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Islamism vs. Secularism: The Arab Spring, Phase 2

March 6, 2013

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Table Abstract: Ahmed Benchemsi, a Stanford visiting scholar and award-winning Moroccan journalist, will introduce "FreeArabs.com".

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes...

Imagining Confucian Democracy: Institutional Challenges

February 22, 2013

Francis Fukuyama, has written widely on issues relating to democratization and international political economy.  His most recent book, The Origins of Political Order, was published in April 2011....

Democracy in 'New Europe': Reversed Consolidation

February 21, 2013

Online campus map:http://campus-map.stanford.edu/ ONLINE RSVP required by 4 pm on 2/19:http://creees.stanford.edu/event/roundtable-new-europe Until recently, democracies in new European Union...

Challenges of Private Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa

February 21, 2013

Abstract: The roots of the revolts known as the Arab Spring lie in many sources but one of the leading causes was the high rates of unemployment, low skill levels, and the growth of the youth...

ICC Speaker Series- William Pace

February 20, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

(Un)Covering North Korea

February 11, 2013

North Korea, arguably the most isolated country in the world, poses unique challenges for journalists.

Ethnicity and Political Responsiveness in China

February 7, 2013

Speaker Bio: Greg Distelhorst is a Ph.D.

Information Session - CDDRL Senior Honors Program 2013

February 4, 2013

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February 25, 2013 who are interested in writing their senior thesis on...

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

January 24, 2013

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

How Governmental Corruption Breeds Clientelism: Evidence from Mexico

December 6, 2012

Abstract: It has long been recognized that corruption and clientelism feed upon each other.

Mobilizing Public Law: The Lost Wartime Origins of American Administrative Law

November 29, 2012

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is a professor and Deane F.

Visualizing Political Struggle in the Middle East

November 29, 2012

Abstract: Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this seminar focuses on the evolution of political...

Panel and Special Reception to Meet the Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford

November 15, 2012

The Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law invites you to a special event and reception to meet the second class of Social...

Using Legal Frameworks to Foster Social Change: A Panel Discussion with the Fall 2012 Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford

November 14, 2012

Using Legal Frameworks to Foster Social Change: A Panel Discussion with the Fall 2012 Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford November 14, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm Room 280A The Levin Center for...

Screening of "A Whisper to A Roar"

November 13, 2012

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law invites you to a screening of A Whisper to a Roar, a film chronicling the stories of five democracy activists in Egypt, Malaysia,...

Assessing the Quality of Governance in China (Sonoma)

November 12, 2012

In Western scholarship, governance is equated with democracy, and its institutional attributes of transparency and accountability.

First Annual Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Exchange

November 9, 2012

  First Annual Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Exchange This event welcomes undergrads and graduate students across campus --- from those who are just learning about social entrepreneurship to...

US Power, the Emerging Economies, and International Order

November 1, 2012

Dr. Bruce Jones is Director and Senior Fellow of the NYU Center on International Cooperation, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Managing Global Order Program at the Brookings Institution.

The Power of 'Open': Collective Intelligence, Crowdsourcing and Co-creation

October 18, 2012

AbstractThe manifestations of 'open' are permeating the society enabled by the rise of participatory culture and improved communication technologies.

Assessing the Quality of Governance in China (Beijing)

October 15, 2012

In Western scholarship, governance is equated with democracy, and its institutional attributes of transparency and accountability.

Following Africa’s Lead: Opportunities and Threats of the Mobile Internet Revolution

October 11, 2012

***** NOTE: CHANGE OF LOCATION*****AbstractThe mobile Internet — accessed through smartphones, tablets, and 4G technology — is now set to overtake the wired Net in usage and users.

Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving Integrity of Elections Worldwide - The Report of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security

October 4, 2012

Stephen Stedman is Freeman Spogli senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, an affiliated faculty member at CISAC, and professor of political science (by...