Stanford-affiliated policy experts and political science professors gathered in the Hoover Institution on Thursday to discuss the 2018 midterm elections.
Former Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou addressed a crowd of 400 University faculty, students, and local community members in his Wednesday talk on democracy, cross-strait relations, and future challenges facing Taiwan.
A ticket lottery for former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s keynote conversation at the launch of the new Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) will open to Stanford students on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m.
Amid a period of uncertainty in the US-China relationship, professor of political science Francis Fukuyama urged student participants at the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES) to take a more nuanced, historical view of bilateral relations.
Amr Hamzawy is a visiting scholar at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and an associate professor of political science at Cairo University. Before arriving at Stanford, Hamzawy played critical roles in the Egyptian political scene, both during and after the Arab Spring — including a term in the first parliament elected after Egypt’s 2011 revolution.
On Monday night, Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef spoke at CEMEX auditorium as part of OpenXChange, a new year-long program designed to promote on-campus dialogue. The talk was moderated by Larry Diamond, former director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
On May 8, Uppsala University announced the winner of the 2015 Johan Skytte Prize of Political Science. The prestigious award resembles a Nobel Prize in many regards, from its Swedish origin to the Prize Committee’s rigorous awarding criteria — it only commends the scholar who “has made the most valuable contribution” to the field.
Dan Banik was a visiting associate professor at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute from July 2013 through July 2014. He is also currently an associate professor at the University of Oslo in Norway. Banik initiated “What Works: Promising Practices in International Development,” a free online course that explores issues concerning development and poverty reduction. The massive open online course (MOOC) began on Feb. 23 and features faculty members from five universities worldwide, including four Stanford professors. The Daily spoke to Banik about how he developed the course.