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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.

Trade Implications of TTIP for Countries Outside the EU and US

February 20, 2014

This seminar is part of the "Europe and the Global Economy" series.

Putin's Russia: The Challenges Of Engagement

October 17, 2013

John Sloan was appointed Canada’s ambassador to the Russian Federation, Armenia and Uzbekistan in August 2010.

Direct Diplomacy in Iran: the Internet as a Platform for Foreign Policy

September 26, 2013

               Abstract Digital technologies have brought disruption to political systems throughout the world, it is disrupting the practice of diplomacy.

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion - Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion

April 16, 2013

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Stanford University 16 April 2013 Agenda 9:00-9:45...

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices

March 11, 2013

Conference on various aspects of how technology can empower right to information movements and what should be done to harness this potential.

Isolation Versus Engagement: The Taiwanese Constitutional Court's Use of Foreign Law

March 8, 2013

Abstract: It has been said that constitutional court judges around the world increasingly participate in a "global judicial dialogue" that causes judges to make increased use of foreign law.

ICC Speaker Series- Carla Ferstman

February 13, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

The New U.S. Role in Global Fossil Fuel Markets

December 11, 2012

As recently as 2007, the United States seemed headed towards ever greater fossil fuel import dependence, as domestic oil and natural gas production dwindled and consumption continued to grow.

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.

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

June 7, 2012

Abstract:   The "spirit of democracy" has recently been undermined in several African countries as authoritarian methods have been the preferred approach.

Aiding Conflict: The Impact of U.S. Food Aid on Civil War

March 2, 2012

Abstract: Nunn's paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - Copyrights/Copywrongs: property rights, human rights and heritage

December 7, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Lost (and Found) in Transition: Democratic Successes and Failures in the post-war Era

October 20, 2011

Kathryn Stoner-Weiss is a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, deputy director of CDDRL, and faculty director of the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford...

The Politics of Nuclear Development: China as a Case Study

October 10, 2011

Nuclear energy is politically sensitive.

Environmental Impact of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

March 10, 2011

Rod Ewing is the Edward H. Kraus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan.

Addressing the Accountability Gap in Statebuilding: The Case of Afghanistan

February 25, 2011

Symposium Outline Ten years after President Bush attempted to reduce U.S.

Exporting Democracy

January 18, 2011

The Hon.

Democracy and Conflict: Lessons from Afghanistan

September 30, 2010

Ben Rowswell is a Canadian diplomat with a specialization in statebuilding and stabilization.

Aesthetic Education in the Age of Globalization

February 26, 2010

The lecture is preceded by a workshop at 10am in the same location. For additional information please access the DLCL site listing here.

Global Justice, Individual Autonomy and Institutional Legitimacy

October 9, 2009

Nicole Hassoun (Ph.D. University of Arizona) is an assistant professor in philosophy and international relations at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa

May 12, 2009

Nathan Nunn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Professor Nunn was born in Canada, where he received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005.

New Dynamic Triangle-Taiwan, US, and China: A Conversation

May 4, 2009

In this conversation, Taiwan's Representative to Taiwan, Jason Yuan, and Director of CDDRL, Larry Diamond, will talk about a variety of issues associated with the triangular relationship among...


Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
megan palmer Megan Palmer Executive Director, Bio Policy & Leadership Initiatives, Department of Bioengineering (BioE)
2018 02 12 miis day1 high res 112 Melissa Hanham Affiliate