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January 24th, 2012

Madeline Rees speaks out against human trafficking abuses within the UN system

CDDRL, PHR News

Madeline Rees, former U.N. high commissioner for human rights in Bosnia and secretary general for the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom spoke at the second installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Speaker Series on human rights abuse during peacekeeping operations and how to improve accountability. Read more »



November 22nd, 2011

Three graduates with FSI ties earn Rhodes, Mitchell scholarships

FSI Stanford, Shorenstein APARC News

Two Stanford graduates with close ties to FSI’s centers have been named 2012 Rhodes Scholars. A third was selected as a Mitchell Scholar. Read more »



November 21st, 2011

CISAC Honors graduate awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement

Congratulations to Anand Habib, selected this weekend for a Rhodes Scholarship. Habib, a biology major, was a Class of 2011 CISAC honors graduate. His thesis focused on health governance, and he is currently working at a medical clinic about 100 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Read more »



August 1st, 2011

Political order in Egypt

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Governance Project Op-ed: The American Interest on July 29, 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S. development policy and its failure to incorporate Huntingtonian-style theory, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of economy, politics, and society. Using Egypt as an example, Fukuyama calls for policymakers to break down their silos to more holistically examine and support democratic transitions. Read more »



May 4th, 2011

30th Anniversary for Global Health Scholars Program

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR in the news

Michele Barry, Stanford, and Yale are celebrating an important milestone this week – the 30th anniversary of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholars Program Barry founded and runs now at Stanford in collaboration with Yale. Since 1981, the program has sent over 1500 physicians to underserved areas around the world and provided more than $3 million dollars of support. Barry is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of the Center for Global Health affiliated with FSI, GSB, and the Woods Institute. Read more »



April 18th, 2011

FSE and SELF working to bring solar to the world

FSI Stanford, FSE in the news: The Energy Collective on April 18, 2011

FSE's solar electrification drip irrigation project in Benin highlighted in piece on the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) and its successful partnerships. The results of the project, studied and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, were clear: the PV-powered system increased food yields, which brought a chain of prosperity. Read more »



March 22nd, 2011

Prepare now for possible change in North Korea

Shorenstein APARC, KSP Op-ed: Seoul Shinmun on March 21, 2011

When major political change in North Korea will occur is difficult to predict, but it is inevitable, suggests David Straub, associate director of the Stanford Korean Studies Program. In a March 21, 2011, Seoul Shinmun op-ed, Straub urges, "Since we cannot predict exactly when or how change will come to North Korea or what its nature will be, South Koreans and their allies and friends abroad need to begin to prepare now for many possibilities." English- and Korean-language versions of the op-ed are both available. Read more »




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