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Scholarly Publications

From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation and Linkage

February 2018

The development community has increased its focus on higher education over the past two decades, recognizing that education can contribute to building up a country’s capacity for participation in...

The Elusive Goal of Global Food Security

February 2018

Ending world hunger is a universal goal, yet progress and social awareness of the issue waxes and wanes in the course of broader political and economic developments.

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Other Publications

FSE Brochure

February 2018

Download the Center on Food Security and the Environment brochure

ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What Should Be Done?

January 2018

In October 2017, twenty-two scholars from eight countries attended a workshop titled “ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?” The workshop was designed to facilitate a frank and...

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

December 2017

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.


Members of U.S. Congress Meet with Stanford Scholars to Discuss North Korea

March 2018

Under the guidance of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, thirteen members of Congress convened at Stanford University from March 2-5 to discuss policy options regarding the current North...

Are People Losing Faith in Democracy?

March 2018

"Are people merely punishing incumbent parties and politicians, or are they losing faith in democracy itself?" asks Larry Diamond in The American Interest. Read the full article here.


Media Literacy and Civic Confusion: Why What We're Teaching Adds to the Problem

May 10, 2018

Abstract:In the face of information pollution, legislators in seven states have drafted bills to mandate courses in "media literacy" and “digital citizenship.” But what if the problem is not the...

Inviting Intervention

April 19, 2018

Abstract:Foreign intervention sometimes enters by domestic invitation.

The Class of '74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship

April 12, 2018

Sponsor:  Bill Lane Center for the American West and Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law     Abstract: John A.


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...

Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging

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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...


Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 2018

 After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

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.


Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Eileen Donahoe Adjunct Professor, CDDRL
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
Gustavo Robles Research Associate
Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Professor
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
George Azzari Research Scholar Research scholar, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Stanford Department of Earth System Science, and Stanford Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab