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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,...

Making Democracy Work: Ukrainian Reforms Architecture

January 31, 2019

After the Revolution of Dignity Ukraine has faced a challenging combination: Hybrid war from Russia side and economic and institutional collapse.

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.

Game Changer?: Elimination of Term Limits and Xi Jinping's Power

April 10, 2018

Please note: RSVP's are full for this event.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

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.

Farmland and Fraud: Land Rents and Vote Buying in China’s Village Elections

January 9, 2018

While much of the existing literature examines vote buying in the context of party systems, including both competitive and hegemonic party systems, this talk, based on a study coauthored by...

Labor Activism under Egypt’s New Authoritarianism

October 4, 2017

ABSTRACTDespite security surveillance, forced dismissals of labor activists, and referrals of labor activists and protesters to military trials, labor activism remains at the forefront of societal...

Preventing ISIS 3.0: Winning the Peace in Iraq

March 20, 2017

ABSTRACTThe Iraqi government, the Peshmerga, the international coalition and a consortium of militia have been winning the war against ISIS in Iraq.  The concern moving forward is whether Iraq’s...

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTPolitical protests in non-democratic settings are not always contentious.

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Legalizing Authoritarianism in Egypt

January 25, 2017

ABSTRACTThis talk examines the ways through which successive Egyptian governments have utilized lawmaking to eliminate opponents and silence voices of dissent since the coup of 3 July 2013.

Global Intelligence Oversight: Governing Security in the Twenty-First Century

August 24, 2016

Abstract: In a world that is increasingly unstable, intelligence services like the American CIA and the United Kingdom's MI6 exist to deliver security.

The Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab World

April 13, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Joseph Sassoon discusses his recently released book Anatomy of Authoritarianism in the Arab Republics (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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.

Europe at the Crossroads

November 9, 2015

   General Philip M. Breedlove will discuss the rapidly evolving geopolitical climate in Europe.

On Cruelty: Global Reflections from the Age of Revolutions to the War on Citizenship

October 30, 2015

This is the second meeting of the workshop series on Civility, Cruelty, Truth. A one-day event hosted by the Stanford Humanities Center, the workshop will explore the genealogies, promises, and...

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....

Written Constitutions and the Rule of Law

May 26, 2015

Tom Ginsburg is the Deputy Dean and Leo Spitz Professor of International Law at the University of Chicago, where he also holds an appointment in the Political Science Department.  He holds B.A., J...

The Limits of Counterterrorism: Constructing Policy Responses

May 21, 2015

Abstract: The purpose of this book project is to explain what it is about terrorism that makes it inherently difficult for the American government to formulate an effective counterterrorism policy....

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,...

The End(s) of Compassion? Buddhist Charity and the State in Taiwan

April 17, 2015

ABSTRACTThe Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi (Ciji) Foundation from Taiwan is perhaps one of the largest Buddhist charities in the Chinese world today.

Wales to Warsaw: NATO and the Current State of Transatlantic Security

April 7, 2015

At the NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014, NATO leaders were clear about the security challenges on the Alliance’s borders.

People

Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication