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Mosbacher Director | Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Kathryn Stoner

Faculty Affiliate
King Center on Global Development

Mosbacher Director
Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL)

Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

Professor (by courtesy)
Department of Political Science

Kathryn Stoner is the Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and a Senior Fellow at CDDRL and the Center on International Security and Cooperation at FSI. From 2017 to 2021, she served as FSI's Deputy Director. She is Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) at Stanford and she teaches in the Department of Political Science, and in the Program on International Relations, as well as in the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Program. She is also a Senior Fellow (by courtesy) at the Hoover Institution.

Prior to coming to Stanford, Professor Stoner was on the faculty at Princeton University for nine years, jointly appointed to the department of politics and the Woodrow Wilson School for International and Public Affairs. At Princeton, she received the Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptorship awarded to outstanding junior faculty. She also held various professorships and fellowships at Columbia University, McGill University, Harvard University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. In addition to many articles and book chapters on contemporary Russia, she is the author or co-editor of five books. She recently finished a book project entitled Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Stoner received a BA and MA in political science from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in government from Harvard University. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Iliad State University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

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