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Electoral System Reform

March 14, 2014

On March 14-15, the Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective at the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, held a workshop on electoral system alternatives in the...

The Performance of Democracies

March 6, 2014

Abstract: The Performance of Democracies is a research project that will start in May 2014. The project is funded by the European Research Council, the budget is 4.2 mil. Euro.

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.

Technology, Accountability and Democracy in South Asia and Beyond

January 17, 2014

Conference on the relationship between technology, accountability and democracy with a focus on South Asia

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

December 12, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Under what conditions is decentralization most likely to foster development and reduce poverty?  Plausible answers include:  a...

Controlling "Last-Mile" Corruption Through Open Governance

November 22, 2013

AbstractTo what extent can information and technology be used to eliminate government corruption?

Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead: The FBI's Role in Safeguarding National Security

November 16, 2013

2013 Payne Distinguished Lecture Series

An Experimental Analysis of Muslim-American Attitudes toward U.S. Law Enforcement

November 14, 2013

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rachel Gillum is a PhD student in Political Science at Stanford University, and joined CISAC as a predoctoral fellow in September of 2013.

Combating Corruption with Mobile Phones in India

October 17, 2013

AbstractI will discuss an ambitious project by the Program on Liberation Technology to fight corruption with mobile phones.

Clientelism in Historical Perspective: the 19th-century United States

October 10, 2013

Abstract: What explains the decline of clientelism in advanced democracies?

Petroleum to the People: Africa's Coming Resource Curse and How to Avoid It

September 26, 2013

Abstract: In the coming decade new oil discoveries in Africa will leave fragile democracies vulnerable to corruption, patronage and rent seeking behavior.

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

The New Middle East and the Implications for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

May 16, 2013

Abstract: For the past several years, and especially since the beginning of the "Arab Spring" in December 2010, Arab regimes have experienced sweeping processes of political decay, disintegration,...

Business, Government & Philanthropy: A conversation with Nandan Nilekani

May 2, 2013

Conversation with Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson of UIDAI and co-founder Infosys.

Mediated Harmony: Labor Conflict and Rule of Law in China

April 22, 2013

This talk will focus on the impact of the decision in 2003 in China to revive mediation as a key method of labor dispute resolution.

Why the Records of WWII War Crimes Trials Matter to Us: The Allied War Crimes Prosecution in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1945-1951

April 18, 2013

In the wake of the V-J Day on August 14, 1945, eleven nations that had been at war with Japan established the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in the capital city, Tokyo, in order...

Bureaucratic Autonomy and Dysfunctions of the American State

April 18, 2013

Speaker Bio: Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion - Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion

April 16, 2013

Roundtable on Democracy Promotion Future Directions for Canadian Democracy Promotion Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Stanford University 16 April 2013 Agenda 9:00-9:45...

A discussion about economic formalization in the MENA region

April 12, 2013

Abstract: Does formalization really matter for developing economies?

Electoral Integrity, Violence and Vote-Buying

April 12, 2013

This two day workshop will bring together scholars whose research actively engages problems of electoral irregularities.  Irregularities range from high levels of pre-election violence to electoral...

ARD Annual Conference: Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya

March 28, 2013

Fourth annual conference of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) organized in collaboration with the University of Tunis, El Manar and the Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT)....

The Rule of Mandates: How China Governs Over Law and Democracy

March 15, 2013

In this talk, Mayling Birney presents evidence that China uses a distinctive form of governing, what she calls a “rule of mandates” in contrast to a rule of law.

Right to Information and Transparency in the Digital Age: Policy, Tools and Practices

March 11, 2013

Conference on various aspects of how technology can empower right to information movements and what should be done to harness this potential.

Democracy and Discontent in Sri Lanka

March 7, 2013

Abstract: The sanguinary Sri Lankan civil war was brought to a close in May 2009.

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Luis Rodriguez Pre-doctoral Fellow, CDDRL
Renee DiResta Research Manager, Stanford Internet Observatory
Sasha Jason Program Associate, CDDRL
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