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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...

Revolutionary Struggle and Authoritarian Durability after the Cold War

September 27, 2012

Abstract: Lucan Way will present the initial findings of his new book project (co-authored with Steven Levitsky, Harvard University), "Revolutionary Struggle and Authoritarian Durability after the...

Summer Course Intensive - Honorable Fatu Bensouda

June 27, 2012

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with Stanford Summer Session are proud to offer a special session on human rights June 25 - July...

Class Day Lecture 2012 with Larry Diamond

June 16, 2012

The graduating class at Stanford University has selected Larry Diamond as the 2012 Class Day speaker.

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

June 7, 2012

Abstract:   The "spirit of democracy" has recently been undermined in several African countries as authoritarian methods have been the preferred approach.

Conceptualizing and Measuring the Rule of Law

May 24, 2012

Abstract: We present a new framework for conceptualizing and assessing the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice.

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

The Cost of Inaction on HIV/AIDS: Case studies from Angola and Rwanda

May 16, 2012

Center for African Studies Africa Table

Taiwan’s Maturing Democracy

May 14, 2012

On May 14, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University hosted a seminar analyzing...

What Really Happened: Lessons Learned from the Egyptian Revolution

May 7, 2012

Abstract: Ahmed Salah, Egyptian activist and 2011 Draper Hills Summer fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law will tell the true story of how the Egyptian Revolution...

2012 Payne Distinguished Lecture: The Future of the American Military

May 3, 2012

Karl Eikenberry is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

The Fallout From the Bo Xilai Affair

May 2, 2012

The fall of Bo Xilai is the most serious political crisis in China since Tiananmen in 1989.

Democratic Transitions and Development in Africa: Beyond Prebendalist Systems

April 25, 2012

 Abstract: Systemic corruption undermines state capacity, imperils socio-economic development, and diminishes democracy. In his Nairobi speech as a U.S.

Stanford US-Russia Forum Capstone Conference

April 18, 2012

________________________________________________Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum Capstone Conference April 18 - 20, 2012, Stanford University                                                              ...

Institution-building in Hard Places: Challenges, Contexts, Pathways

April 12, 2012

Abstract:  This talk draws on case study evidence from Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies to reflect on some current theories about building accountable government.  The...

Education Under Fire event

April 7, 2012

Please join the Stanford Baha'i Club, in collaboration with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; the Center on Philanthrophy and Civil Society, Stanford Amnesty International,...

Launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship

April 6, 2012

Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, invites you to celebrate the launch of the Program on Social Entrepreneurship (PSE) and the arrival of the first cohort...

Into The Current: Burma's Political Prisoners

March 12, 2012

Bo Kyi is a Burmese human rights defender, co-founder of the exiled Assistance Association of Political Prisoners, based in Mae Sot, Thailand.

Political Inheritance and Hybrid Democracy: Family Politics and Democracy in Thailand

March 8, 2012

In 2011 Yingluck Shinawatra became the 1st female prime minister of Thailand,  the 3rd member of her family to become prime minister, and the 13th member of her extended family to gain a seat in...

The Voice of Palestinian Civil Society: A Call for Non-Violent Resistanace

March 6, 2012

Dear members of the Arab Studies Table,  You are cordially invited to a private informal networking event with  world-renowned Palestinian activist, MP, and former presidential candidate and Nobel...

SAID Annual Conference: Rethinking Reform Innovations in Improving Governance

March 3, 2012

The Stanford Association for International Development (SAID) and partners present the 2012 SAID Annual Conference entitled, Rethinking Reform: Innovations in Improving Governance. The keynote...