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Stanford Researchers Uncover the Silent Cost of School Shootings

December 2019

At least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States have experienced a shooting — killing 146 people and injuring 310 — since the country's first mass school shooting at Columbine High...

Mass Shootings: Public Face of a Much Larger Epidemic

August 2019

Americans have witnessed repeated mass shootings. The carnage in Texas and Ohio last weekend, which claimed 31 lives, has left the nation stunned and angry.

Mexico's Deathly Data

November 2016

“We found that when the government came to arrest or kill the leaders of the drug cartels . . .

Syria Provokes an American Anxiety: Is U.S. Power Really So Special?

October 2016

Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, in their New York Times column Interpreter from October 8, are exploring the idea that the United States of America are in a moral position to address the state of...

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...

A Real War Story, in Drawings

June 2016

Scott Sagan decodes the haunting drawings of a Lakota chief who defeated George Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Bassam Haddad Analyzes the Root Causes and Dynamics of the Syrian Uprising [VIDEO]

February 2016

As part of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy's speaker series, George Mason University scholar Bassam Haddad explained the roots and dynamics of the tragic Syrian uprising, with particular...

CDDRL scholars weigh in on rise of organized crime in Mexico

January 2016

Beatriz Magaloni, director of CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance (PovGov), and Zaira Razu, a research associate and project manager at PovGov, recently released a piece in Current History on...

Press Release: Will body-worn cameras curb police violence?

December 2015

This month Stanford researchers are in one of the largest slums – or favelas – in Latin America to launch the first-of-its kind comprehensive study on the use of body-worn cameras by the military...

CDDRL researchers study how to reduce deadly police force in Rio de Janeiro

December 2015

Stanford researchers seek better strategies to control the lethal use of police force in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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...

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...

Julie Cordua speaks on child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery

February 2015

Julie Cordua, executive director of Thorn, a non-profit organization founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, spoke passionately on the topic child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery for the...

Stanford conference on violence and policing in Latin America and the United States

June 2014

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists gathered at Stanford for a two-day conference to examine violence and policing in Latin America and the United States....

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

Journal Article: "Immigration into Europe: Economic Discrimination, Violence, and Public Policy," written by Rafaela M. Dancygier and David Laitin

November 2013

The impact of immigration on Western European demographics will be the topic of Stanford political science professor David Laitin and co-writer Rafaela Dancygier's (Princeton University) soon to be...

Failing Civics

April 2013

As Jordan strives to build a university system in line with its ambitious economic goals, tribal violence on campus remains a stumbling block.

Latest research examines link between violence and economic growth

February 2013

In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in...

Groundbreaking research into dropout rates in Mexican schools released

September 2012

The Program on Poverty and Governance released a research update on the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico.

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bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
ADiaz website Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
babiarz Kim Babiarz Research Scholar, CHP/PCOR
edgar franco Edgar Franco Vivanco Doctoral Candidate, Political Science
Daly Sarah Zukerman Sarah Z. Daly Affiliate
DSC00876 Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL
rodriguez luis Luis Rodriguez Research Assistant, CDDRL