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Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Timap for Justice and the Interplay beween Sierra Leone's Formal and Informal Legal Systems

May 1, 2013

Co-sponsored with the Center for African Studies

Social Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Community-Based Approach to Development

April 23, 2013

Join CDDRL’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) for an afternoon discussion with three social entrepreneurs pursuing community...

Information, Ethnic Voting and Accountability: Evidence from Sierra Leone

April 23, 2013

It is often lamented that weak accountability and poor governance impede economic development in Africa.

Delivering Justice to the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Liberia

February 28, 2013

CDDRL post-doctoral fellow Bilal Siddiqi will address the question of whether progressive, statutory legal reform can meaningfullyaffect the lives of the poor, using observational and experimental...

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

Reaping the Dividends of M-PESA: Mobile Money and its Applications in East Africa

November 9, 2012

Tavneet Suri is a development economist, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Broadly, she studies the evolution of markets and various market failures in these economies.

Tavneet Suri- Liberation Technology Seminar Series

March 22, 2012

Tavneet Suri is a development economist, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Broadly, she studies the evolution of markets and various market failures in these economies.

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa: Evidence from Policy and Field Experiments

February 7, 2012

Abstract Mobile phone coverage and adoption has grown substantially over the past decade, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. In the absence of public goods infrastructure in many countries, mobile...

Collecting, Protecting, and Analyzing Human Rights Data

December 9, 2011

Abstract There will be a discussion of two different examples of liberation technology, one used to collect and protect human rights data, and the other used to analyze it.

Are Amnesties Acceptable and Durable? The Conditional Support Among Victims in Five African Countries and Its Implications

May 18, 2010

Transitions from conflict raise hard questions about accountability for past violations.  Criminal prosecutions and other sanctions are increasingly prevalent, but amnesties remain common.  Some...

2010 Payne Lecture Series: Globalization of Terror

March 5, 2010

Steve Coll is president of New America Foundation, and a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine.

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.

From Archiving to Legacy: The Virtual Tribunal Project at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal

April 22, 2009

Our talk will present an innovative software platform we are developing for use at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal/Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and other international tribunals.

Poorly Governed Resource-Dependent States: Policy Options for the New Administration

March 13, 2009

Many resource dependent states have to varying degrees, failed to provide for the welfare of their own populations, could threaten global energy markets, and could pose security risks for the...

Is Democracy Promotable?

October 17, 2008

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Explaining Sexual Violence During Civil War

October 16, 2008

Dara Kay Cohen, the 2008-09 Zukerman Fellow, is a Ph.D.

National Cultures and Soccer Violence

May 15, 2008

Edward Miguel received his PhD at Harvard in 2000, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

Does Education Change Political Attitudes? Evidence from a Kenyan School Experiment

January 15, 2008

Edward Miguel received his PhD at Harvard in 2000, the same year he joined UC Berkeley as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor in 2005.

Committing to War: Political Exclusion and Indiscriminate Violence in Africa

February 22, 2007

Philip Roessler (speaker) is a postdoctoral fellow at CISAC and in 2007 will be the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in comparative government at the University of Oxford.

Rebel Recruitment in Civil Wars

February 1, 2007

The speaker, Macartan Humphreys, is an assistant professor of political science at Columbia University and a visiting professor at CISAC.

Crisis Bureaucracy: Homeland Security and the Political Design of Legal Mandates

October 19, 2006

Dara Kay Cohen is a PhD candidate in political science at Stanford University and was a fellow and research assistant at CISAC in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

Explaining the Dramatic Decline in Political Violence around the World since the End of the Cold War

March 16, 2006

Professor Andrew Mack is the Director of the Human Security Centre at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia.

Assessing the Implications of Transitional Justice Processes: Empirical Evidence from South Africa

January 18, 2006

David Backer is a CDDRL post-doctoral fellow in the academic year 2005-2006. He is also an Assistant Professor of Politics at the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D.

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Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Network Affiliate, CDDRL, Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School