Stanford Experts Explore the Roles of Taiwan and Ukraine in Countering Autocratic Challenges to Democracy
At the Yomiuri International Conference, Freeman Spogli Institute scholars Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, Oriana Skylar Mastro, Michael McFaul, and Kiyoteru Tsutsui examined lessons from the war in Ukraine, the risks of a crisis over Taiwan, and the impacts of both geopolitical flashpoints for defending democracy and for a coordinated approach to deterrence in the Indo-Pacific.
While at Stanford, Elbegdorj, formerly the president of Mongolia, will focus on examining strategies to support Mongolian democracy in an increasingly polarized geopolitical landscape.
The second annual Trust & Safety Research Conference, sponsored by the Stanford Internet Observatory, will take place at the Alumni Center at Stanford University
APARC Invites Student Applications: 2023 Summer Internships, 2023-24 Predoctoral Fellowship, Diversity Grant
To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for the duration of the 2023 summer quarter, a predoctoral fellowship for the duration of the 2023-24 academic year, and a Diversity Grant that funds research activities by students from underrepresented minorities.
A new paper by Michelle Mello and colleagues at Stanford and Yale outlines the "fair inclusion score," which ranks pharmaceutical companies on their inclusion of racial and ethnic minoritized groups, women, and the elderly in clinical trials.
Stanford Students Pitch Solutions to U.S. National Security Challenges to Government Officials and Technology Experts
In the class “Technology, Innovation, and Great Power Competition,” students across disciplines work in teams and propose their detailed solutions to active stakeholders in the technology and national security sectors.
Forecasting potential misuses of language models for disinformation campaigns—and how to reduce risk
Authors: Josh A. Goldstein, Girish Sastry, Micah Musser, Renée DiResta, Matthew Gentzel, Katerina Sedova
In this cross-sectional study of nearly 800,000 U.S. participants aged 5 to 17 years with family income under 200% of the federal poverty threshold, researchers found that higher family income was significantly associated with a lower prevalence of diagnosed infections, mental health disorders, injury, asthma, anemia, and substance use disorders and lower 10-year mortality.
From a missed phone call in Moscow to becoming the lead U.S. negotiator of the New START Treaty, scholars like Rose Gottemoeller demonstrate the importance of collaboration between scholars in academic institutions and policymakers in government.
Alex Laplaza ('20), Abuzar Royesh ('20), and Amélie-Sophie Vavrovsky ('22), alumni of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy have been recognized for their impacts on global social issues and venture capital.
PhD Student Alex Chan Develops Algorithm Leading to Rare Three-Way Liver Exchange, Easing Shortage of Organs
A rare three-way exchange of liver transplants in Pakistan was made possible with a new algorithm developed by Stanford Health Policy PhD student Alex Chan. The transaction was one of the world’s first documented three-way liver exchanges and the first to use a new liver exchange algorithm that finds optimal matches from a pool of candidates.
In Science magazine, Stanford researchers Megan Palmer and David Relman are among co-authors recommending a reset of U.S. and global policy
to address the gaps and challenges of current guidance.
This fall, APARC brought together scholars and policy experts to examine the security competition that has come to define an era from the perspectives of Asian nations.
Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. News editors, publishers, scholars, and organizations focused on Asia research and analysis are invited to submit nominations for the 2023 award through February 15.
New Data on All-Cause Deaths and Economic Impacts in the First Year of Pandemic by Ethnicity, Income, and Education
Health economist Maria Polyakova conducts detailed analysis of the first-year impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among people based on their race and ethnicity, employment and education.
Adrienne Sabety is an assistant professor at Stanford Health Policy. Her work includes a large, 14-month study in collaboration with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in New York City targeting barriers to accessing health care for uninsured, undocumented immigrants. The Center for Innovation in Global Heath spoke with her about this work, and how undocumented immigrants—and society more broadly—benefit when access to primary, preventive care is expanded.