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Mofeed-19 Podcast Examines Jordan's Response to COVID-19

News / September 15, 2021
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the second episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video...
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Stanford Alumni Cultivate Future Social Entrepreneurs in China

Blogs / September 14, 2021
SPICE seeks to expand its offerings to students and teachers in China.
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China is Purging Celebrities and Tech Billionaires. But the Problem is Bigger than 'Sissy Men'

Commentary / September 14, 2021
The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these...
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APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

News / September 14, 2021
The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.
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China's nuclear build-up

Commentary / September 13, 2021
The great distraction
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What the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

Commentary / September 13, 2021
In a New York Times opinion piece, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro argues that the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan does not represent a potential catalyst for an impending Chinese attack on...
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Michelle Mello: Biden's New Vaccine Mandates

Q&As / September 13, 2021
President Biden announced sweeping new mandates meant to push an estimated two-thirds of American workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine and stem the tide of the latest Delta wave of the pandemic...
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‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

News / September 9, 2021
President Zelensky outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...
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Charles Crabtree Appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Japan Program at APARC

News / September 9, 2021
Crabtree, an assistant professor at Dartmouth College, researches discrimination in politics, particularly in Japan.
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Program on Democracy and the Internet Launches New Content Policy & Society Lab (CPSL)

News / September 8, 2021
The new project identifies solutions to the main challenges of moderating content online while respecting fundamental human rights.
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Forbes: How China’s GDP Growth Fails To Measure Its Standard Of Living: The Tragedy Of The Current Recentralization

News / September 8, 2021
Author Anne Stevenson-Yang exposes the unseen rural China and states that "the best corrective to misunderstandings about this “invisible China” is a book that came out in 2020 and remains the...
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America’s Anti-Hacking Laws Pose a Risk to National Security

Commentary / September 8, 2021
A new piece in Brookings by Riana Pfefferkorn looks at anti-hacking laws
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How Stanford Scholars Are Teaching the Next Generation About 9/11

News / September 8, 2021
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, four Stanford scholars and leading experts in national security, terrorism and contemporary conflict – Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Martha Crenshaw and Lisa Blaydes...
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Stanford study on the effectiveness of surgical masks against COVID-19

News / September 7, 2021
A new study has confirmed that surgical masks reduce the spread of COVID-19 and confirms the impact of mask-wearing on communities. For more, KCBS Radio's Margie Shafer spoke with Dr. Stephen...
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Spring 2022 Applications Now Open: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

News / September 7, 2021
Students with a strong interest in East Asia or international relations are especially encouraged to apply.
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Surgical masks work very well in preventing spread of COVID-19, biggest ever study finds

News / September 5, 2021
"We now have evidence from a randomized, controlled trial that mask promotion increases the use of face coverings and prevents the spread of COVID-19," said Stephen Luby, MD, professor of...
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Introducing Our 2021-22 Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows

News / September 3, 2021
The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome six pre- and postdoctoral fellows who will be joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholars will...
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Health Experts Recommend Diabetes Screenings at 35 as Obesity Climbs

News / September 2, 2021
Health experts are now recommending that clinicians begin screening patients for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes at age 35.
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Pandemic Models Can Be More Useful: Here’s How

Blogs / September 2, 2021
Joshua Salomon and colleague Alyssa Bilinski write in this Health Affairs blog that there is an unmet need for a hybrid modeling approach: models that explore long-term questions, as in scenario...
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Celebrating the Launch of the New Department of Health Policy

News / September 2, 2021
Stanford Health Policy celebrated the launch of the new Department of Health Policy on Sept. 1, 2021, as well as SHP Director Douglas K. Owens being named inaugural chair of the 13th basic sciences...
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Leadership Changes at CDDRL

Blogs / September 1, 2021
Welcoming Kathryn Stoner and reflecting on six years as Mosbacher Director of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Outbreak of Another Kind: Litigation

Commentary / September 1, 2021
In this New England Journal of Medicine perspective, SHP's Michelle Mello writes that more than 1,000 lawsuits have challenged public health orders shuttering business, banning indoor worship,...
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Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat in Afghanistan Until Too Late

Commentary / August 31, 2021
When President Biden announced that America would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the fall, he spoke of terrorism threats — but never mentioned Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, the Islamic...
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SPICE Honors Top Students from 2020–2021 Regional Programs in Japan

News / August 31, 2021
Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.
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Putting Emotion Back Into 9/11

Commentary / August 30, 2021
For coming generations of students, September 11 is history rather than memory. How does that affect how they learn about it?

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