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Thinking about Democracy and Revolution: Egypt’s 2011 Uprising

October 13, 2021

Egypt’s 2011 uprising is widely held to be a case of either failed democratic transition or inauthentic revolution.

Democracy in Ukraine Thirty Years After the Soviet Collapse

August 12, 2021

For decades, the Soviet Union was an authoritarian force in a polarized world.

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...

Geography and the Gender Gap: Evidence Against the Traditional Vote Hypothesis from Post-Suffrage Sweden

March 2, 2021

In many countries around the world, women's enfranchisement marked the single largest expansion in the eligible electorate.

The Anatomy of Post-Communist Regimes: A Challenge to the Mainstream Comparative Approach

March 2, 2021

  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the newly gained dominance of liberal democracy as a political regime was accompanied by a new dominance of liberal democracy as a descriptive language....

Pre-electoral commitments and bargaining delays in parliamentary democracies

March 2, 2021

  During the past decade, many parliamentary democracies have experienced bargaining delays when forming governments.

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.

SPICE Webinar: "Human Rights Day 2020: Teacher Workshop on Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan"

December 5, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/8oDHKdyhZO0   In recognition of Human Rights Day on December 10, SPICE is honored to feature Dr.

Heroes and villains: How networks of influential individuals helped destroy one of the world’s most durable democracies and legitimize a racist, authoritarian state

October 30, 2020

  We provide a counterpoint to recent political developments, including the storming of the US Capitol, using novel evidence on 95,314 extreme right-wing supporters and Nazi collaborators in France...

A History from Within

October 28, 2020

  This presentation is part of the French Culture Workshop Series   Co-sponsored by: The Department of French and Italian, The Europe Center, the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary...

The Archive Question: Power and Statecraft in Saudi Arabia

October 7, 2020

ABSTRACT This talk is based on the speaker's recently released book Archive Wars The Politics of History in Saudi Arabia (Stanford University Press, 2020). The production of history is premised on...

SPICE Webinar: “Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History”

August 19, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/ou4OpF-8j-g   Connie will speak about how the Chinese detention barracks on Angel Island were saved from demolition in the 1970s, opening the door to the hidden...

SPICE Webinar: "Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University"

June 26, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/9eyHTMF2L7w   Upwards of 15,000 to 20,000 individual migrant Chinese laborers performed the bulk of the work constructing the Central Pacific span of the...

More than Sports: Using the Olympics to Teach Modern East Asian History

June 8, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/ShtOUZ67F-s Video of Using the Olympics to Teach Modern East Asian History   Webinar Description: From amazing athletic feats to beautiful pageantry, the...

SPICE Webinar: "Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora"

June 8, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/sQBR-NZBWks Video of Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora   Webinar Description: On March 18, 2021, the...

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...

SPICE Webinar: “Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce”

May 16, 2020

Webinar recording: https://youtu.be/FLKbADCk1o8 During multiple periods of economic crises, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.

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.

The Origins of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

February 3, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTOrganized groups with cross class networks and institutional links to different social constituencies have often been...

Egypt’s Exiles: Repression, Polarization and Politics

January 28, 2020

ABSTRACTWhile the phenomenon of Egyptians leaving their homeland in search for work abroad has been ongoing for decades, a new trend has emerged since 2011, namely thousands have expatriated for...

The Rise of Women in Muslim Political Parties

January 27, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.ABSTRACTBenazir Bhutto in Pakistan, Roza Otunbayva in Kyrgystan, Megawati Sukarno Putri in Indonesia: female Muslim leaders are...

Michel Serres: Thinking in Figures

January 17, 2020

After a long period of under-appreciation, Michel Serres's prescient and unique writing is now beginning to receive the attention it has long deserved.

Book Talk "Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty" with Norman M. Naimark

November 13, 2019

This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

Mass Media and Cultural Homogenization: Broadcasting the American Dream on the Radio

October 8, 2019

 Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

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michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
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freyberg David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
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