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Islamists and the Arab Uprisings

May 18, 2021

This event is cosponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and the Ten Years On Project, www.TheArabUprisings.org    ABSTRACT During the height of the mass uprisings...

The Unfinished Arab Spring Ten Years on: Where Are We Going?

January 4, 2021

ABSTRACT  This talk is based on the speakers’ recently published edited volume The Unfinished Arab Spring: Micro-Dynamics of Revolts between Change and Continuity.

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

CANCELED: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry that Unraveled Culture, Religion and Collective Memory in the Middle East

February 24, 2020

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

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

Global Governance: What to Expect from the G20

October 5, 2015

Montek Singh Ahluwalia is an economist who trained at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

Rivals for the Throne: The Succession Problem in Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2014

Speaker Bio: Nabil Mouline is a senior researcher in The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS).

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Explaining Variation in Western Jihadists' Choice between Domestic Attacks and Foreign Fighting

October 4, 2012

Thomas Hegghammer is the Zukerman fellow at CISAC for 2012-2013 and senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) in Oslo.

Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World

April 26, 2012

The third ARD annual conference examineي the challenges, key issues, and ways forward for social and economic development in the Arab world during this period of democratic transition.  Day One -...

Cybersecurity and Cyberwarfare

January 9, 2012

Zittrain will discuss the false starts in understanding the simultaneously underappreciated and overhyped fields of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare, and offer a view on where the deepest problems...

Reporting from the Region: A Journalist's Perspective on the Arab Uprisings

May 19, 2011

Janine Zacharia, former Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent for the Washington Post will be providing a journalist's perspective on ongoing events across the Arab world.

From Political Activism to Democratic Change in the Arab World

May 12, 2011

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is pleased to announce its second annual conference on May 12-13, 2011.

Political Reform in the Arab World: Problems and Prospects

May 10, 2010

On May 10-11, 2010 the Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at CDDRL held its international inaugural conference.

Authoritarian Governments in Cyberspace

October 8, 2009

In the context of authoritarian states the internet has always been viewed as an unambiguous force for good, allowing citizens of such states to mobilise around particular political and social...

Israel and the Arab Peace Initiative: Take It Or Leave It?

June 2, 2009

Joshua Teitelbaum, PhD (Tel Aviv University, 1996).

Understanding Stability and Dissent in the Kingdom: The Double-edged Role of Islamic Networks in Saudi Politics

March 10, 2009

Stephane Lacroix is a postdoctoral scholar in the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and a lecturer in the department of political science at Stanford University.

Democratization in the Middle East: A Provisional Assessment

February 5, 2009

Agenda 8:15-8:45 am Coffee, light breakfast for participants 8:45-8:50 am Opening remarks; goals of the workshop (Olivier Roy, Larry Diamond) 8:50-10:30 Stable Autocracies?

The Neo-Taliban and Iran

February 26, 2008

Amin Tarzi is the inaugural Director of Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia. Previously Dr.

Military-to-Military Contacts as Channels of Democratic Norm Diffusion: A Quantitative Analysis of a Constructivist Theory of Power

January 24, 2008

Carol Atkinson (speaker) is a postdoctoral fellow at CISAC. She retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 2005.

The Middle East Peace Process: European-US-Greater Middle East Efforts for Progress

December 13, 2007

Professor Susser discusses the social economic decline in the Middle East, particularly in reference to the subsequent changing power dynamic.

10th United Nations Association Film Festival

October 25, 2007

UNAFF, which is now completing its first decade, was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Conceptualizing Biological Agents as Weapons of Warfare

May 31, 2007

Carol Atkinson (speaker) retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force in 2005.