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国务院:进一步提高重点高校招收农村学生比例

News / May 21, 2013
国务院:进一步提高重点高校招收农村学生比例。国务院总理李克强15日主持召开国务院常务会议。会议决定,提高重点高校招收农村学生比例,将去年面向集中连片特困地区的1万名重点高校招生计划增至3万名。农村教育行动项目(REAP)已经向中国国务院递交有关此政策的政策简报和其他一系列有关于贫困农村学生教育的政策简报,继续和有国内关机构合作,实现城市农村教育平等。
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Stanton bestows $5 million gift on CISAC for professor in nuclear studies

News / May 20, 2013
The Stanton Foundation has given CISAC a $5 million gift to establish an endowed professorship in nuclear security and reinforce our mission to build a safer world.
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Earth scientist and nuclear waste expert Rod Ewing joins Stanford

News / May 20, 2013
Rod Ewing, a mineralogist and materials scientist who is an expert on nuclear waste management, will join Stanford University to focus on sustainable energy, security and environmental research at the intersection of physical science and public policy.
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Firewood becomes central to student research in Ethiopia

News / May 17, 2013
A Stanford student working on a project to bring together refugees and their host communities learns that firewood is often at the heart of rifts between the Ethiopians and the thousands of Sudanese seeking refuge in their back yards.
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FSE Fulbright scholar leads climate adaptation workshops in Colombia

News / May 17, 2013
Sharon Gourdji spent three months this winter down in Colombia at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) as a Fulbright Scholar studying climate impacts on bean production in Central America and adaptation options. During her stay she led a series of Decision and Policy Analysis workshops focused on climate data sources and crop statistical models.
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Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

News / May 16, 2013
Join us for our final Global Food Policy and Food Security symposium Thursday, May 23. John Briscoe, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University will lead a lecture on water and agriculture in a changing Africa. FSE fellow Jennifer Burney will provide commentary.
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Leading the way in contemporary China research

News / May 16, 2013
Within a few short years of its founding, the Stanford China Program has established a reputation as one of the top research programs in the country focusing on contemporary China.
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Connecting Southeast Asia and Stanford University

News / May 16, 2013
Since its founding in 1999, SEAF has "brought Southeast Asia to Stanford, and Stanford to Southeast Asia" -- and it hopes to continue that mission in the years to come.
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Stanford scholar argues that time is running out for a two-state solution

Commentary / May 15, 2013
CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues in The Atlantic that there is no greater imperative for American interests in the Middle East- and no higher act of friendship that the U.S. can perform for Israel - than to help it find a way to a two-state solution before the option disappears.
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EU’s Catherine Ashton asserts Europe’s responsibility for a robust foreign policy

News / May 15, 2013
The Europe Center was pleased to host Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP), at Stanford University on May 7th. HRVP Ashton’s address to a capacity audience of Stanford senior scholars is part of the Europe Center’s program focused on European and EU regional and global relations.
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Working paper series on the quality of governance in China debuts

News / May 15, 2013
As part of its ongoing effort to better conceptualize and measure governance, the Governance Project housed at CDDRL held two workshops in Beijing and Sonoma in the fall of 2012. A collection of nine papers capturing the various dimensions of governance presented at the workshops were released in May to contribute to the body of scholarship on this subject.
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Innovative leaders bridging diversity in Sweden and the West

News / May 15, 2013
The Europe Center, through its Program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region, has forged partnerships with those who bring visionary solutions to the challenge of diversity and reconciliation in our increasingly globalized world. “Harbor of Hope: a special evening celebrating Sweden’s diverse cultures” held on May 6th is the latest effort by the Europe Center to disseminate this new way of thinking. The participation of Sweden’s leading documentary filmmaker Magnus Gertten, and Sweden’s cultural entrepreneur Ozan Sunar, resulted in an unprecedented pairing and an evening of motivating insight for a large public audience.
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Jack Ma reflects at Stanford during final days as CEO; says 'people bet I’d be a loser'

News / May 14, 2013
Speaking without notes or visual aids on May 4th at Stanford University's NVIDIA Auditorium, founder and former CEO of Alibaba Group Jack Ma unspooled a farewell talk that at moments turned highly personal and deeply reflective.
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Visiting Fellows learn about Aruba Networks

News / May 13, 2013
On May 10, Corporate Affiliates Visiting Fellows had the opportunity to visit Aruba Networks, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise.
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Park Geun-hye makes first official U.S. visit

News / May 9, 2013
South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited the United States this May for the first time since taking office in February. Stanford experts weigh in on the future of U.S.-Korea relations.
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How to Feed the World Without Deforesting the Planet

News / May 7, 2013
Does feeding the world require decimating forests? Senior Fellow Eric Lambin (Earth Sciences) has a surprising answer with far-reaching implications for policymakers, businesses and consumers. Among the findings of a study Lambin co-authored: There is much less potentially available cropland globally than previously estimated, multiple uses compete for it, and its conversion results in significant social and ecological costs. Lambin and his co-authors point out that we don't need to clear more land, including forests, to plant hunger-alleviating crops.
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SPRIE & Alibaba Group co-host Jack Ma’s final public talk as CEO

News / May 7, 2013
On May 4, 2013, the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Alibaba Group co-hosted CEO Jack Ma and CTO Dr. Wang Jian for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities within China’s internet industry.
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Jack Ma: Ideas and Technology Can Change the World

News / May 6, 2013
Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, shared the story of his entrepreneurial journey at an event co-hosted by Alibaba Group and the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE) of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University on May 4 2013.
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