Marguerite Gong Hancock, Associate Director of SPRIE at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, recently joined more than 100 industry leaders and innovators on a private British Airways flight from San Francisco to London. This was no ordinary flight, however...
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, a Stanford law professor and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, starts his new role as director of the institute. He succeeds Gerhard Casper, who led FSI for the past year.
The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He becomes the inaugural chair established with a $5 million gift from the Stanton Foundation.
CISAC's Drew Endy has been honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change." The award is given to experts and researchers who promote the use of open scientific data and publications for the benefit of humanity. Endy was recognized for his trailblazing work as an advocate of public domain biotechnology.
Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. A new Stanford study published today in Environmental Research Letters examines extreme heat effects on crops during the flowering period and finds the world's staple crops are increasingly at risk.
CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the top ten percent of honors theses in social science, science, and engineering. Schickele's thesis entitled, "One Drop At A Time," examines the factors that inform farmers' decisions to use modern irrigation systems in the Lurín Valley of Peru.
Carl Walter, a seasoned China expert and co-author of two books on China—Red Capitalism and Privatizing China—shared a worrying picture of China’s financial reform and some major risks snowballing in the country’s banking system at a SPRIE seminar.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for revitalizing the Japanese economy appears to offer something for everyone. Takeo Hoshi argues that before Mr. Abe makes any more announcements, he needs to focus his efforts on a few key priorities.
After two years, North and South Korea have agreed to resume official meetings with one another. Gi-Wook Shin suggests that the North could also be interested in reopening dialogue with the United States.
Amy Zegart, one of the nation’s leading experts on national security, intelligence and foreign policy and a CISAC faculty member, succeeds Tino Cuéllar as the next co-director. She intends to expand CISAC's recent focus on cybersecurity, drones and governance challenges while building on the center's distinguished reputation in nuclear security.
Holly Fetter, an undergraduate senior honors student at the CDDRL received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for her outstanding contributions to undergraduate education at Stanford University. Fetter will be presented with the Dinkelspiel Award on Sunday, June 16 at the Stanford Commencement ceremony.
China is North Korea's most important ally, but relations between the two countries have appeared strained in recent months. David Straub spoke to Radio Free Asia about Pyongyang's decision to send a special envoy to Beijing in May.
The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.
Analyzing data stretching over four decades, Stanford researchers suggest early intervention treatments of obese children will have a surprisingly meager impact on reducing obesity-related illness in adulthood.
Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met in California recently for a two-day summit -- their first since Xi took office as president. Shorenstein APARC experts weigh in on key issues surrounding the visit.