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Scholarly Publications

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.

Support for Terrorism in Muslim Majority Countries and Implications for Immigration Policies in the West

June 2017

With elections in 2017 in key European Union states (France: presidential, April 23, second round May 7, National Assembly, June 11, second round June 18; Germany: Federal Diet, September 24;...

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

Other Publications

Social Media, New Technologies and the Middle East

June 2017

It is a global story, a new industrial revolution.

The West And The Battle Of Ideas

June 2017

By most measures, the West ought to declare victory in the process of globalization.

Nationalism, Populism, Islamism

May 2017

Not that long ago, debates over politics were anchored in a clear opposition between universalism and relativism.

News

The nuclear weapons ban treaty: Opportunities lost

July 2017

On July 7, almost 72 years after the first atomic bomb was detonated in the New Mexico desert, 122 nations voted at the United Nations headquarters in New York to permanently ban nuclear weapons...

Zegart: 3 takeaways from Trump Jr. emails

July 2017

Line by ugly line, Donald J. Trump Jr.’s emails with British-born former tabloid reporter and Russian intermediary Rob Goldstone are now plastered on The New York Times website.

Perry touts UN treaty on nuclear proliferation

July 2017

"The new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an important step towards delegitimizing nuclear war as an acceptable risk of modern civilization.

Events

A Conversation with Larry Diamond and Mohamed Abubakr

May 3, 2017

Join Hillel at Stanford and Stanford in Government as Mohamed Abubakr shares his perspective on the global refugee crisis.

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...

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: Introduction

November 2015

Immigration policy has been a very controversial and highly debated topic for decades, both in the United States and in Europe.

People

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
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
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
Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Predoctoral Fellow
Katrina ole-MoiYoi PhD student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources