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Center on Global Poverty and Development Speaker Series - Adaptation to Climate Change: What Do the Data Say?

March 29, 2019

RSVPOn April 16, Solomon Hsiang, the Chancellor's Associate Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Center's Noosheen Hashemi Visiting Scholar, will lead a...

Book Talk: "The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century" with Walter Scheidel

October 27, 2016

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR THIS EVENT, WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED AND UNABLE TO TAKE FURTHER RSVPS. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic...

Special Talk with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet

March 29, 2016

CDDRL and Stanford Social Entrepreneurial Students' Association (SENSA) welcome Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet this Friday who will speak in a moderated discussion on the power of...

Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence

April 28, 2015

CONFERENCE OVERVIEWThe heavy presence of youth and young adults in the world of criminality is an issue that has been gaining increasingly more attention in the agendas of policymakers and...

Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People

February 17, 2015

Abstract:Over the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven profoundly resilient.  It is these “people”—as individuals and a...

Open Government Partnership - A new platform for reforms in transparent and accountable governments

January 23, 2015

Three years ago, world leaders from 8 countries came together to launch the Open Government Partnership (OGP) - a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together domestic reformers committed to...

Workers and Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

January 21, 2015

Abstract:Arab workers participated prominently in the popular uprisings of 2011.

The Fabric of NGOs

January 15, 2015

The Fabric of NGOsPlease join us in a discussion of the role of NGOs in the field of human rights, and of the important role they play in the world today.

Jenny Bowen: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

May 13, 2014

Author Jenny Bowen will speak about her new book, "Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains," at this special FSI and REAP Seminar

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

April 29, 2014

A reception in the lobby of Encina Hall will follow the event. Bursting the Bubble: A Long Run Perspective What are the long run drivers of global food prices?

The U.S. Rebalance to the Indo-Pacific: Understanding the Australia Pivot Point

April 15, 2014

In the next 20 years, the middle class in Asia is projected to swell from 600 million to 3.2 billion.  If managed successfully, this could not merely be the single largest reduction in poverty in...

Governance of Public Health in Mexico

April 10, 2014

Abstract: Around the world, public health interventions have dramatically changed the life chances of millions.

Poverty and Violence: The Hidden Plague the World Has Missed

February 20, 2014

We invite you to join Gary Haugen, former director of the UN investigation of the Rwanda Genocide and President and CEO of the International Justice Mission, to discuss his latest book The Locust...

A Novel Approach to Crowdsource: the Detection and Management of Large-scale Cholera Outbreaks

January 17, 2014

AbstractDiarrheal disease is the second leading cause of death for children under five years of age, globally.

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

December 12, 2013

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for International Development Under what conditions is decentralization most likely to foster development and reduce poverty?  Plausible answers include:  a...

The Violence Trap: A Political-Economic Approach To the Problems of Development

June 10, 2013

Barry Weingast will present findings from a paper he co-authored with Douglass C. North from Washington University and Gary W. Cox from Stanford University.

The Economic Consequences of Drug Trafficking Violence in Mexico

April 11, 2013

Abstract: The levels of violence in Mexico have dramatically increased in the last few years due to structural changes in the drug trafficking business.

Is the Party Over? The Obsolescence of Authoritarian Growth in Singapore and Malaysia

April 8, 2013

In Singapore the People’s Action Party has held power continuously since 1959, having won 13 more or less constrained legislative elections in a row over more than half a century.

Africa's Food Systems in 2030

February 5, 2013

Paul Collier will talk about how to manage the difference between helpful and damaging commercialisation, and puts forth three arguments.

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.

People

Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Zhenong Jin Affiliated scholar
Sam Heft-Neal Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE