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January 2nd, 2012

Political scientist maps militant groups

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Martha Crenshaw is building a searchable, online map in an attempt to overcome one of the biggest challenges to tackling terrorism: understanding the motivations, allegiances, shifting priorities and organizational structures of the dozens of militant groups around the world. 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 18th, 2011

CISAC Honors graduate wins George J. Mitchell Scholarship

CISAC, FSI Stanford Announcement

Congratulations to Philippe de Koning, recipient of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. De Koning, 22, of Paris, France, earned a bachelor's degree in international relations at Stanford in 2010, and was a Class of 2010 graduate of the CISAC honors program. Read more »



September 1st, 2011

Kavita Ramdas joins CDDRL's new program on social entrepreneurship

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Press Release

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University announced today that Kavita Ramdas will assume the position of executive director of the newly launched Program on Social Entrepreneurship. Ramdas is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of global development, gender justice, and philanthropy working for over 20 years to advance the rights of marginalized and excluded communities worldwide. Read more »



July 21st, 2011

Using data to fight political violence

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Joseph Felter will join CISAC in September as a senior research scholar, bringing his expertise in counterinsurgency, special operations, terrorism and conflict to bear on research conducted alongside scholars from Stanford and other major universities across the country. Read more »



June 27th, 2011

A tale of two continents

Op-ed: The New Republic on June 23, 2011

The United States and the Euro zone are both in deep economic trouble but in different ways, writes Josef Joffe, a senior fellow at FSI and the Hoover Institution. The U.S. has the worst budget deficit since World War II but can't budge the unemployment rate. The Euro zone is split between the dire financial needs of the PIIGS, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Space, and the powerful leaders, France and Germany.




November 2nd, 2010

David Kinley discusses relationship between global finance and human rights

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, PHR News

On November 1, David Kinley, chair of human rights law at the University of Sydney, addressed economists, financiers, consultants, human rights activists, and students in his talk "Principle, Pragmatism or Prostitution? Speaking human rights to global finance," hosted by CDDRL and the Program on Human Rights.





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