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September 24th, 2012

Using law to promote social change, three social entrepreneurs join CDDRL community this fall

CDDRL, Program on Social Entrepreneurship News

In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the law as a vehicle for social change, this group is collaboratively working to advance the rights of women, minority groups and refugees around the world. Read more »



May 12th, 2012

An optimistic Indian future depends on a strong rural economy

FSE, FSI Stanford News

Despite accelerating economic growth in India over the last thirty years, India’s structural transformation remains stunted, said economist Hans Binswanger-Mkhize at a May 10 FSE symposium on global food policy and food security. Improving rural incomes and supporting agricultural growth is essential to decreasing poverty and unemployment in India now and in the future. Read more »



December 12th, 2011

Why it's time for a serious conversation about nuclear weapons

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news

Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Benoît Pelopidas says we must review and debunk "three misguided ideas about nuclear weapons."




November 22nd, 2011

PESD Research Informs 2011 World Energy Outlook

PESD News

Several PESD Working Papers helped inform the analysis of the newly released 2011 World Energy Outlook. Read more »



November 1st, 2011

Stanford's Weinstein reflects on shaping Obama's foreign policy

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, CISAC in the news

After two years as President Barack Obama’s director for development and democracy at the National Security Council, Jeremy Weinstein is back at Stanford as an associate professor of political science. Read more »



May 23rd, 2011

A fourth wave or a false start?

CDDRL, FSI Stanford Op-ed: Foreign Affairs on May 22, 2011

In a new piece published on the Foreign Affairs website, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues that the Arab Spring is witnessing a thawing and freezing across the region as anti-democratic forces threaten nascent democratic transformations. Diamond emphasizes the point that “even if the Arab spring comes in fits and starts, it will eventually bring fundamental political change. But whether democracy is the end result depends in part on how events unfold and how regimes and international actors engage the opposition forces.” Diamond ends with some concrete suggestions to American policy-makers on how to more strategically engage the region to ensure that this unique democratic opening is not missed. Read more »



May 4th, 2011

30th Anniversary for Global Health Scholars Program

FSI Stanford, CHP/PCOR in the news

Michele Barry, Stanford, and Yale are celebrating an important milestone this week – the 30th anniversary of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholars Program Barry founded and runs now at Stanford in collaboration with Yale. Since 1981, the program has sent over 1500 physicians to underserved areas around the world and provided more than $3 million dollars of support. Barry is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of the Center for Global Health affiliated with FSI, GSB, and the Woods Institute. Read more »




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