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NPR's Emily Feng Recognized as the 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Honoree

At the 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award, Feng discussed how the challenges of reporting as a foreign correspondent in China are forcing the West to reconfigure its understanding of the country and creating suspicion and mistrust.
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Assessing Putin's Invasion of Ukraine

On a new season of the World Class podcast, Michael McFaul discusses recent developments of the war in Ukraine and how those will impact Ukraine's future, Russia's standing in the world, and the responses of the global community.
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Five Questions About Food Security in a Warming World

FSE Director David Lobell explains some of the system-wide challenges — and solutions — to ensuring that people around the world have access to affordable, nutritious food.

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Austerity programs hurt children, say Stanford scholars

News / July 1, 2013
As governments slash programs for the poor, FSI Senior Fellow Paul Wise says there is an urgent need to discuss the impact of austerity measures on children's health.
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Rod Ewing named Frank Stanton Professor in Nuclear Security

News / June 28, 2013
The mineralogist and materials scientist is an expert on nuclear waste management and policy and is the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. He becomes the inaugural chair established with a $5 million gift from the Stanton Foundation.
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PRC-ROK summit underscores shared interests and common concerns

Commentary / June 26, 2013
Shorenstein APARC experts comment that South Korean President Park Geun-hye's visit to China this week attests to the magnitude and importance of geostrategic changes in Northeast Asia.
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Stanford's Drew Endy honored as White House Champion of Change

News / June 19, 2013
CISAC's Drew Endy has been honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change." The award is given to experts and researchers who promote the use of open scientific data and publications for the benefit of humanity. Endy was recognized for his trailblazing work as an advocate of public domain biotechnology.
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Viewing South Korea's security beyond North Korea

News / June 18, 2013
Beyond North Korea takes a unique, multi-view approach to understanding traditional and non-traditional challenges to South Korea's security, says a review in the latest edition of Pacific Affairs.
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Stanford expert on managing tensions in the South China Sea

News / June 18, 2013
SEAF director Donald K. Emmerson recently joined a panel of experts for a Center for Strategic and International Studies conference on managing tensions in the South China Sea.
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CISAC Honors students: The next generation of global thinkers

News / June 18, 2013

Join the 2013 Honors Program students on graduation day and learn more about the students and where they're headed in this interactive social media story.

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World's staple crops to see increasing exposure to extreme heat, say Stanford researchers

News / June 14, 2013
Climate change is already affecting crop production around the world through rising temperatures, changes in rainfall patterns and increasing CO2 in the atmosphere. A new Stanford study published today in Environmental Research Letters examines extreme heat effects on crops during the flowering period and finds the world's staple crops are increasingly at risk.
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CDDRL student receives Stanford award for top thesis

News / June 14, 2013
CDDRL is pleased to announce that undergraduate senior honors student, Anna Barrett Schickele, received the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, a university award given to the top ten percent of honors theses in social science, science, and engineering. Schickele's thesis entitled, "One Drop At A Time," examines the factors that inform farmers' decisions to use modern irrigation systems in the Lurín Valley of Peru.
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Wartime memory formation in China and Japan

News / June 13, 2013
Writing recently in Asia-Pacific Review, Daniel Sneider describes how World War II era events are depicted differently in history textbooks in China and Japan.
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Carl Walter: China’s economy not as stable as it seems

News / June 12, 2013
Carl Walter, a seasoned China expert and co-author of two books on China—Red Capitalism and Privatizing China—shared a worrying picture of China’s financial reform and some major risks snowballing in the country’s banking system at a SPRIE seminar.
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Mr. Abe's Scattershot Reforms

Commentary / June 12, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan for revitalizing the Japanese economy appears to offer something for everyone. Takeo Hoshi argues that before Mr. Abe makes any more announcements, he needs to focus his efforts on a few key priorities.
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North and South Korea resume official talks

News / June 10, 2013
After two years, North and South Korea have agreed to resume official meetings with one another. Gi-Wook Shin suggests that the North could also be interested in reopening dialogue with the United States.
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CDDRL honor student recognized for contributions to undergraduate education

News / June 7, 2013
Holly Fetter, an undergraduate senior honors student at the CDDRL received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for her outstanding contributions to undergraduate education at Stanford University. Fetter will be presented with the Dinkelspiel Award on Sunday, June 16 at the Stanford Commencement ceremony.
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Stanford expert discusses Pyongyang special envoy to Beijing

News / June 6, 2013
China is North Korea's most important ally, but relations between the two countries have appeared strained in recent months. David Straub spoke to Radio Free Asia about Pyongyang's decision to send a special envoy to Beijing in May.
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Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

News / June 6, 2013
The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award. The award recognizes a single scholarly contribution published in the last 5 years that represents the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences.
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Stanford economist discusses Japan's economy

News / June 6, 2013
In an interview with Nikkei Business Online, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi spoke about challenges for Japan's economy.
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Stanford study draws attention to childhood obesity screening

News / June 6, 2013
Analyzing data stretching over four decades, Stanford researchers suggest early intervention treatments of obese children will have a surprisingly meager impact on reducing obesity-related illness in adulthood.
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U.S.-China summit in California

News / June 3, 2013
Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met in California recently for a two-day summit -- their first since Xi took office as president. Shorenstein APARC experts weigh in on key issues surrounding the visit.
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Towards more active monetary easing

Commentary / May 30, 2013

Policies seeking to end deflation, the most pressing issue for the Japanese economy, have been put into effect.  In this issue of the NIRA Policy Review, Takeo Hoshi points out that deflation is a monetary phenomenon, and as such is a problem which can be solved by monetary policy.

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Bringing a green and blue revolution to Africa

News / May 30, 2013
Food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa remain a challenge despite the region’s abundance of arable land and untapped water resources. In FSE’s final global food policy and food security symposium, water expert John Briscoe delivered a personal assessment of the issues facing Africa and suggestions for the way forward.
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How would China remake the global order?

News / May 30, 2013
How would China reshape the U.S.-led international order, and would it attempt to? Speaking during the annual Oksenberg Lecture, Thomas Fingar addressed these and other questions related to China's impressive economic, political, and military "rise" of the past three decades.
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Political scientist to direct The Europe Center

News / May 30, 2013

Kenneth Scheve plans to build on the center’s success by increasing its support of research with significant policy implications for contemporary European public policy challenges while offering new opportunities for Stanford students.

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