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Lina Khatib, PhD

Program Manager, Arab Reform and Democracy Program (former)

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October 14th, 2013

Khatib to lead Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

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Lina Khatib, co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, has announced that she will step down from the position in December to lead the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Read more »



June 20th, 2013

Stanford scholar examines political participation in Egypt and Tunisia

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A paper released by CDDRL Arab Reform and Democracy Program Manager, Lina Khatib addresses the challenges and opportunities for political participation in Tunisia and Egypt post-Arab Spring. Published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, Khatib argues that while there are challenges following the democratic transitions a new opening for political parties and civil society in the Arab world is in the making. Read more »



April 25th, 2013

Stanford scholars make the case to intervene in Syria

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD in the news

More than two years into the uprising in Syria, the U.S. policy to "lead from behind" has done nothing but prolong the bloodshed. In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL's Larry Diamond and Lina Khatib argue that international intervention - led by the U.S. - is urgently needed to end a civil war that has fueled a refugee crisis and intensified regional insecurity. Read more »



April 5th, 2013

Qatar's external and domestic challenges

ARD in the news: International Bar Association on April 5, 2013

In a piece titled, "Qatar: meteoric growth must not distract from 'severe human rights shortcomings'" published by the International Bar Association, ARD co-founder Lina Khatib comments on Qatar's external and domestic challenges. Khatib's comments are based on her recent article for the Chatham House journal International Affairs titled, " Qatar's Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism".




March 4th, 2013

ARD conference takes place in Tunis, March 28-29

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The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is holding its fourth annual conference in Tunis on March 28-29. This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries. It will address: - Constitution drafting - National dialogues and civil society - Political coalitions and Islamism - Political participation and pluralism - Economic policy - Arab relations with the USA and Europe Read more »




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Faculty weigh in on Colonel Qaddafi's death
“Even if some people see the death of Qaddafi as the end of an era, which it is…the more crucial question is that it signals the beginning of an even more challenging period in Libyan history,” said Lina Khatib, manager of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL).
October 27, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Qaddafi Turns to Syria Media to Keep Propaganda Machine Going
"By allying himself with Qaddafi like this, Assad is risking alienating himself further from the international community and the Arab community," said Lina Khatib, who manages a program on Arab reform and democracy at Stanford University ...
August 26, 2011 in BusinessWeek

Egypt conference highlights democratic transition
Panelists included Hoover Institution senior fellow Larry Diamond, history professor Joel Beinin, political science assistant professor Lisa Blaydes, CDDRL visiting scholar Ben Rowswell and CDDRL Program Manager Lina Khatib.
May 2, 2011 in The Stanford Daily

Tunisian Analyst: Crisis Opportunity for Fresh Start to Democracy
Lina Khatib, manager of the Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World said protesters want a government that will be equally ...
January 19, 2011 in Voice of America

Daunting: The Many Challenges Facing Arab Youth
Lina Khatib, who runs the Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law in Stanford ...
January 12, 2011 in MidEastPosts

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