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Nationalism clouds WWII memories in Asia, says Stanford scholar

News / April 4, 2014
In a new co-edited volume, Gi-Wook Shin and Daniel C. Sneider of FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington compare the historical legacy of the Second World War in the Asian and European theaters. They provide unique, timely insight on the lasting influence of that wartime period, exploring the depth of its effects on contemporary attitudes and geopolitics.
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Realistic Approach to Attain ‘Unification Bonanza’

News / April 2, 2014
South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye generated public attention through a recent statement that emphasized the benefits of Korean unification, saying it would bring a “bonanza” to the region and its partners. Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin suggests “serious debate” and a “creative and feasible unification strategy” are necessary to move forward with that national goal.
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The Making of a Climate Report

News / April 1, 2014
FSE's David Lobell and Chris Field help build scientific consensus on climate change in the newest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report emphasizes the deep impacts climate change will have on global crop yields and food security.
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New REAP Partner Program Founded at Shaanxi Normal University

News / March 31, 2014
The Center for Experimental Economics of Education (CEEE) was officially inaugurated at Shaanxi Normal University this week. Housed in a high profile new building on campus, the center will serve as new hub for REAP-style "action research" in the region and throughout China, and represents the latest in a series of new REAP partnerships that will strengthen the group's capacity to improve lives for vulnerable communities in China through policy oriented research and advocacy.
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REAP与陕师大成立新的合作项目

News / March 31, 2014
The Center for Experimental Economics of Education (CEEE) was officially inaugurated at Shaanxi Normal University this week. Housed in a high profile new building on campus, the center will serve as new hub for REAP-style "action research" in the region and throughout China, and represents the latest in a series of new REAP partnerships that will strengthen the group's capacity to improve lives for vulnerable communities in China through policy oriented research and advocacy.
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Caixin Columns 7 & 8: China's Widest Divide

Commentary / March 31, 2014
REAP co-director Scott Rozelle builds on a ten-part series for Caixin Magazine titled, "Inequality 2030: Glimmering Hope in China in a Future Facing Extreme Despair." In his seventh and eighth columns, Rozelle discusses China's digital divide.
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Corporate affiliate explores financial systems, shares choral talents

News / March 28, 2014

Kenji Yanada, a visiting fellow in Shorenstein APARC’s Corporate Affiliates Program, has pursued a wide breadth of interests while at Stanford this year. He is a member of Stanford’s Symphonic Chorus and is researching international financial regulation. Yanada will present his research and perform with the choir again this spring

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Caixin Online Features REAP Research on Lowering High School Dropout Rates

News / March 28, 2014

 

An article published in Caixin Online (in Chinese) on March 28, 2014, features REAP research on how to improve high school enrollment rates in rural China. 

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Stanford economist warns of Japanese fiscal crisis

News / March 27, 2014
Takeo Hoshi, a senior fellow at FSI in residence at Shorenstein APARC, analyzes Japan’s fiscal condition and develops future tax and budget-tightening alternatives in a new journal article. He argues Japan’s situation is not sustainable, suggesting fiscal reform is necessary in order to maintain current living standards and public services.
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Who is East Asia’s Voldemort?

Commentary / March 26, 2014
Recent public opinion polls in China and Japan expose a “striking degree of hostility,” highlighting a clash in narratives between the two countries. Phillip Lipscy says in an op-ed in AlJazeera America that Japan’s conservatives are “misguided in seeking to reinvigorate their country by revising history,” and instead should rally the country “around dreams of the future.”
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Trilateral summit to address the North Korea problem

News / March 25, 2014
In a March 22 interview with the Seoul Shinmun newspaper, KSP associate director David Straub discussed the U.S. role in bringing together South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Abe in a trilateral summit with President Obama to address the North Korea problem.
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Stanford fellow addresses burden of cervical cancer in Mongolia

News / March 25, 2014
Mongolia has one of the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer in Eastern Asia due in part to barriers to knowledge and access to services. Gynecological oncologist and Shorenstein APARC fellow Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa talks about her research evaluating a new national screening and vaccination program aimed to mitigate the disease.
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Dr. Strangedeal Redux

Commentary / March 22, 2014

Anja Manuel and Lauryn Williams assess the impact of the India-U.S. nuclear deal, which is now in it's 8th year. They argue that it has been hugely successful for the environment and India-U.S. relations, but mixed on the issue of nonproliferation. 

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Michelle Obama promotes study abroad during speech at Stanford center in Beijing

News / March 22, 2014
Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, Michelle Obama said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via a high-tech videoconference.
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First Lady Michelle Obama visits SCPKU

News / March 22, 2014
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, spoke at SCPKU today and said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom.
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How Stanford uses technology to spread education

News / March 21, 2014
While visiting SCPKU, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama used the Highly Immersive Classroom to connect students there with students at Stanford University. Garth Saloner, Dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Business, talks about how Stanford uses technology to spread education.
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Long-time aid worker evaluates disability policy in North Korea

News / March 20, 2014
Katharina Zellweger, visiting scholar at CISAC and former Pantech Fellow at Shorenstein APARC, produces a new working paper on disability policy in the DPKR, leveraging experiences from her 20-year career in humanitarian aid there. She attempts to provide an informed, balanced view of what it means to live with disabilities in a changing North Korea.
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Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law

News / March 18, 2014
In a recently released paper titled “Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law" co-produced by Brookings Doha Center and ARD, Roman David and Houda Mzioudet examine the controversy over Libya’s Political Isolation Law that passed in May 2013 and its likely effects. The Brookings Doha Center-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions aims to generate comprehensive analysis of the conditions affecting democratization and good governance during the period of Arab transition.
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Eyes on Crimea, China makes its move

Commentary / March 17, 2014
As the world is distracted by events in Crimea and the missing Malaysian jet, Donald K. Emmerson says that China could hardly have chosen a better time to blockade Phillipine ships and extend its hold over disputed territories. He argues that China is reinforcing its two-track approach: hosting futile discussions in ASEAN, while simultaneously, changing conditions in the South China Sea.
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Growth in Drug Treatment Has Led to More Innovation

Commentary / March 17, 2014
Insurance coverage for addiction treatment has been expanded more in the past five months than in the preceding five decades. Contrary to the common complaint that nothing is changing in the “war on drugs”, the U.S. has never been closer to providing universal addiction treatment on demand.
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Crop yields likely to fall with rising temperatures

News / March 17, 2014
FSE’s David Lobell finds that an increase of more than two degrees Celsius in average global temperature is likely to cause yields of wheat, rice and maize to fall throughout the 21st century. Early adaptation could increase projected yields by up to 15 percent.
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