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Barack Obama Addresses Online Disinformation, Regulation and Democracy

The former president was the keynote speaker at a symposium on disinformation and its effects on democracy hosted by the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and Obama Foundation.
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Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

The Korea Program at Shorenstein APARC will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference featuring speakers from the K-pop industry, academia, and government.
Some of the original Ukrainian alumni from the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship gather in Kyiv in 2013.

A History of Unity: A Look at FSI’s Special Relationship with Ukraine

FSI's long history of building friendships and creating engagement with Ukrainian scholars and civil leaders is more important now than it's ever been.

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Stanford University’s Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

News / April 20, 2022
The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference, convening eminent speakers from the K-pop industry, academia, and government, and unveiling two new documentary films.
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Beijing Is Used to Learning from Russian Failures

Commentary / April 19, 2022
The invasion of Ukraine is offering useful lessons for the PLA.
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SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Interviewed by Education About Asia

News / April 19, 2022
On March 24, 2021 during the annual Association for Asian Studies conference, SPICE’s Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design Rylan Sekiguchi formally accepted the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his authorship of What Does It Mean to Be an American?
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Master's Program Alumni Continue to Shape Energy Policy in the Yucatan Peninsula

Q&As / April 18, 2022
As alumni of the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Angela Ortega Pastor and Hallie Lucas continue their efforts to bring clean, affordable energy to businesses in Mexico.
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Poll: Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling is rattling neighbors’ nerves

Commentary / April 15, 2022
While Ukrainians fight or flee Russia’s bombardment of their cities, many Europeans feel a palpable, renewed nuclear fear.
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Amichai Magen joins the Freeman Spogli Institute as its inaugural Visiting Fellow in Israel Studies.

Amichai Magen Selected as Inaugural Visiting Fellow in Israel Studies

News / April 14, 2022
Magen, a scholar of law, government and international relations, will arrive at Stanford in the 2022-2023 academic year.
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Russo-Ukrainian War Highlights Cyber Threats to Satellite Communications

Commentary / April 12, 2022
Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine demonstrates that hypothetical scenarios of cyberattacks paralyzing satellite communications are already taking place.
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and her team meet at the Hoover Institution with students and faculty from the Gordian Knot Center.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Discusses Importance of Strategic Partnerships with Stanford Faculty and Students

News / April 12, 2022
A visit from the Department of Defense’s deputy secretary gave the Gordian Knot Center a prime opportunity to showcase how its faculty and students are working to build an innovative workforce that can help solve the nation’s most pressing national security challenges.
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What is Ukraine’s best security guarantee?

Commentary / April 12, 2022
Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war on Ukraine has run nearly seven weeks.
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Winners Announced for the Fall 2021 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / April 12, 2022
Congratulations to our newest student honorees.
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Predoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Tongtong Zhang Examines Channels for Public Deliberation in China

Q&As / April 12, 2022
Political Scientist and APARC Predoctoral Fellow Tongtong Zhang explores how the Chinese Communist Party maintains control through various forms of political communication.
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Through the Glass Darkly: Ukraine and the Question of Genocide

Commentary / April 11, 2022
What is genocide? Did the Soviet Holodomor (man-made famine) in 1930s Ukraine fit this definition? Do the recent atrocities in Bucha? Has the Russian military conducted itself in a similar manner in prior conflicts? Is there a pattern there? Find out as Sean Patrick Hazlett meets with Stanford Professor Dr. Norman Naimark.
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Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

News / April 11, 2022
In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from 2015 to 2050, elders with high educational attainment will have a lower prevalence of functional disability and chronic conditions compared to elderly with low educational attainment.
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"We Have Entered a New Historical Era": Larry Diamond on the Future of Democracy

Commentary / April 11, 2022
Speaking at the April 2022 meeting of the FSI Council, Larry Diamond offered his assessment of the present dangers to global democracy and the need to take decisive action in support of liberal values.
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Mofeed-19 Podcast Explores the Pandemic's Impact on Vulnerable Labor in Egypt

News / April 11, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL, in partnership with the Arab Studies Institute, is pleased to announce the release of the fifth episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video podcast that discusses research efforts pertaining to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Arab world.
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News Roundup from the Cyber Policy Center | March 2022

News / April 7, 2022
News, highlights, publications, events and opportunities from our programs and scholars
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Are We Dumb about Intelligence?

Q&As / April 5, 2022
Amy Zegart on the Capabilities of American Intel Gathering
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What Happens If There’s A Nuclear Attack

Q&As / April 5, 2022
Nearly 70% of Americans surveyed by the American Psychological Association said they worry the invasion of Ukraine could potentially lead to nuclear war and they fear that we could be at the beginning stages of World War III.
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Evan Wright (front row, third from the right), Adriana Reinecke, RSP 2009 (first row, third from the left), and Monica, RSP 2013 (second row, third from the right) with the Reischauer Center staff in Mt. Vernon

The Reischauer Legacy: How the RSP Inspired Me to Dedicate My Life to U.S.–Japan Relations

Blogs / April 5, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Evan Wright, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.
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Californians Living with Handgun Owners Twice as Likely to Die by Homicide

News / April 4, 2022
In the largest cohort study of its kind, research led by SHP's David Studdert and Yifan Zhang shows that people living with handgun owners are significantly more likely to die by homicide compared with neighbors in gun-free homes.
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Some of the original Ukrainian alumni from the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship gather in Kyiv in 2013.

A History of Unity: A Look at FSI’s Special Relationship with Ukraine

News / April 4, 2022
Since 2005, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies has cultivated rich academic ties and friendships with Ukrainian scholars and civic leaders as part of our mission to support democracy and development domestically and abroad.
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APARC Names 2022-23 Shorenstein and Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

News / April 4, 2022
Political scientists Aidan Milliff and Jingkai He will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia, and economist Jianan Yang will join as our Asia Health Policy postdoctoral fellow for the 2022-23 academic year.
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Japan’s Top Envoy to the U.S. Discusses the State of Japan Studies in Higher Education with Stanford and UC Berkeley Experts

News / March 31, 2022
At an in-person meeting of a joint delegation from Japan's Embassy to the United States and Consulate-General of Japan in San Francisco with a panel of experts from Stanford and UC Berkeley, Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita stressed the importance of bilateral academic collaboration in the continual development of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
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Postdoc Fellow Spotlight: Mary-Collier Wilks Explores Power Dynamics and Development Imaginaries in International Organizations

Q&As / March 31, 2022
Ethnographer and APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Mary-Collier Wilks unveils how distinct development narratives shape the dynamics of aid chains and international organizations’ delivery of services in Southeast Asia.
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Pursuing Equity in Pharmacology for Black Patients

News / March 31, 2022
Our recent Health Equity Lecture was given Dr. Utibe Essien, who is on a mission to ensure patients — regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status — have access to the highest-quality medications on the market.
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