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The Struggle for Political Change in the Arab World

September 9, 2019

DAY 1: Friday October 11 8:30 – 9:00am         Breakfast 9:00 – 9:15am         Introductory Remarks 9:15 – 11:15am       Panel 1: The Boundaries of Authoritarianism post-Arab UprisingsAmr Hamzawy,...

Ill Winds: Book Launch and Discussion with Larry Diamond

May 20, 2019

Please join Larry Diamond, Senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs and the Hoover Institution for the launch of his latest book, "Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from...

Kleptocracy: A Discussion with Charles Davidson, Jeffrey Gedmin, and Oleksandra Ustinova

March 7, 2019

*/ Kleptocracy--well-organized elite corruption--has come to characterize Russia and much of the post-Communist space, and is one of the chief obstacles to democratic development as well as...

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Reform Contradictions Facing China's New Leadership

October 11, 2017

Drawing on his latest book, Cracking the China Conundrum: Why Conventional Economic Wisdom is Wrong (Oxford University Press, 2017), Yukon Huang will highlight the reform challenges that China's...

LAD Workshop: University of Sarajevo 2017

July 3, 2017

This module addresses the challenges faced by public sector leaders as they foster economic growth in politically charged environments.

Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years

September 16, 2016

  This discussion will be based on the authors' recently published book, Taiwan's Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years, Lynne Rienner Publishing (2016).AbstractAt the end of Chen Shui...

Payment and Predation: The Politics Of Wages And Violence In the Congolese Army

March 10, 2016

Abstract: In fragile states, regimes must cultivate military forces strong enough to ward off external threats, but loyal enough to resist launching a coup.

Liberal Taiwan versus Illiberal South Korea: The Divergent Paths of Electoral Campaign Regulation

November 11, 2015

Abstract:Both South Korea and Taiwan are considered consolidated democracies, but the two countries have developed very different sets of electoral campaign regulations.

Stanford's JSK Fellows on Liberation Technology

October 29, 2015

The JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford (jsk.stanford.edu) each year brings 20 outstanding journalists and journalism innovators to pursue their ideas for improving journalism.

Taiwan's Democracy at a Crossroads: Options and Prospects for Constitutional Reform

October 26, 2015

Activists push a ball reading "constitutional reform" during a sit-in to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the Sunflower Movement outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei March 18, 2015....

Is Putin’s Russia a Kleptocracy? And if so, so what?

May 1, 2015

Karen Dawisha is the author of Putin’s Kleptocracy. Who Owns Russia? and the Walter E.

LAD Course: University of Cape Town, April 2015

April 20, 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University,...

Russia: Back to the Future feat. Mikhail Khodorkovsky

April 13, 2015

Video Speaker Bio:  Mikhail Khodorkovsky is a former Russian businessman and political prisoner of Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Corruption, Democracy and Security

April 2, 2015

AUDIO FROM SEGMENT OF TALK   Description:  John Githongo speaks on the Nigeria's triumph of democracy - a relatively peaceful transition of power - and Kenya's recent school shooting tragedy.

Corruption: the Unrecognized Global Security Threat

March 17, 2015

This event is offered as a joint sponsorship with the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.About the Topic: Sarah Chayes's book, "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security,"...

The Digital Defenders of Children

February 5, 2015

AbstractThorn (www.wearethorn.org) drives technology innovation to fight child sexual exploitation.

Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Defending Civil Society

January 8, 2015

AbstractCivil society is under siege in many parts of the world.  Governments have arrested human rights activists, closed humanitarian NGOs, and banned peaceful protests.

Lobbying and Campaign Finance

November 14, 2014

On November 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective hosted a conference on Lobbying and Campaign Finance.

Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation and Accountability

May 15, 2014

Abstract: Decisions about “who gets what, when, and how” are perhaps the most important that any government must make.

2014 TEC Lectureship on Europe and the World with Adam Tooze, Yale University

April 30, 2014

The Europe Center invites you to the inaugural annual lectures of this series by Adam Tooze, Barton M. Briggs Professor of History, Yale University.

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

Is There an Emerging Crisis of Democracy?

April 3, 2014

  Abstract: Political polarization has paralyzed the functioning of democracy in Thailand, Bangladesh, and Taiwan, where students have recently occupied the parliament building.

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey MA Program in International Policy Studies
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Didi Kuo Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL, Associate Director for Research, CDDRL Academic Research & Program Manager, American Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Christopher Carothers Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL
Tesalia Rizzo Postdoctoral Scholar, CDDRL