The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies is an interdisciplinary center that bridges the worlds of scholarship and policy. Its weekly seminars feature research related to the many dimensions of social, political, and economic development, and seek to understand how countries can become more democratic, just, and well-governed.
2021 Fall Seminar Schedule:
Sept. 23 - Failing the Test: The Countervailing Attitudinal Effects of Civil Service Examinations
Sept. 30 - Presidential Influence on Democratic Norms
Oct. 7 - Political Selection in the Secular-Islamist Divide
Oct. 14 - Rooted at Home: How Domestic Migration Separates Voters into National and Local Electorates
Oct. 21 - Prisms of the People: Power and Organizing in the US
Oct. 28 - Democracy Promotion in US Foreign Policy
Nov. 4 - Africa’s Democratic Outliers?: Success And Challenges in Benin and South Africa
Nov. 11 - Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments
Nov. 18 - The Troubling State of India's Democracy
Dec. 2 - Racism vs. the Promise of America
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