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Scholarly Publications

Southeast Asia in Political Science: Terms of Enlistment

July 2008

Co-published by the East-West Center, this book originated in a 2004 conference convened by the Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) at Shorenstein APARC.

Supernatural Punishment and the Evolution of Cooperation

December 2004

Human cooperation remains a puzzle because it persists even in contexts where traditional theories predict it should not do so (i.e.

Effects of September 11: A Rift Between Europe and America

July 2004

Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action....

Other Publications

Europe Doesn't Get Free Speech

February 2006

Since the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad erupted, Europe's leaders have shown remarkable--and uncharacteristic--courage under fire.

Learning about World Religions in Public Schools: The Impact on Student Attitudes and Community Acceptance in Modesto, Calif.

December 2006

Since 2000, the Modesto City school district in Modesto, Calif., has been engaged in one of the nation's most direct experiments in using the public school curriculum to promote respect for...

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

Political order in Egypt

August 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S.

Turkey between Religion, Ideology and Politics: An Interview with Professor Roland Benedikter

September 2011

Interview of Professor Roland Benedikter conducted by Abuzar Baghi, Journalist and Editor-in-chief of the International section of Mehrnameh.

Events

Is Southeast Asia the Next Front in the War on Terror?

October 19, 2001

Press reports of rising anti-Americanism and Muslim militance in several Southeast Asian countries have fueled speculation that the United States may be planning to intervene against terrorist...

Beyond bin Laden: Islam in Asia since September 11

November 15, 2001

While Islam is commonly portrayed as a Middle Eastern religion, the majority of the world's Muslims reside in Asia.

Projects

Program on Economic Performance

Nearly half the world's population - some 2.8 billion people - lives on less than two dollars per day. The gap between the rich and the poor is vast.
English

Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
English

Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia's storied past extends more than two millennia.
English

Multimedia

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

April 2015

AbstractIslamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt.

Amr Hamzawy: Anti-democratic Deceptions - How Egyptian Liberals Endorse Autocracy

November 2015

On October 27, 2015, ARD Visiting Scholar and former Egyptian Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy spoke to the CDDRL community, sharing remarks on shifts in liberal thought in Egypt over the past several years.---------------------------Abstract:Over...

Stanford Scholar Examines Sectarianism and Urban Segregation in Baghdad

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy speaker series, Director of The Markaz: Resource Center Mona Damluji examined the impact of the US-led occupation of Iraq on sectarian-based urban segregation in Baghdad.

People

Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Kaileen Pritchard Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar