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License to Kill

November 2018

"We must make it clear, not only to the Saudi monarchy but to all the world’s dictators, that they cannot murder their opponents with impunity," writes Larry Diamond. Read here. 

Korea experts encouraged by Moon Jae-in election win, hopeful over prospects for inter-Korean dialogue

May 2017

Researchers from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) said they are optimistic about the election of South Korean president Moon Jae-in who assumed office last week following waves...

The Problems of Social Order and Violence in Latin America

April 2017

This talk was given during the Stanford's "Disruption: Challenges of a New Era" conference organized by Fundacion RAP,  in March 2017.

Q&A with Professor Naimark on the History of Genocide

December 2016

Sixty-eight years later, acts of genocide still occur, despite international efforts to prevent them.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

Rethinking illegal drug policy in Thailand

March 2016

In a Q&A, Stanford postdoctoral fellow Darika Saingam explains why Thailand's battle against drugs continues and what is needed to introduce good policy that works to prevent illegal drug trade...

Scholars urge release of Malaysian opposition leader

August 2015

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, imprisoned since February, is the focus of a pledge signed by 40 scholars and public figures lamenting his mistreatment and urging his immediate release...

Conference explores initiatives to curb youth violence in Latin America and US

July 2015

In April, the Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed academics, policymakers, practitioners and youth leaders from...

In Rio’s slums, Stanford researchers study police reform

June 2015

Working in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a team of Stanford researchers led by Beatriz Magaloni, are partnering with the Brazilian government and civil society to better understand how recent...

US-Asia Security Initiative to address geopolitical challenges

June 2015

Stanford University’s Walter H.

Noura Erakat analyzes the political and legal contexts of the 2014 Gaza war [VIDEO]

May 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Noura Erakat examined the political and legal contexts for the 2014 Gaza war. In July and August...

Ben Ahmed examines the challenge of youth alienation in the Tunisian transition [VIDEO]

April 2015

As part of the Arab Reform and Democracy Program's speaker series, Executive Director of the Mediterranean Development Initiative Ghazi Ben Ahmed examined the challenge of youth alienation in the...

Eikenberry trains East Africa’s rising military leaders

March 2015

Karl Eikenberry recently returned from a visit to Rwanda where he lectured military and policy officials from across East Africa at the Rwanda Defence Force Command and Staff College (RDFCSC)....

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

UNDP official speaks on rule of law in China

December 2014

Qing Gu, team leader for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Poverty, Equity, and Governance unit in Beijing, China, spoke at CDDRL's Program on Human Rights on November 19,...

The Europe Center October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014

 The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant CompetitionCall for Proposals:The Europe Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Graduate Student Grant Competition for graduate and professional...

Anti-Semitism surge in Europe reflects loss of values, historical awareness, says Stanford scholar

September 2014

European leaders need to speak out more strongly against the escalation of anti-Semitism, a Stanford professor says."They should be willing to enforce the law," said Russell Berman, a Stanford...

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

February 2014

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

Scholars discuss research, possible collaboration on rule of law

October 2013

The half-day workshop brought together 20 scholars associated with FSI and Stanford Law School who discussed their individual research and explored possibilities for collaboration.

Tackling development challenges in Africa, three social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

March 2013

In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

A cloud over EUs legacy in Afghanistan?

February 2013

Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007.

Co-director Cuéllar named to endowed professorship at Stanford Law

October 2012

CISAC co-director Siegfried Hecker congratulates his co-director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar on being named the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law.

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program opens application for 2013

October 2012

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program is looking for emerging political, civil society and entrepreneurial leaders from transitioning countries where democracy is at risk to participate in the...

Fighting for reform in 22 countries, Stanford fellows get lessons in building democracy

August 2012

Some of this year's Draper Hills Summer Fellows have been imprisoned and abused for trying to democratize their countries.

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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 Fellow Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Nathaniel Persily Co-director, Cyber Policy Center, Senior Fellow Professor, Law, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Professor, by courtesy, Communication