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A New Perspective on News: The SmartNews Approach and Political Balancing

October 5, 2018

In 2012, as giants such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google began to position themselves as the go-to places to read news, a little-known news app called SmartNews emerged and started gaining...

Research in Progress: User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from Yelp with Yiwei Chen

August 28, 2018

User-Generated Ratings in Healthcare-Evidence from YelpYiwei ChenAdvisor: Kate BundorfAbstract: It is controversial whether user-generated physician ratings from online sources improve healthcare...

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and Government

April 17, 2018

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and GovernmentTuesday, April 24, 2018Reception at 5:00pm.

Catalan Poetry: Poetry recital, books, and Roses

April 11, 2018

Right after Albert Serra’s talk, come to celebrate the Day of the Book & Rose, a Catalan Cultural and Literary Festival, coinciding with the anniversary of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ death....

Albert Serra: Paradigms of Change in Contemporary Cinema

April 11, 2018

Claiming that Contemporary Cinema is currently in its most interesting creative moment since the 60s, laureate Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra will discuss its evolution throughout the 21st Century...

A Conversation with Hisham Matar

April 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his...

Red Stage, or Bringing the Authoritarian Streak Out

February 12, 2018

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is often labeled a hermit kingdom, supposedly one of the most isolated, mysterious, and inaccessible countries on earth.

Disinformation Campaigns in Europe

January 30, 2018

Vera Zakem has been leading work at CNA Center for Stability and Development on how Russia and other actors use propaganda and disinformation to influence and target populations in Europe.

Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism

January 9, 2018

Who watches over the party-state? In this talk, Maria Repnikova examines the uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China.

The Institutional Logic of Governance in China

December 11, 2017

This talk focuses on the fundamental tensions inherent in governing China. Using examples from bureaucratic personnel management and social media controls, Prof.

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

100 Shades of Red

September 25, 2017

This event has reached full capacity, please email Shannon at sj1874@stanford.edu to get on the waitlist. Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred...

Meduza: Doing New Media in a Perfect Storm

September 19, 2017

Headquartered in Riga, Latvia, Meduza.io is the world’s number one independent source for professional reporting on Russia.

Taiwan's Democratic Development: Reflections on the Ma Ying-jeou Era

February 23, 2017

The eight-year presidency of Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016) in Taiwan left a complex legacy of political achievements, confrontations, and disappointments that defies easy characterization.

Tickling Giants: Film Screening and A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

November 3, 2016

 This film screening is hosted by the Arab Reform and Democracy Program at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.  This is a ticketed event, only guests with tickets will be...

Revolution for Dummies: The Arab Spring and Political Satire

October 6, 2016

 This event is hosted by the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.

Competing Narratives on Syria amid International Escalation

October 4, 2016

ABSTRACTBy now, those following the news on Syria have been saturated with analysis, data, information, and misinformation on developments there since 2011.

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...

Research Presentations (session 5 of 5) - Jethwa, Takahashi and Tamori

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Avni Jethwa, Reliance Life Sciences, "Biosimilars in the U.S.:  Regulatory & Technological...

Research Presentations (session 2 of 5) - Koyanagi, Sasai and Takeuchi

April 6, 2016

In this session of the Corporate Affiliates Research Presentations, the following will be presented:Satoshi Koyanagi, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan, "Effectiveness of the Silicon...

Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall of Russian Media — a talk by Ilia Krasilshchik

April 1, 2016

Despite the increasing state control over free speech, the Russian media market is still alive — and huge.

Permeable Borders: On the Nomos of Modern Aesthetics, A Talk by Bernhard Siegert

March 5, 2016

Space reports back these days ― in a brutal way.

Global Artform or Local Phenomenon? Demystifying K-Pop’s International Appeal

January 29, 2016

Why has Korean pop music (K-Pop) become so popular overseas?

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.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jerry Kaplan Research Affiliate Lecturer, Strategic Director of CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Professor, Stanford Law School
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Megan Metzger Research Scholar Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, GDPi
Jan Rydzak Research Scholar Research Scholar and Associate Director for Program, GDPi
Ma Ngok Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019
Philip Taubman Adjunct Professor
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Alice Underwood CDDRL Pre-doctoral Fellow, 2018-19
Johan Swinnen Affiliate