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June 6th, 2013

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

FSE, FSI Stanford News

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 »



February 19th, 2013

Latest research examines link between violence and economic growth

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 »



January 17th, 2013

New Mexican President may be able to break cycle of drug violence

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 »



November 28th, 2012

A 'call to arms' for a transition to sustainability

FSE 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.




September 26th, 2012

Sustainable agriculture and feeding 9 billion people - an interview with Pam Matson

FSE, 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.

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July 1st, 2012

With a new president and an old party, Mexico faces uncertain future

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 »



June 13th, 2012

Risk attitudes shapes national oil company strategies

PESD News

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 »




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