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September 18th, 2012

A humanistic perspective on the European financial crisis, from Stanford Europe Center scholars

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center in the news: Stanford Report on September 17, 2012

Europe Center scholars speak out on the role that history and culture play on the current European financial crisis. Read more »



July 24th, 2012

Spain's woes and Europe's

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

Joan Ramon Resina, Professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures and Director of the Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, discusses the political and cultural roots of the Spanish financial crisis. Read more »



April 17th, 2012

Thurber quoted on Argentina's planned re-nationalization of YPF

PESD in the news: Bloomberg News on April 16, 2012

PESD associate director Mark Thurber argues in Bloomberg News that Argentina’s government should not expect a near-term boost in domestic fuel production from its planned re-nationalization of oil company YPF, which is majority-owned by Spain’s Repsol. Even over the longer term, national oil companies are not always effective instruments for serving government goals like increased domestic production. The timing is especially sensitive given the nascent development of Argentina’s massive unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Read more »



November 14th, 2011

Former ambassador on Berlusconi, Monti and cutting Italian debt

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

As a new government takes place in Italy, Ronald Spogli talks about what’s next for the country and whether America should get involved in the eurozone’s tailspin. Spogli, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Italy from 2005 to 2009, is a Stanford trustee and major benefactor to the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Read more »



August 1st, 2011

Political order in Egypt

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, Governance Project Op-ed: The American Interest on July 29, 2011

In the May-June edition of The American Interest, Francis Fukuyama traces the contemporary history of U.S. development policy and its failure to incorporate Huntingtonian-style theory, which emphasizes the interconnectedness of economy, politics, and society. Using Egypt as an example, Fukuyama calls for policymakers to break down their silos to more holistically examine and support democratic transitions. Read more »



June 10th, 2011

New International Scholars in Residence 2011-12

Press Release

FSI and the Stanford Humanities Center announce that four international scholars will come to Stanford this coming academic year as part of a joint international program entering its third year. A major purpose of the residencies is to bring high profile international scholars into the intellectual life of the university, targeting scholars whose research and writing engage with the missions of the Humanities Center and FSI. 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 »




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