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Scholarly Publications

The unbearable lightness of luck. Three sources of overconfidence in the manageability of nuclear crises

July 2017

Overconfidence in the controllability of nuclear weapons creates danger. The passing of the last elite witness of the most dangerous nuclear crisis, i.e.

Ce qu'ils disent vraiment: Les politiques pris aux mots

January 2017

"Liberty," "secularism," "security," "people," "identity" . . .

Is There a “Modern” Natural Law Theory? Notes on the History of Human Rights

December 2016

Human rights are a complex concept with distinct parts, whose histories are often independent from one another.

Other Publications

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

After Paris Is Before Paris: ISIS And Strategy

December 2015

After the attacks in Paris, TEC faculty affiliate Russell A.

Who is Charlie?

January 2015

In the aftermath of the fatal attacks on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebo, TEC affiliate faculty Cécile Alduy explores the French reaction to the violence in light of the competing ideologies of an...

News

CDDRL honors’ student awarded top thesis prize

June 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce that undergraduate honors student Whitney McIntosh received the highest distinction for her thesis at...

Deadly Truck Attack on French Riviera a New Twist on an Old Terror Tactic

July 2016

Horrific assault with rental vehicle likely to inspire copycat attacks, strengthen the hand of France’s far-right political parties

Paris attacks add to debate on Syria and immigration

November 2015

Last Friday's multiple terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350 was the topic of KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" (Monday, Nov. 16, 2015).

Events

Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we are now booked to full capacity and unable to take further reservations.Please contact khaley@stanford.edu if you would like to be placed on the...

SGS Summer Film Festival: "Intouchables" (2011, dir. Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; French)

May 27, 2016

Intouchables is a 2011 French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano.

The Politics of Emotions: France’s Responses to the 2015 Terrorist Attacks

March 18, 2016

How do democratic societies respond to acts of terror?

Projects

Climate variability and global food security, with an eye on France

Extreme weather events and climate variability threaten crop production, food prices, food security, and human lives at local and global scales.
English

The Origins of Democratic Institutions in Europe

What explains the variation in the democratic institutions of contemporary European and North American societies?The implications of electoral rules and legislative institutions for social and...
English

Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop on Global Justice

Workshops examine questions of global justice including: poverty, inequality between nations, oppressive regimes, identity, human rights, and our duties to one another.
English

People

Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Christie Huchro Christina Huchro CISAC Honors Student
Andrea L. Everett Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Meiko Kotani Administrative Associate, Japan Program
Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
Whitney McIntosh Social Science Research Professional, CDDRL
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design