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March 28th, 2012

Exploring China's formidable cigarette industry

Shorenstein APARC, AHPP, SCP News

How has the cigarette become so integrated into the fabric of everyday life across the People's Republic of China? To get to the heart of this question, a diverse group of experts met Mar. 26 and 27 in Beijing. In an interview, conference lead Matthew Kohrman spoke about the history of China's cigarette industry, cigarettes and society, and the growing tobacco-control movement. Read more »



April 20th, 2010

Angela Merkel: Meeting Global Challenges in Partnership

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

"Freedom and solidarity and partnership belong together," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a capacity crowd at Stanford in her only public speech during a four-day visit to the United States. "They must be indivisible for us to master the challenges ahead." Stanford President Emeritus Gerhard Casper introduced Merkel and said the Chancellor was considered to be "among the most powerful, most thoughtful and most principled stateswomen and statesmen in the world." +PDF+ paper available
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August 11th, 2009

Carlos Pascual '80 named U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, joins President Obama in Guadalajara

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Carlos Pascual, Stanford class of 1980, has been named U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. In an auspicious start to his new role, Pascual joined President Obama in Guadalajara, Mexico on August 9 at the start of the mini-summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The annual meeting was started four years ago as a way for the three neighboring countries to build on ties established by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and to address contentious trade and immigration issues. Also on the summit agenda this year were the economic crisis, climate change, the swine flu pandemic and the battle against drug trafficking. Read more »



April 28th, 2009

Former U.N. Special Envoy to Darfur Jan Eliasson addresses global crisis management

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

Addressing the Forum on Contemporary Europe, Ambassador Jan Eliasson offered a new model for global crisis management of concerns ranging from piracy to global poverty. The former president of the U.N. General Assembly called for concerted action by NATO, the EU, the U.N., and others on pressing security and humanitarian issues. +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available +PDF+ flyer available
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March 16th, 2009

Rice cites regret over immigration, encourages open markets

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Stanford Report on March 13, 2009

Ex-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, a former CISAC fellow, said she regrets the Bush administration's failure to push major immigration changes through Congress, and she warned that keeping newcomers out of America would hurt the country. Read more »



December 1st, 2006

'A world at risk': Freeman Spogli Institute's second annual International Conference and dinner

On November 16, 2006, FSI convened its annual international conference, A World at Risk, devoted to systemic and human risk confronting the global community. Remarks by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy, FSI Director Coit Blacker, former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Secretary of State George Shultz set the stage for stimulating discussions. Interactive panel sessions encouraged in-depth exploration of major issues with Stanford faculty, outside experts, and policymakers. Read more »



October 21st, 2004

America's savings shortfall is hurting its workers, McKinnon asserts in op-ed

Shorenstein APARC Op-ed: New York Times on October 20, 2004

Are federal fiscal deficits accelerating deindustrialisation in the United States? APARC's Ronald McKinnon considers the problem. Read more »




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