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Scholarly Publications

Structuring Cooperative Nuclear Risk Reduction Initiatives with China

April 2017

CISAC's Siegfried Hecker, Larry Brandt and Jason Reinhardt worked with Chinese nuclear organizations on issues involving radiological and nuclear terrorism.

Architects of Occupation

April 2017

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.

Exploring the Effects of a Short-Term Spanish Immersion Program in a Postsecondary Setting

March 2017

This article probes the extent to which post secondary Spanish learners can substantively increase their knowledge of Spanish over a two-week period within a context of language and content...

Other Publications

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women Final Report

March 2017

The Japan Program at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), with the generous support of the United States-Japan Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,...

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

El Salvador’s La Unión Port: Foundering in a Sea of Politics

August 2016

Guillermo López Suárez, the new head of El Salvador’s port authority, faces a dilemma: how to get the brand new La Unión port running.

News

Hecker: North Korea's nuclear background critical to U.S. policy

April 2017

The North Korean nuclear crisis continues to dominate the news, but it has been remarkably devoid of analysis.

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?

Task Force: Older men should discuss prostate cancer screening with physicians

April 2017

A panel of experts has released a draft recommendation that men aged 55 to 69 with no sign of prostate cancer should still talk to their physicians about whether they should be screened for the...

Events

Deconstructing World Culture: The rise of legal restrictions on foreign funding to NGOs, 1994-2015

June 1, 2017

Abstract:There is a growing backlash against the liberal and neoliberal economic, political and social ideologies that have dominated the globe since the 1980s.

CDDRL Weekly Seminar featuring Zeynep Tufekci

May 18, 2017

Speaker Bio:Zeynep Tufekci, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, writes about the social impacts of technology.

How Accountable?: Assessing Developments in Accountability at Multilateral Development Banks

May 11, 2017

Abstract:Within the last fifteen years, nine multilateral development banks (MDBs) have established internal accountability offices (IAOs).  These IAOs, the most well-known of which is the World...

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...
English

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

Visit the CDEHA website at https://cdeha.stanford.edu
English

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...
English

Multimedia

Disruption: Challenges of a New Era

March 2017

CDDRL welcomed Fundacion RAP (Red de Accion Politica) March 19-March 24, for a joint conference: “Disruption: Challenges of a New Era”.

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. 

Interview: Ronald Hardy

October 2016

Ronald Hardy is an international expert in fish nutrition and serves as Director of the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Idaho.

People

Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
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
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Donna Zulman Assistant Professor, Medicine Physician Investigator, VA