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An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

Book Talk | The New Party Challenge: Changing Cycles of Party Birth and Death in Central Europe and Beyond

December 4, 2020

Why do some parties live fast and die young, but other endure? And why are some party systems more stable than others?

How Democracies Die

March 13, 2019

To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page.

Democracy’s Tripwire: The Ethics and Politics of Whistleblowing in Europe v. the United States

February 22, 2019

Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal.

Partnering & Parricide: Establishment reactions to new political parties, and their electoral effects

January 19, 2018

For a democracy, a necessary condition is openness to new political ideas. New ideas are often carried by new political parties.

Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we are now booked to full capacity and unable to take further reservations.Please contact khaley@stanford.edu if you would like to be placed on the...

Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

 The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the European Security Initiative (in The Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East...

Joan Wallach Scott: Theorizing the Relationship between Gender and Politics

October 24, 2016

Lecture by Joan Wallach Scott, Harold F.

The Current Social and Political Challenges in Catalonia: An Unprecedented Process

October 7, 2016

The social and political process that a significant part of Catalan society is engaged in needs to be explained analyzing its origins some ten years ago and its current state of development.

What's Happening with Germany's Party System? Exploring the Emergence of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)

September 26, 2016

For many years, it seemed as if the German party system was immune to the temptations of right-wing populist parties.

**Cancelled** Seminar with Torben Iversen

April 25, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard.

Is Britain Going to Leave the EU? The Referendum Campaign and the Crisis of British Democracy

April 25, 2016

David Cameron's promise to renegotiate the terms of British membership and organise an in/out referendum rested on a double gamble.

*New Date* Soldiers and Rebels: Coups and Civil Wars in Weakly Institutionalized and Fragmented States

April 13, 2015

Many ethnically divided societies are ridden with inter-ethnic conflicts which inhibit their economic development.

Endogenous Credible Commitment and Party Competition Over Redistribution Under Alternative Electoral Institutions

April 9, 2015

Democracies do not legally bind parties to their policy promises. Thus winning the power to set policy through elections requires making credible commitments to pivotal voters.

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 19, 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

**CANCELLED** At the "End of History" Still Stands Democracy

February 5, 2015

This event has been cancelled. We will update our website once the new date has been determined.

Making and Breaking Territorial Agreements: Explaining European Exceptionalism

January 30, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: While the overall record of compliance with interstate territorial agreement since 1815 is quite high, Europe experienced a disproportionate share of treaty failures compared to...

Stanford Faculty Discussion: Salman Rushdie's "Joseph Anton: A Memoir"

November 29, 2012

The Europe Center invites you to attend this special event with opening remarks by co-hosts Amir Eshel, Abbas Milani, and Tobias Wolff All interested faculty and students from all fields are...

Stanford Interdisciplinary Conference on Conscience

November 8, 2012

Conference organizer: Nancy Ruttenburg What is conscience, what was conscience, and what is its future?

Democratization and Freedom of Speech: A Focus on Turkey, Arab World, and Ukraine

October 30, 2012

Co-sponsored by CDDRL Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, the Europe Center, Stanford Humanities Center, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies More info: http://www.stanford.edu/group...

Democratization and Freedom of Speech: A Focus on Turkey, Arab World, and Ukraine

October 30, 2012

Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program on Islamic Studies, CDDRL Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, the Europe Center, Stanford Humanities Center, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, and the Center for...

History and Memory: Global and Local Dimensions

May 17, 2012

The second conference in the multi-year TEC-Van Leer Jerusalem Institute project on the reconciliation of divided regions and societies.

The Greek Economic and Political Crisis: What it Means for Europe

April 19, 2012

This event is co-sponsored with The Europe Center Abstract: Ruby Gropas is a lecturer in international relations at the law faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and research...

The Unripe Fruits of Rapprochement: Greek-Turkish Relations and the Cyprus Question in the Post-Helsinki Era

April 9, 2012

Ever since December 1999, when Greece lifted its longstanding veto and Turkey became an EU candidate state, Greece and Turkey have attempted to overcome animosity and mistrust and resolve their...

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