Foreign aid for health care is directly linked to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease in child mortality in developing countries, according to a new study by Stanford researchers.
The researchers examined both public and private health-aid programs between 1974 and 2010 in 140 countries and found that, contrary to common perceptions about the waste and ineffectiveness of aid, these health-aid grants led to significant health improvements with lasting effects over time.
The Europe Center recently initiated a distinguished annual lectureship named, The Europe Center Lectureship on Europe and the World. The lectures are intended to promote awareness of Europe's lessons and experiences with a goal of enhancing our collective knowledge of both contemporary global affairs and Europe itself.
The Europe Center serves as a research hub bringing together Stanford faculty members, students, and researchers conducting cutting-edge research on topics related to Europe. Our faculty affiliates draw from the humanities, social sciences, and business and legal traditions, and are at the forefront of scholarly debates on Europe-focused themes. The Center regularly highlights new research by faculty affiliates that is of interest to the broader community.
Research grants from The Europe Center’s newly instituted “Graduate Student Grant Competition” were awarded in Fall 2013 to sixteen Stanford students and in Spring 2014 to ten additional students. The bi-annual competition is part of The Europe Center's efforts to support student research focused on Europe. Funds are available for Ph.D.