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Summer fellow pushes for regional cooperation on environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Q&A / April 18, 2013
Andrea Sanhueza, a 2012 Draper Hills Summer fellow, shares her success story of how a group of civil society organizations helped advocate for improved environmental governance cooperation across government and civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
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Video: Learn more about China 2.0

News / April 17, 2013
A video introduction to SPRIE's China 2.0 initiative with highlights from speakers at past events was shown at the China 2.0 Beijing 2013 Forum at SCPKU on April 12, 2013.
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Market Monitoring in the US Energy Market by Frank Wolak /FSR Monthly Interview

Q&A / April 16, 2013
During a visit to Toulouse, France to present at “The Economics of Energy Markets” conference at the Toulouse School of Economics, PESD Director Frank Wolak was interviewed by Professor Jean-Michel Glachant of the Florence School Regulation about his work monitoring wholesale electricity markets.
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Video: Understanding the limits of crops under extreme heat

News / April 16, 2013
FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Understanding the limits of crops (and models) under extreme heat" as part of UC Davis' Climate-Smart Agriculture conference. Lobell's talk begins at 51:00.
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Political Scientists and Historians in Search of the Bomb

Commentary / April 15, 2013

Stanford's Scott Sagan and Columbia's Kenneth Waltz respond to a critique of nuclear proliferation theories presented in their book The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: An Enduring Debate. This paper demonstrates the enduring, and lively, debate about nuclear theory and policymaking. 

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Overseas Filipino Workers become economic heroes

Q&A / April 15, 2013
To their family members and to the Philippine government, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the country's “new heroes.” Postdoctoral fellow Marjorie Pajaron talks about her research on the significant economic benefit of OFW remittances.
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Failing Civics

Commentary / April 12, 2013

As Jordan strives to build a university system in line with its ambitious economic goals, tribal violence on campus remains a stumbling block.

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Sagan honored by ISA as Distinguished Security Scholar

News / April 12, 2013
Colleagues and former students join the International Studies Association to praise Scott Sagan as he wins the annual Distinguished Scholar in International Security Studies award.
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Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow wins dissertation award

News / April 11, 2013
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Jaeeun Kim’s dissertation Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea has won the American Sociological Association's Theda Skocpol Award in the area of comparative and historical sociology.
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Hecker responds to NKorea's intent to expand nuclear arsenal

Q&A / April 10, 2013
North Korea says it will restart its nuclear facilities, including its nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, which had been mothballed since 2007. CISAC's Siegfried Hecker -- who has visited North Korea numerous times and was given a tour of its uranium enrichment facility in 2010 -- and considers the consequences in this Q&A.
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ROC President Ma to give video address at Stanford University

News / April 10, 2013
On April 15, the Democracy in Taiwan Project at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law will host a special event featuring the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ma Ying-jeou.
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Straub Joins Commonwealth Club "Town Hall" on North Korean Threats

News / April 10, 2013
David Straub, associate director of Korean Studies Program, joined Ploughshares Fund Executive Director Philip Yun on April 8 for a town hall discussion in San Francisco on the recent North Korean threats. The panel was held at the Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, and moderated by Gloria Duffy, the President and CEO of the Commonwealth Club.
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Law School celebrates Cuéllar's book on national security organizations

News / April 9, 2013
Stanford Law School celebrates the publication of CISAC Co-Director's new book, "Governing Security," and Cuéllar talks about why he wrote the book that explores the history of two major federal agencies: the Roosevelt-era Federal Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
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Shaping a new vision for the Middle East, 37 youth to convene at Stanford summit

News / April 8, 2013
On April 13-17, the American and Middle East Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) will convene its second annual conference bringing together 37 young people from the Middle East and the U.S. who are pioneering initiatives for social transformation.
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How real is the possibility of a North Korea conflict?

News / April 4, 2013
Tension between Pyongyang and allies the United States and South Korea has mounted in recent weeks since North Korea's February nuclear test. Shorenstein APARC experts weigh in on the possibility of conflict.
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New William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies honors a lifetime of work

News / April 3, 2013
In an homage to William J. Perry's lifetime commitment to national security, the National Defense University has renamed one of its major research centers the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, which will be known as the Perry Center.
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Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate

Commentary / April 1, 2013
Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, points out that nuclear reduction efforts have not always been accomplished through treaties requiring 2/3 majority in the Senate.
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Students get dose of reality at refugee camps in Ethiopia

News / April 1, 2013
Stanford students working on a CISAC-UNHCR collaboration discover their classroom work for a project to improve conditions at refugee camps takes on new meaning as they meet the first refugees in the camps along Ethiopia's western border with Sudan.
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SORT vs. New START: Why the Administration is Leery of a Treaty

Commentary / April 1, 2013
Continuing his previous blog discussion on nuclear arms control efforts ("Presidents, Nuclear Reductions and the Senate", March 14, 2013) , Steven Pifer, director of the Brookings Institute Arms Control Initiative, points out that past experience with Republican senate partisanship makes alternatives to treaties the way to go for President Obama.
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《华尔街日报》显著刊登REAP就中美两国学生创业意愿进行的调查

News / April 1, 2013
我们在中美顶级大学里对超过800位工程专业的学生进行了调查,他们都梦想开始创业,但只有3%的中国学生说他们会真的投身其中。原因何在?我们的研究表明:无论在融资渠道、创业辅导还是其他创新资源方面,他们都感觉存在着巨大的缺口。
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U.S. shale gas prompts PRB coal producers to look to Asia

Q&A / March 27, 2013
In advance of the 2013 Pacific Energy Summit, which took place April 2-4 in Vancouver, Canada, PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber spoke with the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) about how the U.S. shale gas revolution has pushed coal producers in the U.S. Powder River Basin to look to Asia for a more robust market.
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David Lobell talks about heat and hunger at ASU

News / March 26, 2013
FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Heat and Hunger" as part of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability's sustainability series. He discusses crop adaptation to climate change and what we understand, particularly as it relates to food security.
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