Sub-Saharan Africa

Scholarly Publications

Conference on Police Reform in States under Transition

December 1996

On March 4 and 5, 1996, the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, in conjunction with the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, convened a research planning...

Domestic Insecurity in New Democratic Regimes: Sources, Locations, and Institutional Solutions in Benin

November 1996

Given that organized violence within states is currently more widespread and destructive than war among states, many advocate expanding the concept of security to include elements of political and...

Strengthening IAEA Safeguards: Lessons from Iraq

April 1993

This paper examines technical and institutional possibilities for improving the ability of the international safeguards regime to prevent or slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

Other Publications

Negotiation and Strategy: Understanding Sanctions Effectiveness

January 2010

Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness.

Cost-Effectiveness of Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis of Solitary Pulmonary Nodules

December 2001

Background: Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is a potentially useful but expensive test to diagnose solitary pulmonary nodules.Objective: To evaluate the cost...

Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor

June 2003

Oil Boom: Peril or Opportunity?

News

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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Quality of democracy workshop

October 2003

Leading democracy scholars from all over the world held a two-day workshop October 10-11 on "The Quality of Democracy: Improvement or Subversion?" organized by the Center on Democracy, Development...

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

May 2007

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development.

Events

Suicide Attacks: Incorrect Arguments and Anomalies

October 18, 2007

Martha Crenshaw (speaker) is a senior fellow at CISAC and FSI and a professor of political science by courtesy.

Mobile Money - Realizing the Potential for Impact

April 14, 2011

Mobile payment systems launched in Africa, Asia, and Latin America now offer anyone with a mobile phone the ability to store money electronically and send it to other phone users, without visiting...

Projects

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
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Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
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Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
English

Multimedia

Francis Fukuyama speaks on "Political Order and Political Decay"

October 2014

Francis Fukuyama describes "Political Order and Political Decay," highlighting the inspiration behind his new book and defining 'decay' using examples from America's political system. Fukuyama is the FSI Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford...

Climate Change and Its Impact

February 2015

Research on climate change is varied and encompasses many disciplines. As more scholars examine the issue of climate change from multiple perspectives, new cause-and-effect relationships are being discovered and explored.

Climate Change and Food Security

February 2015

In Climate Change and Food Security, David Lobell, Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE), defines what constitutes food security and describes how changes in climate are affecting agricultural productivity and...

People

Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
p1010241 Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Carlos Schmidt-Padilla Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Impact Labs (SIL), affiliated with PovGov at CDDRL
ttemplin Tara Templin PhD Student, Health Policy
sam heft neal Sam Heft-Neal Research Scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Jessie headshot Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Shelby Perkins headshot Shelby Perkins Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford Internet Observatory
rsd19 072 0426a Eva C. Uribe Affiliate