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Thurber discusses outlook for Latin American NOCs

News / September 30, 2013
PESD associate director Mark Thurber spoke with David Casallas of Business News Americas about how the outlook for national oil companies in Latin America is shaped by governance and risk.
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To promote adoption of household health technologies, think beyond health

News / September 30, 2013
PESD associate director Mark Thurber and research collaborators at Stanford have found in a review of the medical and public health literatures that health improvement is rarely the principal reason why households adopt health-improving technologies like insecticide-treated nets, point-of-use water treatments, and improved biomass cookstoves. These findings, which appear in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that wider health impact can be achieved by paying more attention to non-health motivations for adoption.
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Thurber and Wolak simulate carbon cap and trade in Stanford GSB course

News / September 30, 2013
PESD associate director Mark Thurber and director Frank Wolak taught a course on "Energy Markets and Policy" at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in which student teams played the role of California power companies bidding generation into wholesale electricity markets and trading carbon allowances to cover their emissions. The surprising results of this cap and trade simulation are published in the Aug/Sep 2013 issue of The Electricity Journal.
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The Guardian Lauds REAP Intervention as Example of Successful Rural Education

News / September 30, 2013
Getting children in developing countries into school is only half the battle. The Guardian cites REAP's computer-assisted learning, school lunch, and multivitamin projects as examples of ways to help kids learn once they are there.
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Corporate Affiliates Program welcomes 2013-14 fellows to Stanford

News / September 30, 2013
As the new academic year gets underway, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center's Corporate Affiliates Program is excited to welcome its new class of fellows to Stanford University.
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2nd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize Awarded

News / September 27, 2013
Hajin Jun has won the 2nd Annual Korean Studies Writing Prize for her essay, "Render unto Caesar? Presbyterian Missionaries and the 1935 Shinto Shrine Controversy."
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Zegart joins scholars at NSA for rare briefing on spy agency's woes

Q&A / September 26, 2013
CISAC Co-Director Amy Zegart joins other intelligence scholars for a rare briefing with high-ranking NSA officials to discuss the spy agency's policies and plummeting public trust.
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Revisionists Attempt to Turn Back Efforts to Accurately Recount Wartime History

News / September 26, 2013
Shorenstein APARC's Daniel Sneider, associate director for research, is quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education on efforts by historians in Asia to prevent revisionist changes in interpretations of wartime history.
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Research Assistant Position Available for Health Economics Research on Japan and China

News / September 25, 2013
The Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center announces the availability of a research assistant position in health economics research on evidence-based health policy in East Asia.
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Big year for FSI's David Lobell

News / September 25, 2013
David Lobell was one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, for his research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security. He was also named to Foreign Policy's list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
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Technology, accountability and democracy in South Asia and beyond

News / September 19, 2013
A call for papers has been issued for a conference on the intersection between technology, accountability and democracy will be organized in Mumbai, India in Jan 2014.
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Liberation technology seminar series debuts on Sept 26

News / September 19, 2013
The Liberation technology seminar series starts on Sept 26 and will take place every Thursday until Dec 5 (except Nov 28). For further details, read on.
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North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility appears ready for restart

News / September 12, 2013
CISAC's Nick Hansen and Jeffrey Lewis reveal new satellite imagery that indicates North Korea is likely restarting is nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, despite Pyongyang's commitment in 2007 to shut down the nuclear site.
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Stanford researchers: Feds likely miscalculated health care costs

News / September 11, 2013
With millions of Americans eligible for subsidies to buy health insurance, Stanford Health Policy's Jay Bhattacharya shows the government may have underestimated its costs by billions of dollars.
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GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

News / September 10, 2013
Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places. She's part of a debate about genetically engineered food in Boston Review.
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Incoming Pantech Fellow Dr. Sunny Seong-hyon Lee to research on China-Korea relations in the post Kim Jong-il period

News / September 6, 2013
The Korean Studies Program announces that Dr. Sunny Seong-hyon Lee, a long-time journalist based in Beijing, China, will be the program’s 2013–14 Pantech Fellow.
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2014 Sejong Korean Scholars Program now accepting applications

News / September 6, 2013
The 2014 Sejong Korean Scholars Program is currently accepting applications from all current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016) in the United States.
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China Central Television (CCTV)-America recently interviewed AHPP director Karen Eggleston

News / September 5, 2013
China Central Television (CCTV)-America recently interviewed AHPP director Karen Eggleston for a program about the challenges of population aging in China, in comparative perspective:
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Perry Fellows take on the policy of bioengineering, military doctrine and nuclear deterrence

News / September 4, 2013
The incoming William J. Perry Fellows will focus on key security topics: governance and best practices in bioengineering; nuclear deterrence policy in the 21st century; and foreign military interventions and counterinsurgency doctrine.
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Ambassador to UN taps FSI's Weinstein as top adviser

News / September 4, 2013
As Ambassador Samantha Power's chief of staff, Jeremy M. Weinstein will serve as her principal policy adviser and play a central role in advancing her strategic priorities and U.S. foreign policy objectives at the U.N.
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SEAF welcomes applications for the 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia.

News / September 4, 2013
The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 November 2013 for the 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Interested individuals with backgrounds or positions in the social sciences or humanities are encouraged to apply. Candidates may be of any nationality or seniority.
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Containment of Fukushima Leaks Poses Massive Challenges

News / September 4, 2013
In an interview with PBS NewsHour on September 3, Kenji Kushida speaks about the Japanese government's latest efforts to contain the leaking of radioactive water from Fukushima and the possible political fallout for Japan's ruling party.
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Search for Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia Opens

News / September 3, 2013
The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce its search for two 2014–15 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies.
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