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Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

 The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the European Security Initiative (in The Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East...

Crowdsourced Democracy: Algorithms, Platforms, and Mechanisms

November 9, 2015

Abstract: While social media pervades many aspects of our lives, it has not yet proved to be an effective tool for large scale decision making: crowds of hundreds, perhaps millions, of individuals...

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 19, 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

The Reset in US-Russian Relations: An Obituary

April 11, 2014

Bio:  Michael McFaul is the former director of CDDRL and deputy director of FSI at Stanford University. He recently returned to FSI after serving as U.S. ambassador to Russia.

International Law and Social Facts: Some Experimental Data on War Crimes Investigations, Attitudes, and Perceived Credibility of Facts

March 13, 2014

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shiri Krebs is a JSD Candidate at Stanford Law School, specializing in international criminal and humanitarian law.

Making and Breaking Territorial Agreements: Explaining European Exceptionalism

January 30, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: While the overall record of compliance with interstate territorial agreement since 1815 is quite high, Europe experienced a disproportionate share of treaty failures compared to...

Putting Politics First in Human Rights Strategy

January 9, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Social scientists have been working hard to understand the circumstances and strategies that improve the chances of favorable human rights outcomes.  Their findings are consistent...

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

March 14, 2013

The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to defy UN Security Council resolutions calling for an end to its uranium enrichment program.

CDDRL-CISAC Special Seminar: The Logic of Violence in Drug Wars: Cartel-State Conflict in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

March 1, 2013

Abstract: Why have militarized crackdowns on drug cartels had wildly divergent outcomes, sometimes exacerbating cartel-state conflict, as in Mexico and, for decades, in Brazil, but sometimes...

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

Why Al-Qaida Hates the Internet: Trust Problems on Jihadi Discussion Forums

January 24, 2013

The trust problem limits what rebels can do online.

US Power, the Emerging Economies, and International Order

November 1, 2012

Dr. Bruce Jones is Director and Senior Fellow of the NYU Center on International Cooperation, and Senior Fellow and Director of the Managing Global Order Program at the Brookings Institution.

Does Repression Reduce Terrorist Attacks? Evidence from Israel

May 31, 2012

Erica Chenoweth is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University and will be an assistant professor at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as of...

The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Proliferation

May 24, 2012

Alexandre Debs is a Stanton nuclear security faculty fellow at CISAC for 2011-2012 and an assistant professor of political science at Yale University.

Living with the Enemy: The Ethics of Belligerent Occupation

April 13, 2012

Cecile Fabre is a political and moral philosopher whose work is located in Anglo-American normative thought.

The Road Ahead for America and Pakistan

February 17, 2012

About the topic: When democracy returned to Pakistan, Americans and Pakistanis had high expectations of an improved partnership.

Perspectives on Obama's Approach to Global Governance

February 7, 2012

About the topic: A major challenge faced by President Obama is how to modernize the system of global governance to adapt to the rising influence of emerging powers and to more effectively address...

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Preventive Detentions in the Israeli Supreme Court

December 8, 2011

Shiri Krebs earned her LL.B. in Law and B.A. in International Relations, with honors, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2005. In 2007 she earned her M.A.

Mexico’s Fight for Security

November 18, 2011

Since 2006, more than 40,000 people in Mexico have died in drug-related homicides, and recent figures indicate that the pace and severity of drug-related violence is increasing.

Rebel Governance, War Legacies, and Post-Conflict Democratization

October 20, 2011

Reyko Huang is a 2011-2012 Zukerman fellow and predoctoral fellow at CISAC. She is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at Columbia University.

Determinants of Territorial Conflicts in Africa

October 13, 2011

Hein Goemans received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1995 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester in New York...

International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets

October 6, 2011

Aila Matanock is a pre-doctoral fellow at CISAC. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Stanford's Political Science Department (degree expected in June 2012).

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate