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September 6th, 2011

Karl Eikenberry joins Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

CISAC, FSI Stanford, CDDRL Press Release

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University is pleased to welcome Karl Eikenberry as the 2011 Payne Distinguished Lecturer. Read more »



April 26th, 2011

Announcing the 2012 CDDRL senior honors students

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2012 class of Senior Honors Students. This marked the first year that CDDRL is officially an interdisciplinary honors program, allowing the Center to reach beyond the traditional international relations discipline and recruit students from computer science, economics, political science, history, and beyond. Read more »



March 8th, 2011

Larry May addresses reparations, restitution, and transitional justice

PHR News

On March 8, Professor Larry May delivered a lecture entitled “Reparations, Restitution, and Transitional Justice” as part of the Program on Human Right’s Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series. May, a Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Vanderbilt University, presented his analysis of transitional justice and jus post bellum that has appeared in some of his 25 published books, as well as the many scholarly articles and essays he has written. Read more »



January 21st, 2011

Karen Alter speaks on the evolution of transnational law and international courts

PHR News

On January 18, Karen Alter spoke as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Read more »



November 18th, 2010

Mark Lemley: digital technologies' effects on the content industry

PGJ, Program on Liberation Technology in the news

As new digital technologies arise, leading the music, movie, print journalism and other content industries to complain that they “cannot compete with free,” Mark Lemley, Director of the Center for Law, Science and Technology at SLS, poses the following overarching question: is the sky really falling on the content industries? As Lemley makes clear through a series of examples, representatives from these industries have echoed this same claim countless times throughout recent history, and yet have never been fully accurate. Even so, both the courts and the legislature have taken action in response to content industries’ claims in some cases. Read more »



November 11th, 2010

Matt Harrison on mobile technology and the evolution of the nation-state

PGJ, Program on Liberation Technology in the news

Matt Harrison, from the Prometheus Institute, began his talk with a discussion of the theoretical underpinnings behind the work of The Prometheus Institute. The work of the Institute is oriented by two central premises: first, that technology facilitates evolution, and second, that policy needs evolution. In this case, evolution is taken to mean adaptive self-organization, where the basic evolutionary mechanism is a progression through three steps: differentiation, selection and amplification. Harrison suggests that policy is not evolving rapidly enough because of legal and technical barriers--like opacity, perpetuity and monopoly--that impede progress, and that new technologies offer tools for improving self-organization and hastening evolution. Read more »



July 15th, 2010

Democracy and development expert Francis Fukuyama joins FSI

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Announcement

Francis Fukuyama, one of the world's most prominent experts on democracy, development, and governance has joined FSI as the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, effective July 2010. He will reside in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and fully engage in the center's research, teaching, and policy missions, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond announced. Fukuyama has written widely on political and economic development. His new book, The Origins of Political Order, will be published in March 2011. Read more »




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