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Scholarly Publications

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

January 2017

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

The Meaning and Limits of Freedom of Expression in Lebanon: Publications Court Jurisprudence on Freedom of Expression vs. Defamation

November 2016

AbstractIn light of the legal issues raised by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) trial (April to June 2015) against the Lebanese Al-Jadeed television on charges of contempt of court and...

Making Reading Visible: Social Annotation with Lacuna in the Humanities Classroom

June 2016

Reading, writing, and discussion are the most common—and, most would agree, the most valuable—components of a university-level humanities seminar.

Other Publications

Behind the Comfort Women Agreement

January 2016

The breakthrough agreement on the comfort women issue between Japan and South Korea on Dec. 28, 2015, was the culmination of at least four years of negotiations between the two governments.

Social Media, Social Movements and the Challenge of Democratic Governability

October 2014

Japan-Korea Relations: Time for U.S. Intervention?

January 2014

Daniel Sneider writes that relations between South Korea and Japan have noticeably deteriorated in the past few months.

News

Reflections on journalism across Asia

April 2017

Emerging technologies, stemming from the heart of Silicon Valley and extending to Asia and beyond, have pushed the bounds of how stories are told by journalists and the way in which readers...

Indian historian: Freedom of expression key to vibrant democracy

April 2017

Protecting freedom of expression is essential to vibrant democracies and to meet the needs of people now and into the future, Indian historian Ramachandra Guha said at a Stanford event seeking to...

Ian Johnson, longtime foreign correspondent, to receive Shorenstein Journalism Award

March 2017

Ian Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history, is the 2016 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award.

Events

Taiwan's Democratic Development: Reflections on the Ma Ying-jeou Era

February 23, 2017

The eight-year presidency of Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016) in Taiwan left a complex legacy of political achievements, confrontations, and disappointments that defies easy characterization.

Tickling Giants: Film Screening and A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

November 3, 2016

 This film screening is hosted by the Arab Reform and Democracy Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.  This is a ticketed event, only guests with tickets will be...

Revolution for Dummies: The Arab Spring and Political Satire

October 6, 2016

 This event is hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Projects

The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.
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CDDRL Conferences

CDDRL conferences bring together leading thinkers, academics, and practitioners to share research and exchange ideas on the most pressing issues in the field of democracy, development, and the rule...
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The Dynamics of Violence in Mexico’s Drug War

Since December 2006, more than 50,000 drug-related murders have taken place in Mexico.
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Multimedia

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

April 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC colloquium, "Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India," on April 5, 2017, with Ramachandra Guha.India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy." In some respects it is certifiably...

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

A Vibrant Public Sphere: A Key to Arab Democracy?

November 2015

Belabbes Benkredda is an award-winning social innovator, open debate advocate and the founder of the Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s only online and television debate forum open to anyone.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Elizabeth Margolin Elizabeth Margolin CISAC Honors Student
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Seth Krummrich Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Philip Taubman Consulting Professor
Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
Megan Gorman Megan Gorman Associate Director for Administration and Finance
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
Rylan Sekiguchi Curriculum Designer