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Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities

October 15, 2015

Abstract: This project looks at the politics of accountability for mass atrocities.

Shaping the Global Agenda on Child Protection

May 10, 2013

AbstractSince the early years of her career working with children in some of the direst situations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection, has witnessed...

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

Globalization and How Its Many Forms Contribute to Human Trafficking

February 29, 2012

Jyoti Sanghera is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Representative in Nepal.

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

The Arab Awakening: Governance Lessons for Asia and Beyond

May 4, 2011

The recent uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East represent one of the most dramatic global political developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  What factors and forces led to the...

Film: "War Photographer"

October 15, 2010

Film and Faculty Talk Back

South Asia's Vulnerable Side: Where Economic Growth Outpaces Human Progress - 2010 Shorenstein Journalism Award

May 15, 2010

While most Asian economies rode out the recession fairly well, disturbing human development statistics across the region persist.

Visit by Sir Jonathan Phillips

September 8, 2009

The Forum on Contemporary Europe designed and sponsored this meeting as part of its series on global conflict, and peace and reconciliation.  This session was conducted as a high level, by...

Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Transitions: A Cross-National, Longitudinal Approach

May 26, 2009

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Information, Knowledge, and Truth: Replacing Secrecy, Ignorance, and Myth in the Wake of Atrocity

May 8, 2009

This talk will describe the role of data analysis in political transitions to democracy. Transitions require accountability of some form, and in the aggregate, accountability is statistical.

Promoting Peace and Protecting Rights: How human rights can be good, and bad, for resolving conflict?

April 10, 2009

Ram Manikkalingam is the Founder of Dialogue Advisory Group and teaches at the University of Amsterdam. He was Senior Advisor on the Peace Process to the previous President of Sri Lanka.

Loan sanctions: a new tool for diplomacy?

February 3, 2009

Seema Jayachandran is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University.

Opportunities And Challenges In India, Pakistan, And Afghanistan

October 21, 2008

The election of a new American president is an event of great importance to the entire world, not just the United States.

Cross-Coupling of International and National Law. Gender Labor Market Non-Discrimination Legislation 1958 - 2005

April 22, 2008

Before coming to CDDRL, Miriam Abu Sharkh was employed at the United Nation's specialized agency for work, the International Labour Organization, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Fighting Terror and Promoting Peace: The Norwegian Perspective

April 14, 2004

As part of his visit to the West Coast of the United States, Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jan Petersen will speak at Stanford University.

Sovereignty or Suu Kyi? ASEAN's Burma Dilemma

October 7, 2003

Potentially the most divisive issue to be addressed at the upcoming summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali on October 7-8, 2003 concerns the membership of Burma....

Regimes of Truth, Mobs of Anger, Companies for Profit: Who Makes the News

May 1, 2003

Journalism in Southeast Asia is triply constrained. In a given country, the regime in power may impose censorship or induce self-censorship.

The New Korea: Crisis Springs Opportunity

February 19, 1999

Professor Root's research project on Korea's prospects concludes that Korea can not be secure against future economic crisis without structural reform of finance, enterprise, and labor markets....


jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law