Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University



Presidential Address
Stanford scholars discuss recent speech by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou

In a recent CDDRL special event, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou delivered a video address on U.S.-Taiwan economic and trade relations. The screening was followed by a discussion featuring CDDRL Director Larry Diamond and FSI Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar. In light of recent student protests, the event drew much attention focusing on the future of cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China and its impact on relations with the U.S. +VIDEO+
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Upcoming Conference
Stanford conference to examine violence and policing

Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists will meet next week at Stanford to examine violence and policing in Latin American and the United States. A two-day conference hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance will begin on April 28 and will highlight the work of entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations trying to reduce violence and rebuild civil society.


Confronting autocracy
McFaul on Putin's Russia

In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul remarks on Putin’s role in the country’s slide toward autocracy. While concerns of further regional instability grow, McFaul highlights the need to restore the U.S.’s global image as a successful model of democracy.



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