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School Reopenings and the Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

News / October 28, 2020
SHP's Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, David Studdert and Michelle Mello write in this JAMA Health Forum Insight that school reopening efforts must account for characteristics of the communities within...
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Q&A with Graham Webster of the Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance

Q&A / October 27, 2020
Webster explains how DigiChina makes Chinese tech policy accessible for English speakers
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Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Tom Wright Recounts Story of Global Financial Scandal

News / October 27, 2020
Wright, who led the investigation that unveiled the Malaysian 1MDB scandal, one of the largest-ever financial frauds, highlighted how Western institutions enable global corruption and undermine...
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Task Force Urges Younger People to Get Screen for Colon Cancer

News / October 27, 2020
Most Americans think colorectal cancer is a disease of the elderly. But more young people — particularly Black men and women — are falling to the country's third deadliest type of cancer. The U...
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Empowering Girls to Think Globally

Blog / October 27, 2020
In 1908, Kimi Takagi established Takagi Girls’ High School, now renamed Yokohama Eiri Girls’ High School.
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U.S. Corn Crop’s Growing Sensitivity to Drought

News / October 26, 2020
New management approaches and technology have allowed the U.S. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil sensitivity to drought has increased significantly,...
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The Threat of Foreign Influence Operations

Blog / October 23, 2020
A new SIO-Lawfare debate series argues the questions: What is the impact of foreign influence operations targeting the United States? Is public conversation commensurate with the threat level?
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The Missing Piece — COVID-19 Testing and School Reopening

Commentary / October 23, 2020
Stanford Health Policy's Michelle Mello and Stanford medical student Yasmin Rafiei write in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that most school reopening plans focus on screening...
Radhika Lalit

Radhika Lalit is Leading the Charge in the Fight Against Climate Change

News / October 22, 2020
Lalit, who graduated from the Master’s in International Policy program in 2016, is making a policy impact on environmental issues in a number of ways, and recently received two awards for her efforts.
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Coronavirus Blues: The Detrimental Mental Health Effects of Prolonged Lockdowns and Uncertainty Require Attention

Commentary / October 21, 2020
Even if effective treatments and vaccines for coronavirus become available soon, we must start thinking about the mental health dimensions of national recovery.
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For sale: The Moon

Commentary / October 21, 2020
It’s official: the Moon is open for business. Last week, NASA announced that seven countries had signed its so-called Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that allow national governments...
Two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker at an immigration camp.

Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border

News / October 21, 2020
With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children,...
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Collegiality and the 2020–21 EPIC Fellows

News / October 20, 2020
On August 13 and 14, 2020, Stanford Global Studies (SGS) welcomed 12 new Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Fellowship Program community college instructors as members of...
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A Consequential Election for Ukraine

Commentary / October 20, 2020
For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...
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Initial Economic Damage from the COVID-19 Pandemic More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies than Initial Mortality Impacts

Q&A / October 20, 2020
Maria Polyakova and colleagues examine how the pandemic impacted individual livelihoods depending on where people live, as well as the age of coronavirus victims.
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Hope for Nuclear Arms Control?

Commentary / October 20, 2020
While concern had grown over the past several weeks about a breakdown in U.S.-Russian arms control, it appears the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and nuclear arms control more broadly may...
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A Day in the Life of a Master’s Student: Ankita Banerjea ‘21

Blog / October 19, 2020
On a typical Monday during Fall Quarter 2020, second-year Master’s in International Policy (MIP) student Ankita Banerjea attends class online, hikes in the Dish, and takes a yoga break.
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Loren Baker Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

News / October 19, 2020
Election to the National Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and...
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US-China rivalry: When great power competition endangers global science

Commentary / October 16, 2020
Seventeen years ago, an outbreak of SARS—a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-1—emerged in China. Back then, a fruitful partnership emerged between the United States and China, that...
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“Atoms for Police”: The United States and the Dream of a Nuclear-Armed United Nations, 1945-62

Commentary / October 16, 2020
In commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Ryan Musto unveils the forgotten history of the dream to arm the UN with nuclear weapons and why three U.S. presidential administrations ultimately...
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Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Radhika Jain on Reducing Inequalities in Health Care and Outcomes

Blog / October 15, 2020
Radhika Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Asia Health Policy Program, shares insights on her research into India’s health care system and how it is responding to both the COVID-19 pandemic and...
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How to Ensure a Free and Fair Election During a Pandemic

News / October 14, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, Nathaniel Persily weighs in on the risk of voter fraud, questions about mail-in ballots, and his work with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project.
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Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History

Blog / October 13, 2020
On September 2, 2020, over 160 educators from across the United States joined a webinar titled “Angel Island Immigration Station: The Hidden History.”
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New Fellowship on China Policy Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

News / October 13, 2020
Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center invites applications for the inaugural 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship from experts with research experience on issues vital to the U.S. China...