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July 25th, 2014

Gi-Wook Shin: How can Northeast Asia resolve its history wars?

Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford, KSP News

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin says now is the time for Northeast Asia to address divided memories because ignoring them would be dangerous and a missed opportunity to learn from history. Read more »

July 23rd, 2014

Call for papers: Conference on human capital & ageing

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP News

Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program co-organizes an annual conference and issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing focused on the challenges facing ageing societies worldwide. Paper submissions for the conference and special issue are currently being accepted. Read more »

July 22nd, 2014

Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

FSI Stanford, CISAC, Shorenstein APARC, CDDRL, CHP/PCOR, FSE, The Europe Center News

FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's highest court. Read more »

July 15th, 2014

Stanford scholars examine Japan’s defense reform push

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

Shorenstein APARC's Ryo Sahashi, a visiting associate professor, and Daniel Sneider, associate director for research, offer insight on Japan's announcement to reinterpret their longstanding pacifist Constitution. Read more »

Stanford scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security

FSE, FSI Stanford News

A team of 19 experts from across campus come together to explore the many facets of food security in a new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor. Read more »

July 11th, 2014

Jonathan Hunt: Cold War offers lessons for US-Iran diplomacy

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC McArthur Nuclear Fellow Jonathan Hunt says the secret history of Cold War détente offers a case study in how back-channel discussions at multilateral talks might help the United States and Iran resolve their differences. Read more »

Indonesia’s presidential election: What’s at stake?

Shorenstein APARC, SEAF News

Donald Emmerson, director of the Southeast Asia Forum at Shorenstein APARC, answers a few questions about Indonesia’s tight-raced presidential election, which has still yet to declare an official winner. The election is considered a historic event for the world’s third largest democracy that was once a dictatorship. Read more »

July 10th, 2014

ISIS terrorist group potential threat to US, Crenshaw says

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw says the terrorist group known as ISIS poses a danger to the U.S. if it grows more powerful. But that organization, she adds, may be overreaching in its ruthlessness and religious zealotry. Read more »

July 9th, 2014

Calculating the risk of slowing crop yields

FSE, FSI Stanford News

New research from FSE associate director David Lobell shows that the chance of a global slowdown in agricultural yield growth in the next 20 years is significantly higher due to global warming. Read more »

July 8th, 2014

Hegghammer explores the motivations behind ISIS demand for Islamic state

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC Consulting Professor Thomas Hegghammer writes in this Lawfare foreign policy essay that the move by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to declare itself an Islamic State with a caliphate as its leader in Iraq is a "bold and unprecedented" move. Read more »

July 7th, 2014

Welcoming the class of 2015 undergraduate honors students


The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2015 class of undergraduate senior honors students. Read more »

History textbooks in East Asia

Shorenstein APARC News

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formed a panel to rewrite national textbooks that reference the country's wartime past. Daniel Sneider, associate director for research at Shorenstein APARC, says those actions are a “backdoor way of limiting references to Japanese aggression” in an Economist article analyzing the history debates. Read more »

New book offers insights into global food policy

FSE, FSI Stanford News

A new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor and deputy director Walter Falcon brings together 21 of the leading global experts on food security and food policy. Read more »

Herb Lin: How to detect and defend against cyber attacks

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Consulting Scholar Herb Lin heads a webinar that includes audio, slides and academic papers about the nexus of cybersecurity and public policy. Affiliate Thomas Berson co-authored a paperback with Lin, published by the National Academies Press. Read more »

Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi’s new co-authored working paper, “Implementing Structural Reforms in Abenomics: How to Reduce the Cost of Doing Business in Japan,” is cited in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Read more »

July 3rd, 2014

Weighing the value and risks of climate engineering

FSE News

FSE's Roz Naylor and Eric Lambin contributed to a new paper on the risks and rewards of climate engineering in the journal Nature Climate Change. Read more »

July 2nd, 2014

Felter: Insurgents attack aid programs to undermine governments

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Research by CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the government's credibility. Preventive measures include providing greater security around aid projects and limiting advance knowledge about them. Read more »

CISAC's Anja Manuel talks to former British Foreign Secretary Miliband

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

CISAC affiliate Anja Manuel interviews the new president of the International Rescue Committee, former UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband, about the most pressing refugee crises today, including those in Syria, Iraq and South Sudan. +VIDEO+
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July 1st, 2014

Security cooperation and confidence-building are key to Northeast Asia’s stability, experts say

Shorenstein APARC, KSP News

The twelfth session of the Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum, held on June 20 at Stanford, brought together leading experts to discuss recent developments on the Korean Peninsula. The Forum was hosted by Shorenstein APARC's Korean Studies Program with the Korea National Diplomatic Academy. Read more »

Diamond on governance in Nigeria

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news

On June 30, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond delivered a lecture in Lagos, Nigeria on poverty, terrorism and democracy. Presented as part of the Freedom House Lecture Series, Diamond emphasized that the country’s core problem is not terrorism or poverty but bad governance and suggested six reforms to address the country’s democratic landscape. Read more »

Stanford scholar views France's nationalistic politics with a historical eye

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center in the news: Stanford Report on June 26, 2014

French literature professor and Europe Center faculty affiliate Cécile Alduy investigates the rhetorical metamorphosis that is contributing to the meteoric rise of France's right-wing National Front political party led by Marine Le Pen. Read more »

June 30th, 2014

Incoming fellows bring expertise on NKorea and Asia's higher education system

Shorenstein APARC, KSP News

The Korean Studies Program at Shorenstein APARC welcomes Mike Cowin, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Pyongyang as a Pantech Fellow, and Oh Yeon-Cheon, the president of Seoul National University as a Koret Fellow. Read more »

Stanford students win global food security fellowships

FSE, FSI Stanford News

One Ph.D. candidate and two undergraduates from Stanford have won competitive fellowships to study global food security issues. Read more »

June 27th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Phillip Lipscy

Shorenstein APARC, Japan Studies Program News

Phillip Lipscy, the Thomas Rohlen Center Fellow at FSI and assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, talks about his time at Stanford as a student and teacher. In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Lipscy highlights current projects and motivations to research in the fields of East Asian political economy and international relations. Read more »

June 26th, 2014

British diplomat to Pyongyang to join Shorenstein APARC as Pantech Fellow

Shorenstein APARC, KSP News

Mike Cowin, the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), will join the Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center as the 2014–15 Pantech Fellow. Read more »

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The human touch in medicine
Modern medicine is in danger of losing a powerful, old-fashioned tool: human touch. Physician and writer Abraham Verghese describes our strange new world where patients are data points, and calls for a return to the traditional physical exam.
Mention of Abraham Verghese in WWNO on March 16, 2013

Open and Closed
Evgeny Morozov: "Openness is today a powerful cult, a religion with its own dogmas. 'Owning pipelines, people, products or even intellectual property is no longer the key to success. Openness is,' proclaims the Internet pundit Jeff Jarvis."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in New York Times on March 16, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry On... Buying
Evgeny Morozov: "When former Wired editor Chris Anderson wrote of 'the long tail' — the idea that, thanks to the Internet, companies can look beyond blockbusters and make money on obscure products — he never warned us it would be so long and so ugly. Somehow, well-crafted niche products have surrendered to algorithmic schlock."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in New York Times on March 9, 2013

How Facebook could get you arrested
Evgeny Morozov: "Smart technology and the sort of big data available to social networking sites are helping police target crime before it happens. But is this ethical?"
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in The Guardian on March 9, 2013

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.
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Stanford Daily on February 4, 2013

Law Professor Hank Greely to receive 2012 Lyman Award
Since 1991, Hank Greely, '74, has delivered talks for alumni groups, including participating in Classes Without Quizzes during Reunion Homecoming and speaking on numerous panels for various Stanford student and alumni audiences.
Mention of Henry Greely in Stanford University News on January 23, 2013

First Person: Scott Sagan, Nuclear Disarmament Expert
Scott Sagan, nuclear disarmament expert, Senior Fellow at CISAC and Stanford professor of political science, talks with Lisa Van Dusen in the fall of 2012 about his life-long career in academic research, teaching and policy devoted to disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.
Mention of Scott Sagan in Palo Alto Online on January 20, 2013

Reduce greenhouse gas by exporting coal? Yes, says Stanford economist
Western U.S. coal companies looking to expand sales to China will likely succeed, according to Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. But, due to energy market dynamics in the United States, those coal exports are likely to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases.
Mention of Frank Wolak in Stanford University News on January 15, 2013

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."
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Atlantic on January 9, 2013

Syria is Central to Holding Together the Mideast
Condoleezza Rice: "The civil war in Syria may well be the last act in the story of the disintegration of the Middle East as we know it. The opportunity to hold the region together and to rebuild it on a firmer foundation of tolerance, freedom and, eventually, democratic stability is slipping from our grasp."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Washington Post on November 3, 2012

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