France

Scholarly Publications

Macron Versus the Yellow Vests

October 2019

Since November 2018, a grassroots revolt of the forgotten lower middle classes from France’s far-flung suburbs and rural areas has risen against high taxes; social injustice; and the elites,...

The unbearable lightness of luck. Three sources of overconfidence in the manageability of nuclear crises

July 2017

Overconfidence in the controllability of nuclear weapons creates danger. The passing of the last elite witness of the most dangerous nuclear crisis, i.e.

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

January 2017

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

Other Publications

 The Illusions of Disillusion

June 2017

 Three-quarters of 1 percent: that was the vote tally
 that Jean-Marie Le Pen managed to eke out the first time he ran for the presidency of France in the early 1970s.

After Paris Is Before Paris: ISIS And Strategy

December 2015

After the attacks in Paris, TEC faculty affiliate Russell A.

Who is Charlie?

January 2015

In the aftermath of the fatal attacks on the cartoonists of Charlie Hebo, TEC affiliate faculty Cécile Alduy explores the French reaction to the violence in light of the competing ideologies of an...

News

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

CDDRL honors’ student awarded top thesis prize

June 2017

 Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce that undergraduate honors student Whitney McIntosh received the highest distinction for her thesis at...

Events

CANCELED: Labor, Health, and Precarity in the French Nuclear Industry

December 6, 2019

CISAC will be canceling all public events and seminars until at least April 5th due to the ongoing developments associated with COVID-19.------------------------------------------------------------...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Seminar recording: https://youtu.be/fYUK-ALGqAE Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian...

Change and Persistence in the Age of Modernization: Saint Germain D'Anxure, 1730-1895

November 8, 2018

Romain Wacziarg is a professor of economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Projects

Climate variability and global food security, with an eye on France

Extreme weather events and climate variability threaten crop production, food prices, food security, and human lives at local and global scales.
English

The Origins of Democratic Institutions in Europe

What explains the variation in the democratic institutions of contemporary European and North American societies?The implications of electoral rules and legislative institutions for social and...
English

Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop on Global Justice

Workshops examine questions of global justice including: poverty, inequality between nations, oppressive regimes, identity, human rights, and our duties to one another.
English

People

Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Robert Harrison headshot Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Morton1 John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate
thumbnail headshot Marc Goodman Affiliate
naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
KotaniMeiko WEB Meiko Kotani Instructor, Stanford e-Japan
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korea Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima