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Scholarly Publications

Flash from the past: Why an apparent Israeli nuclear test in 1979 matters today

September 2015

The paper provides technical and circumstantial evidence that the detection of a "double flash" by a Vela satellite on 9/22/79 was that of an Israeli nuclear test logistically assisted by South...

Combating Human Trafficking: The South African Legal Context

June 2012

South Africa’s international obligation to combat human trafficking in terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol)...

The potential impact of an HIV vaccine with rapidly waning protection on the epidemic in Southern Africa: examining the RV144 trial results

December 2011

BACKGROUND: The prime-boost HIV vaccine regimen used in the recent RV144 trial resulted in modest efficacy of 31% over 3.5 years, but was substantially higher in the first year post-vaccination.

Other Publications

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalizing the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

Turning the Tide: The Johannesburg Development Agency and its Role in Revitalising the Inner City

April 2015

Driving economic growth: As a mid-level government official, how do you make progress in difficult political environments?

Why the Lights Went Out: Reform in the South African Energy Sector

April 2015

This case uses the example of South Africa’s electricity sector to explore how ambitious agendas for reform interact with contestation among multiple, divergent interests.

News

Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students

July 2014

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students.

Insider threats biggest challenge to nuclear security

April 2014

In a new research paper published by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, CISAC Senior Fellow Scott Sagan and Matthew Bunn, a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, write that...

Diamond honored with Lyman award for alumni engagement at Stanford

January 2014

Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received the 2013 Richard W.

Events

Global Governance: What to Expect from the G20

October 5, 2015

Montek Singh Ahluwalia is an economist who trained at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration

March 13, 2014

AbstractThe framework of "LGBT rights" can be critiqued as challenging tradition or as culturally specific, yet at the same time, it can be essential to one's sense of identity and justice.

Projects

Combining Measures of Senescence with Genomic Data for Isolated African Populations.

November 2017

 This seed grant aimed to verify the ages of elderly individuals in a sample of Khomani San “Bushmen” from South Africa.
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Program on Social Entrepreneurship

"Transforming ripples into waves of transformational change across the world" Vision: The Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law...
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History, Memory and Reconciliation

This series will examine scholarly and institutional efforts to create new national narratives that walk the fine line between before and after, memory and truth, compensation and reconciliation,...
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People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Frank Pabian Affiliate
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship