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The following is a collection of commentary about members (current or former) of FSI Stanford found on various external, unaffiliated websites via an automated process:

December 18, 2012

Export American natural gas? Not so fast, says Stanford economist

Mention of Frank Wolak via Stanford University News

Stanford economics Professor Frank Wolak warns of betting against the international spread of shale gas technologies by attempting to export domestic natural gas. Read more »


November 30, 2012

Are We Becoming Cyborgs?

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via New York Times

We put that question to three people who have written extensively on the subject, and brought them together to discuss it with Serge Schmemann, the editor of this magazine. Read more »


November 21, 2012

Doug Owens on universal HIV screening

Mention of Douglas K. Owens via Scope (blog)

In this podcast, Douglas Owens, MD, professor of medicine and a task force member, discusses how he believes the recommendation, if implemented, could have a substantial impact on the course of the epidemic in the United States. Length: 15 min. Read more »


November 16, 2012

Stanford scholars discuss Asia-Pacific policy during Obama's second term

Mention of Sarah Bhatia via Stanford Report

Fresh off his re-election victory, Barack Obama – the "Pacific President" – will become the first president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he travels to the Southeast Asian countries this month. The trip highlights the region's importance to the United States and signals that Obama's second term will significantly focus on Asian trade, security and governance issues. Read more »


July 26, 2012

US must recall it is not just any country

Mention of Condoleezza Rice via Financial Times

Condoleezza Rice: "The list of US foreign policy challenges is long and there will be a temptation to respond tactically to each one. But today’s headlines and posterity’s judgment often differ. The task at hand is to strengthen the pillars of our influence and act with the long arc of history in mind." Read more »


Concept of human rights 'both fluid and constant', says Milani

Mention of Abbas Milani via The Stanford Daily

Milani is the author of ten books on Iran, including “A Tale of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir” and a biography of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran. He is also the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and a co-founder of the Iran Democracy Project. Read more »


July 24, 2012

Burma's Emerging Democracy

Mention of Larry Diamond via The Irrawaddy News Magazine

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. Read more »


July 5, 2012

UN council affirms support for Internet freedom

Mention of Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe via The Hill (blog)

“This outcome is momentous for the Human Rights Council,” said Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe. “It’s the first ever UN resolution affirming that human rights in the digital realm must be protected and promoted to the same extent and with the same commitment as human rights in the physical world.” Read more »


July 2, 2012

Q&A: Stanford expert on Mexico's presidential election

Mention of Beatriz Magaloni via Stanford University News

Stanford political scientist Beatriz Magaloni talks about what to expect from Peña Nieto, what his policies may mean for Mexican-U.S. relations. Read more »


June 8, 2012

In Search of the Hardware Behind the Cloud

Mention of Evgeny Morozov via Wall Street Journal

Evgeny Morozov: "Labor Day weekend in 1969—Saturday, Aug. 30, to be more precise—deserves more prominence in history books. At any rate, that is what Andrew Blum, a correspondent for Wired magazine, wants us to believe: He says the date marks the 'Internet's physical birth.' It was then that ..." Read more »




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