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Sierra Leone

Scholarly Publications

Explaining Rape during Civil War: Cross-National Evidence (1980-2009)

August 2013

Why do some armed groups commit massive wartime rape, whereas others never do?

The Geography of Insurgent Organization and its Consequences for Civil Wars: Evidence from Liberia and Sierra Leone

January 2008

This article investigates the determinants of armed group organization and the downstream effects of organization on civil wars.

News

CISAC tackles public health & policy questions on Ebola

October 2014

We ask CISAC biosecurity experts David Relman and Megan Palmer to answer questions about the public health and policy implications of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Stanford Global Development and Poverty initiative awards $4.6 million for research aimed at alleviating poverty

June 2014

Fourteen Stanford researchers addressing global poverty through a range of academic disciplines are receiving the money from the university-wide Global Development and Poverty initiative.

In Sierra Leone, Stanford researchers empower rural poor

July 2013

A team of Stanford researchers traveled to Sierra Leone this spring as part of a new course called Rebooting Government taught by FSI Senior Fellow Jeremy Weinstein.

Events

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Timap for Justice and the Interplay beween Sierra Leone's Formal and Informal Legal Systems

May 1, 2013

Co-sponsored with the Center for African Studies

Social Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Community-Based Approach to Development

April 23, 2013

Join CDDRL’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) for an afternoon discussion with three social entrepreneurs pursuing community...