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财新专栏12:改革中国式职业教育

Commentary / August 25, 2014

中国职高教育的质量连最低标准都达不到,未来有两个选择

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财新专栏12:改革中国式职业教育

Commentary / August 25, 2014

中国职高教育的质量连最低标准都达不到,未来有两个选择

 

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The Economist Presents REAP Research on Rural Secondary School Dropout

News / August 23, 2014
An article in The Economist published on August 23, 2014, on school dropouts in rural China cites REAP research on the matter. "In the past three decades China has made impressive gains in sending rural children to school. This has helped fuel its rise as a low-end manufacturing power. But the easy gains have been achieved. If the country is to create the 'knowledge economy' it says it wants, the government will have to change the way rural teenagers are educated and schools in the countryside are funded..."
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Inaugural cyber boot camp brings congressional staffers to Silicon Valley

News / August 23, 2014

Two-dozen congressional staffers joined academic and Silicon Valley experts at Stanford’s inaugural cybersecurity boot camp to discuss ways to protect the government, the public and industry from cyber attacks, network crimes and breaches of personal privacy.

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CISAC takes global security lessons online

News / August 22, 2014

The atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki just before 18-year-old William J. Perry landed in Japan during the War of Occupation as a mapping specialist. He saw the devastation left behind by American firebombers on Tokyo and Okinawa.

The young man quickly understood the staggering magnitude of difference in the destruction caused by traditional firepower and these new atomic bombs. He would go on to devote his life to understanding, procuring and then trying to dismantle those weapons.

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Celebrating a decade of impact

News / August 22, 2014

In August, CDDRL’s Draper Hills Summer Fellows program marked its 10-year anniversary by welcoming 20 of its alumni back to Stanford for a weeklong reunion.

Supported by Ingrid Hills and Bill and Phyllis Draper, the program brings practitioners from across the developing world to Stanford for a three-week intensive academic training program on democracy, good governance and rule of law reform. 

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Francis Fukuyama on America in decay

News / August 21, 2014

Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama shares a glimpse of his forthcoming volume of The Origins of Political Order in a recent journal article for Foreign Affairs. Referencing various historical accounts of public administration pitfalls and triumphs, Fukuyama dissects the intricate web of political gridlock confronting American government today. 

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Stanford expert describes how the U.S. and China can manage their relationship and avoid conflict

News / August 20, 2014

The United States and China can peacefully co-exist if they avoid history's most dangerous geopolitical pitfalls, according to a Stanford expert.

The key is not to presume an inevitable conflict, said Karl Eikenberry, the William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation and a faculty member of the Shorenstein Asia–Pacific Research Center.

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Stanford Global Studies holds economic seminar at SCPKU

News / August 20, 2014
Stanford Global Studies commemorated the 10th anniversary of its summer internship program with a dynamic and engaging seminar at the Stanford Center at Peking University focused on China's economy.
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Honoring the next generation of U.S.–Japan scholars

News / August 19, 2014

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored Roma Forest (San Luis Obispo, CA), Jonathan Klein (Los Angeles, CA), and John McHugh (Winnetka, IL) at a Japan Day event on August 7, 2014 that was highlighted by presentations based on their RSP research essays on an intriguing range of Japan-related topics: lessons from Japan’s shinkansen for California’s high speed rail project; a critical analysis of U.S. economic policy leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor; and Japan’s nuclear energy policies in post-Fukushima Japan.

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Stanford report examines WWII memory in Asia, suggests ways forward

News / August 19, 2014

Improving communication and historical education are two of the major recommendations from a final report on a Stanford-hosted dialogue on World War II memories in northeast Asia.

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Gi-Wook Shin: Value of foreign talent as social capital

News / August 19, 2014

I left South Korea in the summer of 1983 to pursue graduate studies in the United States. At the time I had every intention of returning to South Korea with an advanced degree. After three decades, I am still in the United States, teaching at an American, not a Korean, college. Am I a case of "brain drain" for South Korea?

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Japanese governors convene in Silicon Valley

News / August 15, 2014

The Japan Studies Program co-hosted a delegation of government officials from six Japanese prefectures and business leaders from California in late July. The event was part of a two-day conference and initiative, led by the U.S.-Japan Council, to promote bilateral economic collaboration between the two countries.

A summary of the event can be found on the U.S.-Japan Council website.

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Yong Suk Lee appointed SK Center Fellow at FSI

News / August 13, 2014

Economist Yong Suk Lee has been appointed the SK Center Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), effective Sept. 1, 2014. Lee will join the Korean Studies Program (KSP) at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), led by Gi-Wook Shin, who is the Tong Yang, Korea Foundation and Korea Stanford Alumni Chair of Korean Studies, a senior fellow at FSI, and a professor of sociology, all at Stanford University.

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National Security in the Global Era

Commentary / August 12, 2014

Thomas Fingar, the Oksenberg Rohlen distinguished fellow at FSI, delivered a speech entitled, "National Security in the Global Era," at the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary. His remarks touch upon the broader scope of national security, consequences of globalization for national security, and implications for international education.

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FSI fellow underscores importance of foreign area studies

News / August 12, 2014
In a recent speech, Thomas Fingar, the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at FSI, says foreign area and language studies programs serve to train a globally competent citizenry able to address today's transnational challenges. The longevity of those programs is imperative, he says.
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Fingar outlines context of US-China alliance

News / August 7, 2014
Thomas Fingar, the Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow at FSI, discusses the U.S.-China alliance in a recent Q&A with the Global Times. He says the United States often bears the brunt of costs associated with its collective security arrangements.
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European immigrants to America in early 20th century assimilated successfully, Stanford economist says

News / August 7, 2014

European immigrants to America during the country's largest migration wave in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had earnings comparable to native-born Americans, contrary to the popular perception, according to new Stanford research.

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Training teachers as a springboard for cross-cultural awareness

News / August 6, 2014

Twenty-four U.S. secondary school teachers gathered at Stanford to learn about Korea's history, culture and society at the Hana-Stanford Conference, co-sponsored by FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and SPICE. The conference – in its third year – aims to make Korean studies accessible to all grade levels.

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FSI's Mike McFaul on the 'judo master' in the Kremlin

Commentary / August 5, 2014
Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is featured in this week's New Yorker magazine and writes in this Politico piece that Russia's President Vladimir Putin sees a path to glory that does not involve democratic governance and ignores international norms.
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Eikenberry: Thucydides Trap

News / August 4, 2014
Karl Eikenberry, a William J. Perry Fellow in International Security at CISAC and Shorenstein APARC Distinguished Fellow, describes U.S.-China relations in the historical context of the rise and fall of great powers, saying analysts must be critical to recognize the dissimilarities from past rivalries. His essay appears in American Review.
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Martin Hellman wonders why Tonkin Gulf incidents seem forgotten

Commentary / August 4, 2014
The first Tonkin Gulf incident occurred 50 years ago this week, giving the U.S. government legal basis for the Vietnam War. But as CISAC's Martin Hellman notes in this Huffington Post commentary, there has been little commemoration in the media.
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Students honored at the 2014 Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. secondary school teachers

News / August 1, 2014
On July 30, 2014, three anxious but very poised high school students from the Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP), took the stage to present their final papers to an audience of 25 American and Korean high school teachers and several university professors at a three-day conference on Korea at Stanford University.
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