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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.

Recent Events

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What next for climate? Assessing the risks and the options

May 8, 2017

Abstract: Over decades, assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many others has bolstered understanding of the climate problem: unequivocal warming, pervasive impacts, and...

Book Launch: Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 4, 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

How low-carbon technologies will improve our climate, health, and national security and stabilize the world's economies

April 20, 2017

Abstract: In 2015 nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.

Global Population Change and Global Disorder

February 6, 2017

Abstract:In Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World, I showed that turning points in global population trends have been driving waves of political stability or crisis for at least the...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

FSI Summer Programs Info Session

December 13, 2016

Start the year off by planning for summer 2017! Each summer FSI offers exciting and intensive internship opportunities to Stanford students.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD ASIA UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: A LOOK AHEAD

November 15, 2016

Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached venue capacity and are no longer accepting RSVPs.  On November 8, the American electorate chose Donald Trump as their next President. Mr.

US Economic and Foreign Policy under the New Administration

November 14, 2016

Tokyo Foundation - Shorenstein APARC Joint Symposium RSVP required: send name & affiliation with the subject line “TF-APARC Symposium” to info@tkfd.or.jp On November 8, Americans will go to the...

U.S.-Japan Conference: Securing Critical Resources in a New Green and Industrial Era

November 1, 2016

Click here to registerFor more information contact Mr.

In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution

October 21, 2016

About the Topic: Considering continued population growth, increasingly limited availability of uncultivated land, and persistent rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, it is imperative to improve...

SCPKU Doctoral Fellows Lunch Talk

August 10, 2016

Joint PresentationDESIGN UNDER UNCERTAINTY: APPLICATIONS IN AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND WATER RESOURCESRick Walter Fenrich, Aeronautics & Astronautics Department, Stanford UniversityWhat do stock...

Substance Abuse Policy in Thailand: Current Challenges and Future Strategies

May 17, 2016

Background: Substance abuse has been an important social and public health problem in Thailand for decades.

2016 Annual Forum on Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China

May 10, 2016

This forum will focus on the importance of community health services and primary health care reform in China and discuss the deepening efforts to establish a two-way referral system to help boost...

Human Cities@China Symposium

May 3, 2016

In May 2016, practitioners, researchers, and students will gather in Beijing, China for Human Cities@China to explore alternative pathways for an urban vision in China and one that ultimately...

Oil and Urban Life in Kuwait

April 20, 2016

AbstractIn this talk Farah Al-Nakib will discuss her recently released book Kuwait Transformed: A History of Oil and Urban Life (Stanford University Press, 2016), in which she traces the...

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

April 19, 2016

In 2015, Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its historical inauguration in 1995.

"The Divine Grace of Islam Nusantara": Cultural Diversity in Islam, in Indonesia, and in the Muslim World —A Film Screening and A Conversation

April 7, 2016

The New York Times has described The Divine Grace of Islam Nusantara as “a 90-minute film that amounts to a relentless, religious repudiation of the [self-styled] Islamic State and the opening...

Learning from a Disaster: Nuclear Safety and Security Five Years after Fukushima

March 11, 2016

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Walter H.

Non-communicable Diseases Control and Prevention in Zhejiang province, China

January 26, 2016

The lecture aims to introduce the prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zhejiang Province in China, and also share experience of Control and Prevention of NCDs.

CDDRL Senior Honors Program Information Session

January 25, 2016

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Long-term Care: Is There Crowding Out of Informal Care, Private Insurance as Well as Saving?

January 8, 2016

Publicly provided long-term care (LTC) insurance with means-tested benefits is suspected to crowd out either private LTC insurance (Brown and Finkelstein, 2008), private saving (Gruber and Yelowitz...

The Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Pollution on Children's Human Capital Formation: the Case of Indonesia

January 6, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program & the Southeast Asia Program This paper analyzes the effects of an early-life shock in Indonesia on children’s human capital formation and...

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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)
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
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
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering