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This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

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State shaming often ineffective

March 2017

When a state is “shamed” by outsiders for perceived injustices, it often proves counterproductive, resulting in worse behavior and civil rights violations, a Stanford researcher has found.Rochelle...

Insider threats often ignored

March 2017

Whether it’s WikiLeaks and CIA documents or nuclear thieves, the danger from insiders in high-security organizations is escalating in our Internet age.But many threats from within go unrecognized...

Ewing elected to the National Academy of Engineering

March 2017

Rodney Ewing was elected to the National Academy of Engineering this week.Ewing, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, was recognized for his research on “the...

A visit to Russia's secret nuclear labs

March 2017

On February 23, 1992, less than two months after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, I landed on the tarmac in Sarov, a city the government had removed from maps to keep secret its status as a...

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

Shorenstein APARC selects two postdoctoral fellows for 2017-18 academic year

February 2017

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), in pursuit of training the next generation of scholars on contemporary Asia, has selected two postdoctoral fellows for the 2017-18 academic...

Support for international students

February 2017

Stanford University has expressed its views on the recent executive order on immigration, and is offering resources for students who could be affected.

Russia's Arctic military build-up explained

January 2017

Russia’s desire to be a great power, nuclear deterrence and naval strategies are the reasons behind its rapid Arctic military build-up, a Stanford expert says.The issue is complicated.

Perry and Hecker on the Doomsday Clock moving forward

January 2017

Today, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ “doomsday clock” moved 30 seconds forward to 2 and a half minutes to midnight.

Deterrence in space key to U.S. security

January 2017

Space is more important than ever for the security of the United States, but it’s almost like the Wild West in terms of behavior, a top general said today.Air Force Gen.

CISAC encourages U.S.-China dialogue

January 2017

Improving the U.S.-China relationship is a focus at the Center for International Security and Cooperation.CISAC continued this tradition in co-sponsoring the 8th Sino-U.S.

Shorenstein APARC colloquia put India into focus

January 2017

India is a focus of colloquia at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center during the next few months. A seminar series entitled “A New India?

William Perry: Civilization at a crossroads

January 2017

At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize...

Legacy of Sidney Drell

December 2016

(Click here for the story from the New York Times)Sidney D.

U.S.-Russia relationship at crossroads

December 2016

While Russia poses one of the biggest foreign policy challenges facing the U.S., an opportunity for rapprochement may exist with the incoming administration, several Stanford scholars said...

Russia and America need nuclear cooperation

December 2016

By Siegfried S. HeckerNuclear is different. Nuclear energy can electrify the world or destroy it. Cooperation is essential to maximize its benefits and to limit its dangers.

Estonia’s former president named visiting fellow

December 2016

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former president of Estonia, will join Stanford University as a visiting fellow in January.Ilves, whose title will be the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow, is...

Shorenstein APARC releases annual Center Overview for 2015-16

November 2016

As 2017 approaches, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center documents highlights from the 2015-16 academic year.

SCPKU World Leaders Forum features Nobel laureate Steven Chu on climate change and clean energy

November 2016

SCPKU held its second annual Lee Shau Kee World Leaders Forum on October 13 which was titled "Climate Change and Clean Energy" and keynoted by Dr. Steven Chu, the William R.

Class examines diplomacy, global challenges

November 2016

Stanford students are applying lean start-up techniques to some of the world’s most difficult foreign policy issues.The fall 2016 quarter class, Hacking for Diplomacy: Tackling Foreign Policy...

Nuclear cooperation essential

November 2016

By Siegfried S. HeckerRecalling why U.S.-Russian nuclear cooperation was essential during the late 1980s, Russia’s then-First Deputy Minister of Atomic Energy Lev D.

Navy Secretary speaks on US maritime partnerships in Asia

October 2016

Speaking at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center on Tuesday, U.S.

Why some dictators get nuclear weapons

October 2016

Many dictators have sought nuclear weapons; some succeeded, some came close, others failed spectacularly. A careful examination of two such regimes illuminates why.

CISAC connections from space

October 2016

Hurtling through space at nearly five miles per second, astronaut and Stanford alumna Kate Rubins, PhD, peered at her home planet some 220 miles below and picked up a microphone.Back on Earth, in a...

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David Lobell Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Frank Wolak Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Terry L. Karl Professor, Political Science
Michael M. May Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering