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Larry Diamond, MA, PhD

Director at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science and Sociology

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January 23rd, 2014

Diamond honored with Lyman award for alumni engagement at Stanford

CDDRL, FSI Stanford News

Larry Diamond, director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received the 2013 Richard W. Lyman Award at a ceremony on January 22. Read more »



January 21st, 2014

Despite setbacks, Diamond argues democracy is not in retreat

CDDRL in the news: The Economist

Larry Diamond participates in The Economist Debates weighing in on the health of global democracy. Diamond argues that despite some recent setbacks in Muslim-majority and low-income countries, there are many success stories to highlight democratic progress. The debate continues through Jan. 31 providing readers the opportunity to vote through online forums. Read more »



October 30th, 2013

Diamond on the fate of Chinese communism

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news: The Atlantic on October 29, 2013

In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond discusses why China needs to get serious about political reform as the current government approaches 70 years in office - the average life span of one-party regimes. Diamond argues that unless the Chinese Communist Party launches a gradual process of democratization, they could suffer the same fate as the Soviet Communist Party. Read more »



October 14th, 2013

Khatib to lead Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

CDDRL, ARD News

Lina Khatib, co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at CDDRL, has announced that she will step down from the position in December to lead the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. Read more »



October 7th, 2013

Scholars discuss research, possible collaboration on rule of law

FSI Stanford, CISAC News

The half-day workshop brought together 20 scholars associated with FSI and Stanford Law School who discussed their individual research and explored possibilities for collaboration. Read more »




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News around the web

Q&A: Larry Diamond's documentary on democracy activism
The documentary, for which Diamond was a producer, won high praise from critics and leaders like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Daily spoke with Diamond about the film’s origins, its critical reception and its future.
February 4, 2013 in The Stanford Daily

How Obama Abandoned Bahrain's Democratic Reformers
Larry Diamond: "With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen."
January 9, 2013 in The Atlantic

Burma's Emerging Democracy
Stanford University democracy scholar Larry Diamond recently spent time in Burma meeting political parties, government officials and civil society groups. Author, editor or co-editor of 36 books on democracy, Diamond spoke to The Irrawaddy Reporter Simon Roughneen about the current transition in Burma.
July 24, 2012 in The Irrawaddy News Magazine

Stanford announces commencement speakers
Alum Cory Booker, JD '96, mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates at Stanford's 121st Commencement June 17, the university announced. In other plans, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond will deliver a "final lecture" to the Class of 2012 as Class Day speaker June 16.
February 7, 2012 in Stanford University News

Stanford students, fresh off the Farm and going global
The Haas Center’s Post-Graduate Fellowship for International Public Service was founded in response to increased student interest in international service over the past decade, and was catalyzed by an initial opportunity presented by FSI's Larry Diamond.
August 23, 2011 in Stanford Report

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