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Scholarly Publications

Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

October 2017

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die.

Protecting unauthorized immigrant mothers improves their children’s mental health

August 2017

The United States is embroiled in a debate about whether to protect or deport its estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, but the fact that these immigrants are also parents to more than 4...

Introducing the AMAR (All Minorities at Risk) Data

August 2017

The article introduces the All Minorities at Risk (AMAR) data, a sample of socially recognized and salient ethnic groups.

Other Publications

“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack

December 2017

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.

Weathering the Rise of a New World Order

October 2017

Here comes the rain again. The skies darken and the winds howl; storms of a kind that should show up only once every half-millennium now arrive every 10 years. The world is warming up.

Seventeenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2017

The seventeenth session of the Korea-U.S.

News

Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

November 2017

The same logic that kept a nuclear war from breaking out between the United States and former Soviet Union is the best strategy to now pursue with North Korea, several scholars said Tuesday at...

Listen to CISAC podcasts

November 2017

The Center for International Security and Cooperation now has more than 46 podcasts, dating all the way back to Oct. 19, 2016. Listen to them on the CISAC page on the iTunes website.

Events

Islam, Trade and City Growth before the 19th Century

December 7, 2017

Abstract:In the year 1200, many of the largest cities in Western Europe were inhabited by just tens of thousands of individuals while Middle Eastern and Central Asia cities had upwards to 100,000...

Fake News in the 2016 Election

November 30, 2017

Abstract:The factually dubious for-profit articles known as “fake news” were read and shared by millions of people during the 2016 U.S.

Online Disinformation during Crisis Events

November 16, 2017

Abstract:Since 2013, my collaborators and I have conducted research on how rumors and misinformation spread through social media during crisis events.

Projects

Program on Human Rights

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be phasing out its program in 2015 with the retirement of PHR’s Director Helen...
English

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

Visit the CDEHA website at https://cdeha.stanford.edu
English

Leadership Academy for Development Workshops

The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) trains government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and...
English

Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers

July 2017

Video from the Richard Nixon Foundation panel discussion, "U.S., China and Russia: Relations between the World's Great Powers," on July 27, 2017 with Karl Eikenberry, Thomas Fingar, David Holloway and Kathryn Stoner.

People

Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Lobell Senior Fellow Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Jonathan Shaw Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Donna Zulman Assistant Professor, Medicine Physician Investigator, VA