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FSI Director Michael McFaul introduces President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at a live video address on May 27, 2022.

FSI Director Michael McFaul Honored by the Government of Ukraine with State Award

In a show of appreciation for his support of Ukraine, Michael McFaul was awarded an Order of Merit by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
President Ronald Reagan shakes hands with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Reflections on Mikhail Gorbachev's Life from FSI Scholars

Rose Gottemoeller, Steven Pifer, Francis Fukuyama, and Michael McFaul discuss the complex life and legacy of the last leader of the Soviet Union.
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Assessing China’s Conventional and Unconventional Challenges to U.S. National Security

Oriana Skylar Mastro offers guidance on how to identify and understand the various strategic threats presented by the still-rising superpower.

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Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

News / May 5, 2014
Has the food price bubble burst and if so, does it matter? FSE launches its new three-year Food and Nutrition Policy Symposium with a look at global food prices.
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China News on Digital Divide Cites REAP Work

News / May 5, 2014
A recent news item in China on the country's extraordinary digital divide -- potentially the widest of any nation on earth -- was based in part on REAP findings.
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Shorenstein APARC expert sees no fundamental shift in China-North Korea relations

News / May 2, 2014
Sunny Seong-Hyon Lee, the Pantech Fellow on Korean Affairs, says China-North Korea relations remain steady despite recent media reports suggesting China is moving its allegiance away from the neighboring state. Lee shared his research in a recent seminar at Shorenstein APARC.
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Hecker promotes nuclear cooperation in Moscow, despite Ukraine crisis

Q&As / May 1, 2014
CISAC Senior Fellow Siegfried Hecker and a delegation of American scientists traveled to Moscow last week to revitalize nuclear cooperation with Russia, despite diplomatic tensions between the United States and Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.
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U.S. corn yields growing more vulnerable to heat and drought

News / May 1, 2014
U.S. corn yields are growing more sensitive to heat and drought, according to research by environmental scientist David Lobell. Farmers are faced with difficult tradeoffs in adapting to a changing climate in which unfavorable weather will become more common.
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FSI receives $5 million from Stanton Foundation for nuclear security professor at CISAC

News / April 30, 2014
The endowed chair, named “The Stanton Foundation Professorship in Nuclear Security,” will allow Stanford to recruit an internationally recognized scholar for an appointment at FSI and one of the university’s seven schools.
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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Eggleston

News / April 29, 2014
In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Karen Eggleston, center fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, reflects on her initial draw to Asian studies and eventual focus on comparative Asia health policy. She also shares perspectives on health reform in China and demographic change across East Asia, and talks about related upcoming activities.
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Insiders pose highest risk to nuclear security

News / April 24, 2014

Insider threats are the most serious challenge confronting nuclear facilities in today's world, a Stanford political scientist says.

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Stanford scholar examines entrepreneurship in North Africa

News / April 23, 2014
In a recent report, CDDRL Postdoctoral Fellow Amr Adly, with the support of the Center for International Private Enterprise, provides insight on post-revolution entrepreneurship in Egypt and Tunisia. He suggests that in order to advance their economies, governments must carry out comprehensive reforms that provide greater accessibility to formal institutional structures for the broadest base of private sector enterprises, namely, small business owners, rural enterprises, and female entrepreneurs.
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Tides of nationalism rise in Asia, Stanford scholars offer historical lens

News / April 23, 2014
Experts at FSI's Shorenstein APARC offer insight on the growing tensions across Northeast Asia, exploring the connection to historical memories of World War II in a multi-year comparative study. Scholars also provided recent commentary through various media interviews.
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Health care aid for developing countries boosts life expectancy, study finds

News / April 23, 2014

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.

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Health care aid for developing countries boosts life expectancy, study finds

News / April 22, 2014
Health care aid is directly linked to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease in child mortality in developing countries, according to a new study by CHP/PCOR researchers.
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Senior fellow evaluates the first phase of Abenomics

News / April 22, 2014
Shorenstein APARC’s Takeo Hoshi assesses the initial ‘arrow’ of Japan’s economic strategy implemented by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in a recent Marketplace article.
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Stanford conference to examine violence and policing

News / April 21, 2014
Scholars, law enforcement officials, business leaders and community activists will meet next week at Stanford to examine violence and policing in Latin American and the United States. A two-day conference hosted by the Program on Poverty and Governance will begin on April 28 and will highlight the work of entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations trying to reduce violence and rebuild civil society.
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Stanford economist discusses Japan's challenges

News / April 20, 2014
In an interview with Sentaku Online, Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi spoke on challenges for Japan's economic recovery.
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The Europe Center Featured Faculty Research

News / April 16, 2014

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.  

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Graduate Student Grant Competition Winners Announced

News / April 16, 2014

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.

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Stanford scholars discuss recent speech by Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou

News / April 15, 2014
In a recent CDDRL special event, Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou delivered a video address on U.S.-Taiwan economic and trade relations. The screening was followed by a discussion featuring CDDRL Director Larry Diamond and FSI Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow Thomas Fingar. In light of recent student protests, the event drew much attention focusing on the future of cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China and its impact on relations with the U.S.
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China 2.0 Forum in Beijing Features Keynote by Victor Koo

News / April 15, 2014
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first continuous connection between China and the internet, which was facilitated by researchers at Stanford and in Beijing, China 2.0 at Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted the 2014 China 2.0 Forum in Beijing on April 11.
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3rd Annual Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies

News / April 15, 2014
The Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. This competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The prize will be awarded at a special ceremony in the fall, and the winning essays will be published in the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. The first place winner will receive a certificate, a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, and $1,000; Honorable mention winner(s) will receive a certificate and a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs.
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Shorenstein APARC announces 2014-15 postdoctoral fellows

News / April 11, 2014
Shorenstein APARC is pleased to welcome three exceptional postdoctoral fellows this autumn, researching a variety of topics on contemporary Asia, including epidemiological trends of diabetes in Vietnam, China's state-owned enterprises, and political governance in Vietnam.
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New FSI initiative expands global research opportunities for students

News / April 11, 2014
The new Stanford Global Student Fellows program will expand opportunities for students to pursue mentored international research in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The initiative is funded by an anonymous $1.25 million gift.
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