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January 31st, 2012

Trafficking victim turns personal story into powerful force for advocacy

PHR News

Roni Hong, a human trafficking survivor and founder of the Tronie Foundation presented her testimony at the third installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Speaker Series. Read more »



November 2nd, 2010

David Kinley discusses relationship between global finance and human rights

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, PHR News

On November 1, David Kinley, chair of human rights law at the University of Sydney, addressed economists, financiers, consultants, human rights activists, and students in his talk "Principle, Pragmatism or Prostitution? Speaking human rights to global finance," hosted by CDDRL and the Program on Human Rights.




May 28th, 2009

After America: How Iraq can ensure stability and achieve reconciliation

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

As the date of the American withdrawal from Iraq approaches, there are four key imperatives that must be addressed and important goals to be achieved to help assure that recent progress will not be reversed once the American withdrawal takes place, CDDRL Director and FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond argues in a recent op ed in the Arabic magazine, The Majalla. Read more »



July 22nd, 2008

Book Review: The Gunslinger

CISAC, CDDRL, PGJ Op-ed: Boston Review

FSI senior fellow Stephen Stedman reviews John Bolton's book, Surrender Is not an Option, in the July/August issue of the Boston Review. "The memoir reads like an international relations primer done in the style of a modern morality tale," he writes. "Imagine Kenneth Waltz's classic Man, the State, and War as written by Ayn Rand." Read more »



May 7th, 2008

Tom Friedman features Diamond, his new book in NYT column

in the news: New York Times on May 7, 2008

"There are two important recessions going on in the world today," writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times May 7. One is the economic recession, and the other is what FSI senior fellow Larry Diamond terms the "democratic recession." Friedman extensively discusses Diamond and the concept of democratic recession as laid out in his new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World. Read more »



January 22nd, 2008

Larry Diamond releases a new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

In his new book, The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World (Times Books 2008), Larry Diamond intensely scrutinizes the global effort on democracy promotion.




May 3rd, 2007

Twenty-seven Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development announced for 2007

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce its new class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development. This year's fellows - 27 outstanding civic, political, and economic leaders from 22 countries in transition - have been selected from more than 500 applications. Read more »




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