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Avner Greif, PhD

Bowman Family Endowed Professor in Humanities & Sciences; FSI Senior Fellow; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty

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January 1st, 2007

Bright young stars pursue democracy and development, at home and abroad

CDDRL, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

In a 1999 article profiling six of "China's bright young stars," the New York Times described Junning Liu as "one of China's most influential liberal political thinkers." Today, sitting in a delegate-style conference room, Liu wants to add a point to Tom Heller's discussion of risk assessment and the role of law in doing business. "There are more businesspeople in Chinese prisons than dissidents," Liu says evenly, with a suggestion of a smile. "So you see--Chinese people mind the situation more than you [the foreign investors] do." Read more »



August 14th, 2006

Second class of Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development completes three-week symposium

CDDRL, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University has concluded its second year of the Stanford Summer Fellows on Democracy and Development program. This year's fellows - 26 outstanding civic, political, and economic leaders from 21 countries in transition - were selected from more than 800 applications. Read more »



April 1st, 2006

Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law: The New Wave

CDDRL, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program Op-ed: Encina Columns Spring '06

Interest in democracy, economic development, and the rule of law is clearly on the rise. Just as global attention in 2005 remained riveted on establishing and protecting the fundamentals of democracy in transitioning societies--the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, the constitutional vote in Iraq, the threat to civil liberties in Russia--these issues took on increasing prominence on the Stanford campus, for policymakers and students alike. Read more »




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