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Nominations Open for 2023 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2022

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-...

Good to Be Back Again: Reflections on the 2022 Leadership Network for Change Reunion

November 2022

Over the weekend of August 13-15, 2022, CDDRL hosted a reunion for the LNC community on campus at Stanford. It was the first global meeting and an exciting opportunity to bring together all...

What to make of the 2022 midterm results and what it might mean for 2024

November 2022

Some takeaways from the 2022 midterms: surprising, a possible return to normalcy, and a “relief”– of sorts, Stanford scholars say.

‘Democracy is on the ballot’: Professors react to midterm election results

November 2022

As the results of the 2022 Midterm Elections are coming in, Stanford Professors Larry Diamond, Hakeem Jefferson, and Bruce Cain provided their insights on Tuesday night to The Daily.

Hicham Alaoui Examines Pact-Making in Middle East

November 2022

To mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of CDDRL, the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL hosted a talk featuring Hicham Alaoui, founder and director of the Hicham Alaoui...

CDDRL Launches Program Aimed at Strengthening Ukrainian Democracy and Development

October 2022

The Strengthening Ukrainian Democracy and Development (SU-DD) Program, formerly the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program, is a 7-week training program for Ukrainian practitioners and policymakers.

NATO Parliamentary Delegation Joins FSI Scholars for Discussion on Ukraine and Russia

October 2022

FSI Director Michael McFaul, Kathryn Stoner, Francis Fukuyama, Scott Sagan, Anna Grzymala-Busse, and Marshall Burke answered questions from the parliamentarians on the conflict and its implications...

Honors College Day 2: In The Rooms Where (Democracy) Happens

September 2022

This is the second in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.

Honors College Day 1: Promoting Democracy at Home and Abroad

September 2022

This is the first in a series of blog posts written by the Fisher Family Honors Program class of 2023 detailing their experiences in Washington, D.C. for CDDRL's annual Honors College.

The Path Ahead for Yoon

September 2022

How Korea’s New President Can Recover from His First 100 Days of Struggles

Local Democracy in Action: Stories from the Field

August 2022

CDDRL's Leadership Network for Change and the Center for International Private Enterprise awarded collaboration grants to six teams of alumni to foster cooperation and strengthen democratic...

Stanford summer fellowship crafts next generation of global leaders

August 2022

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program reconvened in person for the first time, bringing budding leaders together with the world’s most influential democracy scholars.

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

July 2022

The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic...

Pushing Back on Putin: The Fight for Democracy Within Russia

July 2022

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and current visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains the roots of Russia's pro-democracy movement and the importance of its success to Russia, Ukraine, and the future...

FSI’s Visiting Fellowship in Israel Studies Brings Or Rabinowitz to the Center for International Security and Cooperation

June 2022

Dr. Or Rabinowitz of Hebrew University, Jerusalem, whose research explores how nuclear technology interacts with decision-making, strategy, and diplomacy, will come to Stanford in the 2022-2023...

Will the Jan. 6 hearings make a difference? Stanford scholar discusses how they might shift public perception

June 2022

The hearings will be a test for the Republican Party, and whether or not it can successfully disavow its extremist wing, says Stanford scholar.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Calls on Students to Lead as Future Ambassadors in a Special Video Address at Stanford

June 2022

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to the Stanford community in a special video address about his country’s war against Russia for independence, freedom, and global democracy, which he...

Barack Obama Addresses the Intersection of Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy at Stanford Event

May 2022

At a conference hosted by the Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation, former U.S. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address about how information is created and consumed, and the threat...

In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

May 2022

Just as the United States experienced a crisis of democracy under the Trump administration, South Korea underwent a democratic recession during President Moon Jae-in’s time in office. The...

Amichai Magen Selected as Inaugural Visiting Fellow in Israel Studies

April 2022

Magen, a scholar of law, government and international relations, will arrive at Stanford in the 2022-2023 academic year.

"We Have Entered a New Historical Era": Larry Diamond on the Future of Democracy

April 2022

Speaking at the April 2022 meeting of the FSI Council, Larry Diamond offered his assessment of the present dangers to global democracy and the need to take decisive action in support of liberal...

A History of Unity: A Look at FSI’s Special Relationship with Ukraine

April 2022

Since 2005, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has cultivated rich academic ties and friendships with Ukrainian scholars and civic leaders as part of our mission to support...

‘A Monkey with a Grenade’: Russia's Attacks on Nuclear Reactors Cross a Dangerous Line

March 2022

Firing on civilian nuclear facilities is an unacceptable disregard for the rules of war that endangers the entire world, not just Ukraine.

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Marisa Kellam Marisa Kellam Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
headshot 3 Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication
Jamie O'Connell headshot Jamie O'Connell Affiliate, CDDRL Lecturer in Residence at Stanford Law School