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Democracy IRL

Stanford Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

Fostering and maintaining democracy, development and the rule of law is the great challenge of our time. Join Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and our host, political scientist Francis Fukuyama, for a series of conversations with thought leaders and academics alike that touch on the ways in which democracy and development are being challenged today by authoritarian resurgence, misinformation, the perils of a changing climate, and more.
Year-End Review of Global Democracy with Larry DiamondJanuary 05, 2024
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Homelands: A Conversation with Timothy Garton AshOctober 09, 2023
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China's Road to Ruin, with Michael BennonAugust 22, 2023
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How Generative AI Will Revolutionize EverythingAugust 14, 2023
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Israeli Democracy at 75July 21, 2023
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The Religious and Medieval Roots of the European State, with Anna Grzymala-BusseJune 06, 2023
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Will China Attack Taiwan? Interview with Oriana Skylar MastroMay 25, 2023
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Francis Fukuyama on Valuing the Deep State (2023 ASPA Donald C. Stone Lecture)March 24, 2023
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How US and European Populisms Differ: A Conversation with Sheri BermanMarch 07, 2023
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Bruce Cain on the Politics of Climate AdaptationFebruary 08, 2023
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Have We Reached Peak China? Interview with Andrew G. WalderJanuary 23, 2023
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Ukraine's Winter War, with Steven PiferJanuary 11, 2023
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Year-End Wrap-Up: The State of Global Democracy, with Larry Diamond December 16, 2022
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Exploring China's Lockdowns, Protests, and the Communist Party, with Peidong SunDecember 07, 2022
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The Islamic Republic and Protests in Iran, with Political Scientist Saeid GolkarNovember 23, 2022
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The Inheritors: A Conversation with Eve FairbanksSeptember 15, 2022
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Diversity and Democracy, with Yascha MounkJuly 07, 2022
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The Crisis of Democracy in West Africa, with Emmanuel Gyimah-BoadiJune 15, 2022
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Examining China's Belt and Road Initiative, with Michael BennonMay 31, 2022
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The Difficulty of Reforming CEQA, with Michael BennonMay 19, 2022
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Liberalism and Its Discontents, with Francis FukuyamaMay 10, 2022
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Autocracy vs Democracy — From Venezuela to Ukraine and Beyond, with Leopoldo LópezMarch 21, 2022
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German Foreign Policy and European Reactions to Ukraine with Johannes LudewigMarch 11, 2022
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Larry Diamond on Election Reform: An Existential Issue for American DemocracyFebruary 22, 2022
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A Ukrainian Perspective on Ukrainian Politics with Nataliya GumenyukFebruary 09, 2022
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