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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The borderless view of Tino Cuéllar

News / August 30, 2013
In a Stanford Magazine profile, FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar talks about his background, his scholarship and why there's a point to "taking on problems that are so difficult to solve that nobody can really expect that they're likely to be completely solved—ever."
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The Reischauer Scholars Program and BEYOND Tomorrow: cultivating future leaders on both sides of the Pacific

News / August 29, 2013
12 high school and college student delegates from BEYOND Tomorrow, a Tokyo-based non-profit established to support young victims from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, shared their stories and experiences during a special visit to Stanford University.
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Inaugural Stanford Summer Juku on Japanese Political Economy

News / August 28, 2013
From August 18-22, the Japan Studies Program welcomed scholars of political science and economics to the Oksenberg conference room in Encina Hall for the first annual Stanford Summer Juku on the Japanese Political Economy.
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Former fellow wins award for best dissertation in international relations, law, and politics

News / August 27, 2013
Former CISAC Fellow Aila Matanock was awarded the Helen Dwight Reid Award for her dissertation, titled "International Insurance: Why Militant Groups and Governments Compete with Ballots Instead of Bullets." The award is given by the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation international relations, law, and politics.
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Integrating technology and context into bioethics training for health delivery system researchers in Southeast Asia

News / August 27, 2013
Stanford pediatrician Jason Wang and researcher Mildred Cho have received $1,087,920 to launch a center in Taiwan and Stanford dedicated to training medical professionals about ethics. Wang -- an associate professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR affiliate, and Cho -- a professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Ethics -- received one of five of this year’s bioethics grants from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health.
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Huffington Post Features REAP Multivitamin Intervention

News / August 27, 2013
. It quotes REAP co-director Scott Rozelle on the implications of iron deficiency anemia in China: "Rural kids aren't staying on the farm anymore. They're entering the labor force, and if they aren't able to learn the skills they need to land a job in China's advancing economy, that's going to spell trouble for both economic growth and social stability."
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4th Annual China 2.0 Conference at Stanford to feature Charles Chao (SINA), Martin Lau (Tencent), and Gary Locke (US Ambassador to China)

News / August 26, 2013
Join us for the 4th annual China 2.0 conference on Thursday, October 3 at Stanford University. Be part of the largest annual China tech and business conference hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Most Downloaded Articles in 2013

News / August 26, 2013
JSP director Takeo Hoshi's coauthored article, "Japanese government debt and sustainability of fiscal policy," is the most downloaded article from the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.
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Diversity is Essential to Innovation

Commentary / August 26, 2013
Korea should embrace diversity and multiculturalism in every sector of the society in order to achieve the "Creative Economy" that Park Geun-hye government promotes, says Professor Gi-Wook Shin in a Dong-A Ilbo op-ed.
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Japan Day 2013: honoring Reischauer scholars

News / August 25, 2013
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored three of the top students of the 2013 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) and celebrated the tenth anniversary of the RSP at a Japan Day event at Stanford University on August 9, 2013.
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Bringing Korea into the classroom

News / August 25, 2013

Just two days after the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which was signed on July 27, 1953 in Panmunjom, educators and students from both sides of the Pacific gathered at Stanford University to participate in the second annual Hana–Stanford Conference for Secondary School Teachers.

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China’s Growing Global Impact: What it Means For U.S. Teachers and Students

News / August 23, 2013
On August 5th and 6th , 40 teachers from more than 35 public and independent secondary schools, representing 8 Bay Area county unified school districts, attended the 1990 Institute’s Inaugural Teachers Workshop on China’s Growing Global Impact. REAP co-director Scott Rozelle and Project Manager, Matthew Boswell, presented the curriculum units in "China in Transition: Economic Development, Migration, and Education," a publication of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).
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