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Protests demonstrate against Vladimir Putin outside a Russian-owned international investment bank in Budapest, Hungary.

President Zelenskyy Speaks to Stanford Students in Special Video Address

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains why the success of Russia's pro-democracy movement is important for geopolitical stability.
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Protecting Reproductive Health Information Health Information Post-Roe v. Wade

Michelle Mello warns that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal protections for abortion could also expose women's' personal health data in court.
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Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will unquestionably shake-up Japanese politics, says Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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Q&A with REDI Task Force Chair Beatriz Magaloni

News / February 1, 2022
The new chair of the Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force, Professor Beatriz Magaloni, discusses the group's final report, which makes recommendations on how to address the ways in which systemic racism manifests at Stanford and FSI.
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REDI Task Force Letter in Support of Hakeem Jefferson

News / November 9, 2021
A message from REDI Task Force Chair, Beatriz Magaloni
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Letter in Support of Hakeem Jefferson

News / November 9, 2021
Faculty members in Stanford’s political science department, and members of the department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI), offer their perspective on the recent attacks on their colleague Hakeem Jefferson.
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Beatriz Magaloni Appointed Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations

News / November 1, 2021
The professorship is named in honor of Stanford’s first faculty member in international relations and was previously held by former CDDRL Director Steve Krasner.
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Professor Beatriz Magaloni Wins the 2021 Heinz I. Eulau Award for Best Article Published in American Political Science Review

News / June 30, 2021
The award-winning article is entitled “Killing in the Slums: Social Order, Criminal Governance and Police Violence in Rio de Janeiro.” Professor Magaloni coauthored the article with Edgar Franco-Vivanco, who earned his Ph.D. from Stanford and is now at the University of Michigan; and with Vanessa Melo, a graduate student in Anthropology at UCLA.
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CDDRL researchers study how to reduce deadly police force in Rio de Janeiro

News / December 14, 2015

Stanford researchers seek better strategies to control the lethal use of police force in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their findings offer implications for police and communities elsewhere, as the researchers are studying how social and psychological factors affect police and how body-worn cameras can be used most efficiently.


In striving to understand and to curb the use of lethal force by police in Rio de Janeiro's poorest neighborhoods, Stanford researchers seek to help inform the widespread debate about police conduct and behavior.

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The Program on Poverty and Governance releases report on Mexico's elections

News / October 10, 2012
Who voted for who in the last Mexican presidential elections? CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance released the study The 2012 Electoral Geography examining the electoral results from the 2012 Mexican presidential election.
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Examining the violence in Mexico

News / August 26, 2011
More than 40,000 people have died in drug-related homicides in Mexico since 2006, and the violence is causing concern throughout the hemisphere. In an attempt to understand and develop potential solutions to these problems, a group of researchers, policy-makers, and military experts from around the world will visit Stanford this October for a private, two-day conference.
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