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Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Scholarly Publications

China's Accession to and Implementation of International Environmental Accords 1978-95

February 1998

China’s performance in numerous environmental areas—emission of greenhouse gases, use of ozone-depleting substances, reduction of sulphur dioxide emissions, or exploitation of fishing grounds in...

Containment by Stealth: Chinese Views of and Policies toward America's Alliances with Japan and Korea after the Cold War

September 1999

At the height of the Cold War, the dominant Western theories of alliance building in interstate relations argued that alliances tend to be motivated more by an external need to confront a clearly...

Degradation of Biological Weapons Agents in the Environment: Implications for Terrorism Response

December 2005

We investigate the impact on effective terrorism response of the viability degradation of biological weapons agents in the environment.

Other Publications

China and the CTBT Negotiations

December 1998

This report reviews Chinese participation in the international negotiations for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva and provides...

Cooperative Business Ventures between U.S. Companies and Russian Defense Enterprises

April 1997

As a result of the rapid changes following the breakup of the Soviet bloc, there were suddenly new markets of hundreds of millions of people, covering a large portion of the earth, containing large...

Ending the Threat of Nuclear Attack

May 1997

Late last year, we noted the tenth anniversary of what was probably the most remarkable of all the meetings between an American president and his Soviet counterpart, the Reykjavik Summit of October...

News

PESD Program Hosts "The Political Economy of Power Market Reform"

February 2003

On February 19-20, 2003, the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) hosted a major conference on the Political Economy of Power Market Reform at the Institute for International...

David Victor quoted in "Forging Links to Natural Gas From Abroad" in New York Times

September 2003

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Climate change a threat to Indonesian agriculture, PNAS study says

May 2007

A new study published May 8th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that Indonesian rice agriculture is greatly affected by short-run climate variability, and could be...

Events

Security and Economic Issues in India

February 12, 1999

This talk will look at the policy options for the Indian government as it deals with the slowdown of the Indian economy, sanctions following the nuclear tests, and internal security following the...

Energy and Climate Change in India

February 25, 1999

India is the fourth largest producer of carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion. At current growth rates, its emissions will surpass those of the US today by 2022.

Accessing Venture Capital in India

June 1, 1999

A one-day conference organized by Shorenstein APARC brought together 110 distinguished participants from India, the United States, Israel, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

Projects

The Europe Center

The Europe Center (formerly called the Forum on Contemporary Europe) was founded in 1997 to expand interaction with scholars from Europe within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International...
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Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE)

MissionStanford University's new program on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) aims to generate innovative solutions to the persistent problems of global hunger and environmental damage from...
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Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE)

Since 1976 the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) has supported efforts to internationalize elementary and secondary school curricula by linking the research and...
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Multimedia

Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.

Collaborating with Policymakers: Making High School Free

July 2014

Productive collaborations with education officials in rural areas are key to scaling up REAP's successful interventions.

Climate Change and Its Impact

February 2015

Research on climate change is varied and encompasses many disciplines. As more scholars examine the issue of climate change from multiple perspectives, new cause-and-effect relationships are being discovered and explored.

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Barton H. Thompson Professor, Law
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Donald Kennedy Professor, Biology, Emeritus