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Perry Warns Against the Dangers of a Nuclear ISIS

News / November 19, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry said he was concerned that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could buy, steal or build a nuclear weapon capable of killing a hundred thousand or more people in a single strike.
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Lynn Eden Leaves CISAC with a Legacy of Mentoring Young Scholars

News / November 19, 2015
Lynn Eden has announced her retirement after a quarter of a century as an academic and administrator at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation.
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Henry Rowen, FSI fellow and Shorenstein APARC director emeritus, dies at 90

News / November 18, 2015

Henry S. Rowen, a Stanford economist and professor emeritus of public policy and management, died in Palo Alto on Nov. 12. He was 90.

Rowen, known affectionately as “Harry” to colleagues and friends, led a long, notable career in academia and public service. Having served in three U.S. administrations, he shaped the construction of American policy on a range of issues from entrepreneurship to intelligence.

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Paris Attacks Reflect ISIS Strategy Change, Stanford Experts Say

News / November 18, 2015
Stanford terrorism experts say ISIS’ attacks in Paris signal that the terrorist group seeks to expand operations well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria so it can bring about a global, apocalyptic war with the West.
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Is proposed ban on smoking in public housing fair and just?

Q&As / November 16, 2015

A new federal proposal would ban smoking in public housing homes — a move that could impact some 1.2 million households across the nation.

Cigarette smoking kills 480,000 Americans each year, making it the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Human rights experts weigh in on Syria conflict

News / November 16, 2015

On November 10, CDDRL and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice welcomed Human Rights Watch's Director of Emergencies Peter Bouckaert and Sareta Ashraph, senior analyst on the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, for a discussion on the ongoing human rights and refugee crises in Syria. The talk was moderated by Stanford Law School's Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights.

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Paris attacks add to debate on Syria and immigration

Q&As / November 16, 2015

Last Friday's multiple terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and injured over 350 was the topic of KQED Radio’s “forum with Michael Krasny" (Monday, Nov. 16, 2015).   The discussion centered around the potential impact to US and European strategy for fighting ISIS, immigration policy, and to French nationalism, values and public discourse on multiculturalism and open borders.

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California's vaccination exemptions cluster in white, affluent communities

News / November 13, 2015

California’s measles epidemic was no fluke; between 2007 and 2013 the percentage of kindergarteners using a “personal belief” exemption to enroll in school without vaccinations doubled.

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SCPKU faculty fellow shares research on drug use disorders in China

News / November 12, 2015
Anna Lembke, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University Medical Center, visited SCPKU as a faculty fellow in July 2014. Professor Lembke shares details about her research on drug use disorders and how SCPKU helped to advance her work in China.
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Russia seeks to demonstrate military prowess in Syria, CDDRL scholar says

News / November 12, 2015

In a recent piece with Stanford News, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner remarks on recent Russian military interventions in the Syrian conflict, suggesting that this re-engagement with the Middle East is a signal to Western powers of Putin's aim to become a global power. To read more, please click here

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Health and law

News / November 11, 2015

When Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a stand on sugary drinks, banning large sizes to encourage moderation, his efforts were met with some applause—but also with jeers of derision, one New York Post headline dubbing him the “Soda Jerk.”

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Monitoring crops from space

News / November 10, 2015

 


As Earth's population grows toward a projected 9 billion by 2050 and climate change puts growing pressure on the world's agriculture, researchers are turning to technology to help safeguard the global food supply.

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NATO commander calls for recalibration in Europe

News / November 9, 2015

 

NATO must bolster its presence in Europe as a way to counter Russian aggression in the region.

That was the message from General PHILIP M. BREEDLOVE, the supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), when he visited Stanford on Monday.

“Europe is clearly at a crossroads,” he said.

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Could OrderRex become the Amazon of EMRs?

News / November 5, 2015
Jonathan H. Chen was recently awarded a five-year NIH grant as the principal investigator behind OrderRex, a digital platform that data-mines electronic medical records to learn clinical practice patterns and outcomes that will inform concrete medical decisions.
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Is There a Sunni Solution to ISIS?

Commentary / November 3, 2015

David Ignatius is right to recognize the importance of historical legacy to the rise of ISIS.

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Former Egyptian MP Amr Hamzawy speaks on shifts in liberal thought in Egypt

News / October 30, 2015

On October 27, CDDRL's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy welcomed former Egyptian Member of Parliament Amr Hamzawy, who shared his thoughts on recent shifts in liberal thought in Egypt over the past several years.

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Wall Street Journal: China Abandons One-Child Policy

News / October 30, 2015

Chinese leaders implemented the one-child policy in 1980 in an effort to rein in explosive population growth and help raise living standards. It was rooted in a Mao Zedong-era baby boom. China’s population rose by nearly half to about 807 million people in 1969 from when the Communist Party took over the country 20 years before. That led to fears among the leadership that China faced a population boom it couldn’t feed.

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Trick or Treat: using mobile health to save one tooth at a time

News / October 30, 2015

PLAQUEMONSTER encourages children to brush and floss. However, the true purpose of the app is to provide feedback on the user’s engagement that can be used for future forays into mobile health.

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Building 'Risky' Energy

News / October 29, 2015

6th Annual PESD Conference

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research/Gunn Building

366 Galvez Street, Stanford University

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Stanford's new European Security Initiative focuses on changing geopolitical landscape

News / October 28, 2015

First, it was the 2014 annexation of Crimea. Then, it was the intervention in eastern Ukraine. Most recently, airstrikes and naval cruise missiles are hitting targets in Syria.

What, many are wondering, is Russian President Vladimir Putin up to?

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