The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. Read more »
CDDRL, Program on Poverty and Governance News
In a report for the Inter-American Development Bank, CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance research team explores the relationships between economic outputs and drug trafficking violence in Mexico. Read more »
CISAC in the news: The San Francisco Chronicle on January 11, 2012
CISAC Postdoctoral Fellow Ben Lessing outlines how Mexico's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, may differ significantly from his predecessor in dealing with the country's drug war. Lessing argues Peña Nieto's middle path may lay the foundation to break Mexico's cycle of violence. Read more »
A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainabilityFSE News
FSE affiliated faculty member Pamela Matson was the keynote speaker at the Senator George J. Mitchell Center at the University of Maine. Her talk focuses on what is needed to transition to a sustainable world. She frames her lecture around FSE's agricultural sustainability research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico.
Sustainable agriculture and feeding 9 billion people - an interview with Pam MatsonFSE, FSI Stanford News
Pamela Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences and FSE researcher, discusses agricultural research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico and how it relates to the Green Revolution with Stanford's Generation Anthropocene. She also reflects upon the politics of sustainable agriculture and how we might go about feeding the 9 billion people we expect in the coming decades.
FSI Stanford, CDDRL, CISAC, Program on Poverty and Governance, CrimeLab News
Enrique Peña Nieto was elected Mexico's president promising to curb the country's drug-related violence. Political scientist Beatriz Magaloni talks about what to expect from the largely unknown politician, what his policies may mean for Mexican-U.S. relations, and how his government would likely allow cartels some freedom to operate in exchange for the promise of peace. Read more »
Based on the research in Oil and Governance, PESD researchers Mark Thurber and David Hults argue that the incentives an NOC faces to take, avoid, or manage risk critically determine its strategy and whether it can achieve the particular goals of its host government. Read more »