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February 4th, 2014

Final Kyoto-Trans Asian Dialogue examines Asia’s digital media revolution

Shorenstein APARC News

The fifth and final Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue report considers opportunities and challenges posed by digital media across Asia and the United States including its potential as a catalyst for political, cultural, and economic change. Read more »



November 25th, 2013

Journal Article: "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History," written by Petra Moser

The Europe Center News

Assistant professor of economics Patricia Moser addresses the question "What is the optimal system of intellectual property rights to encourage innovation?" in her recent article published in the "Journal of Economic Perspectives." Read more »



July 24th, 2013

Smallholder irrigation a development priority in sub-Saharan Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

FSE study finds smallholder irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa has great potential to reduce hunger, raise incomes, and improve development prospects. But investment is needed to better understand water resources and provide financial services to farmers. Read more »



May 30th, 2013

Bringing a green and blue revolution to Africa

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa remain a challenge despite the region’s abundance of arable land and untapped water resources. In FSE’s final global food policy and food security symposium, water expert John Briscoe delivered a personal assessment of the issues facing Africa and suggestions for the way forward. Read more »



May 17th, 2013

Firewood becomes central to student research in Ethiopia

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

A Stanford student working on a project to bring together refugees and their host communities learns that firewood is often at the heart of rifts between the Ethiopians and the thousands of Sudanese seeking refuge in their back yards. Read more »



May 16th, 2013

Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

FSE, FSI Stanford Announcement

Join us for our final Global Food Policy and Food Security symposium Thursday, May 23. John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University will lead a lecture on water and agriculture in a changing Africa. FSE fellow Jennifer Burney will provide commentary.




March 15th, 2013

Stanford students visit refugee camps in Ethiopia on design project

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Four Stanford students traveled to Ethiopia, making their way to remote refugee camps along the Sudanese border to research ways in which technology and design innovation can improve conditions for refugees and their surrounding communities. The trip evolved out of a UN-CISAC project and Stanford Law School class, "Rethinking Refugee Communities." Read more »




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