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Racism vs. the Promise of America

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Structural racism threatens the principles that undergird the American creed. A national, multiracial solidarity is the best means of mitigating racism’s effects.

Rebuilding the Rule of Law with Religion

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Mark Fathi Massoud will discuss his new book, Shari‘a, Inshallah: Finding God in Somali Legal Politics (Cambridge University Press 2021).

Rooted at Home: How Domestic Migration Separates Voters into National and Local Electorates

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Domestic migration separates voters into nationally- and locally-minded electorates because migrants differ from non-migrants regarding the strength of their local identities.

Wars and Freedoms

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Saumitra Jha and Steven Wilkinson's book project, Wars and Freedoms, makes the case that, throughout human history, external wars are common catalysts for political change at...

Africa’s Democratic Outliers: Success And Challenges in Benin and South Africa

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Africa arguably poses some of the most challenging conditions for democratic emergence and survival.  According to our existing theories, this is due to a number of economic,...

The January 6th Capitol Riots

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: On January 6, 2021, the U. S. Capitol was attacked as Congress certified the presidential election results.

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...

Democracy and Activism after the Arab Spring: New Directions in Human Rights, Technology, and the Arts

May 6, 2021

We invite the CDDRL community to join the Leadership Network for Change for our first online event of the year, next Wednesday at 12 PM Pacific time.  Leadership Network for Change alumni Amira...

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

May 3, 2021

REGISTER   Panel 1: Digital Activism Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9-10:30 am PT Opening Remarks: Marc Lynch, Eileen Donahoe, and Larry Diamond Moderator: Hesham Sallam Wafa Ben-Hassine: “The Hyper-Aware...

Are South Korean Liberals Truly Liberal?

January 28, 2021

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The January 25 Uprising at Ten: Incomplete Struggles and Evolving Trajectories in Egypt

January 24, 2021

This event is cosponsored by the "Ten Years on Project"   ABSTRACT To mark the 10-year anniversary of Egypt’s January 25 Uprising and the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, this panel examines the trajectory...

January 6th and the Crisis of American Democracy

January 8, 2021

  REGISTER HERE   Trump’s presidency has destabilized American democracy, culminating in the violent events at the United States Capitol while Congress certified the 2020 election results on...

The 2020 U.S. Election: Stress Test for American Democracy

January 6, 2021

The 2020 U.S. Election: Stress Test for American Democracy Time January 14th (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Beijing Time)  January 13th (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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 Politicization of the Judiciary in South Korea

December 4, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter webinar series "Asian Politics and Policy in a Time of Uncertainty." Judiciary independence is explicitly prescribed in the constitutions of many...

Book Talk | The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond

December 4, 2020

Why do some parties live fast and die young, but other endure? And why are some party systems more stable than others?

Developing Confident and Critical Thinkers Through Case Study Writing and Teaching

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

LAD Workshop: Asian Development Bank Institute 2020

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Is Korean Democracy in Crisis?

October 12, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of "democratic depression" in both young and established democracies, where the backsliding from democracy is facilitated by various forces such...

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

September 23, 2020

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Authoritarian Regimes React to Recent Challenges to Democracy in the U.S.

June 10, 2020

As street protests in the U.S. grew in strength in support of racial justice, authoritarian regimes around the world offered their own interpretations of events to their people back home.

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Lebanon’s Uprising in A Time of Crises

May 13, 2020

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the multiple crises manifesting in Lebanon today and their impact on the fate of the uprising that began in October 2019.

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Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
fishkin 2 James S. Fishkin Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL
Didi Kuo Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC