford researcher has found.Rochelle...

Events

Planning for the Occupation of Japan (Event cancelled)

April 27, 2017

Abstract:The Allied occupation of Japan is remembered as the "good occupation." An American-led coalition successfully turned a militaristic enemy into a stable and democratic ally.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Afghanistan: U.S. Policy Options Fifteen Years after 9/11

January 12, 2017

Abstract:Fifteen years after the American-led international military intervention, Afghanistan faces mounting security, governance, and economic challenges.  The Afghan Army and police remain...

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

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.

Immigration and Integration: Research

November 2015

In this video, Jens Hainmueller, Co-Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, and Duncan Lawrence, Executive Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, explain some of the challenges created by current immigration...

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Predoctoral Fellow
Katrina ole-MoiYoi PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources