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Scholarly Publications

Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

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.

Genocide: A World History (New Oxford World History)

December 2016

Genocide occurs in every time period and on every continent. Using the 1948 U.N.

Other Publications

Can the South Asian Academic Speak from Abroad? Colonialism and Anticolonialism in Modi’s America

January 2016

Following her signing of an open letter registering concerns about potential privacy abuses with Digital India and her op-ed "How to Think About Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley," Stanford historian...

Will Sri Lanka's New Government Provide Justice for Civil War Atrocities?

November 2015

Sri Lanka's new government has promised progress on transitional justice. Will it deliver?

How to Think about Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley

September 2015

As Silicon Valley prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Stanford historian Priya Satia argues that Indians and Americans should remember the state-abetted violence and...

News

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

Stanford Draper Hills’ fellow arrested and beaten in Belarus

March 2017

The alumni community of the Stanford Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program condemns the arrest of our 2015 fellow from Belarus, Aleś Łahviniec, who suffered a head injury and broken nose after two...

CDDRL’s Statement on President’s Travel Ban

January 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University collaborates widely with academics, policymakers and practitioners around the world to advance knowledge and...

Events

Taiwan's White Terror from the Vantage of Fiction: A Reading and Discussion

May 1, 2017

Green Island: A NovelA stunning story of love, betrayal, and family set against the backdrop of a changing Taiwan over the course of the 20th century. February 28, 1947: Trapped inside the family...

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Projects

Program on Human Rights Winter Speaker Series

U.S. Human Rights NGOs and International Human RightsMany U.S. human rights non-government organizations, including the U.S. philanthropic sector, work on international human rights.
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Migration

Through periods of colonial expansion, New World emigration, postcolonial immigration, and Eurozone migration, Europe has been shaped and reshaped by the constant movement of people and communities...
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Multimedia

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

Burma's Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with Larry Diamond

April 2016

On April 5, Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama held an interview with FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond on Burma's recent elections and it's ongoing transition to democracy.

Between Cyclops and Leviathan: Violence, Order, and Legitimacy at the Urban Margins

April 2016

Abstract:Ongoing crises of urban insecurity in Central America have spurred novel forms of state engagement in high-risk neighbourhoods.

People

Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Postdoctoral Fellow
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Kathleen Kelly Janus Lecturer, Program on Social Entrepreneurship
Lauren Young Postdoctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Anja Jetschke Visiting Scholar
Daniel C. Sneider Associate Director for Research