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March 7th, 2013

Stanford conference focuses on the role of women and international development

CDDRL in the news

On March 2, the Stanford Association for International Development held their annual conference exploring the role of women in international development. Co-sponsored by CDDRL, the event featured a keynote address by Nancy Lindborg, the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance to the United States Agency for International Development. Read more »



September 23rd, 2012

CDDRL's research community expands

CDDRL News

CDDRL is pleased to welcome new (and returning) faculty, staff, pre and post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars to our expanding research community for the 202-13 academic year. Enriching our ranks with new scholars and practitioners, allows CDDRL to expand the breadth and scope of our work and global impact. Please join us in welcoming these new colleagues to the CDDRL community. Read more »



May 2nd, 2012

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

CDDRL, PHR Announcement

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday, May 8 2012 at Stanford University to shed light on the important human rights issues indigenous populations face in Latin America. Read more »



December 9th, 2009

Alejandro Toledo launches Social Agenda for Democracy in Latin America

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, the 2007-08 Payne Distinguished Lecturer and visiting scholar at CDDRL, has launched a Social Agenda for Democracy in Latin America for the next twenty years. Read more »



July 31st, 2009

President Alejandro Toledo on restoring trust in democratic institutions in Latin America

CDDRL Op-ed: Miami Herald on July 25, 2009

"We have seen a trend in a number of our Latin American countries for the executive to bypass the legislature and judiciary by calling for popular referenda that seek to constitutionally eradicate term limits. These 'legal' circumventions of the checks and balances of power become an auto-immune-like disease of the democratic system," Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru and current Visiting Scholar at CDDRL, stated in an op-ed in the Miami Herald. "With unlimited term limits, even a leader who was at first democratically elected can consolidate enough power to manipulate future elections, thereby undermining the original legitimacy of democracy." Read more »




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