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Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert Stanford Health Policy

Goldhaber-Fiebert Wins Impact Lab Design Fellowship for Prison Work

News / October 5, 2021
He will continue exploring how data analytics, decision science, simulation modeling, and infectious disease epidemiology can improve the health of residents of California state prisons and enhance...
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Facebook’s data is a sociological gold mine. Outside scholars need access.

Commentary / October 5, 2021
The social media company shouldn’t be able to hide information about whether and how it harms users (from the Washington Post)
Barry Naughton, Scott Rozelle, and Matt Marostica speak on Zoom during the 2021 Dr. Sam-Chung Hsieh Memorial Lecture.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

News / October 5, 2021
During the summer of 2021, a “regulatory storm” shook markets in China. While the crackdown had its most immediate effects on private education, internet business, and finance, the government has...
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Steven Pifer: Ukraine and NATO — don’t ask, do

Commentary / October 5, 2021
Senior Ukrainian officials have voiced concern that NATO has provided no clarity regarding Ukraine’s membership prospects. Specifically, when might Kyiv receive a membership action plan, known as...
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Negotiating the New START Treaty by Rose Gottemoeller wins the Douglas Dillon Book Award.

News / October 4, 2021
In clear, jargon-free prose, leavened with humor, Gottemoeller conveys both the facts and the flavor of an intense, high-stakes negotiation. The book is a highly enjoyable as well as useful master...
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“The Courtroom of World Opinion”: Bringing the International Audience into Nuclear Crises

Commentary / October 1, 2021
What role does the international audience play in nuclear crises? Scholars of nuclear crises and deterrence have treated nuclear crises as dyadic interactions between two sides. However, states do...
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The North Korean Nuclear Question Revisited: Facts, Myths and Uncertainties

Commentary / September 30, 2021
Facts are difficult to come by, myths are deeply ingrained, and uncertainties lurk everywhere — that, in short, is the nature of North Korea’s nuclear program.
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AUKUS Is Deeper Than Just Submarines

Commentary / September 29, 2021
While the Australia-UK-US security pact shows a seriousness about naval power, the biggest story is the radical integration of leading-edge defense technology and a new approach to alliances, South...

Strengthen U.S. Security Through Nuclear Arms Reductions

Commentary / September 29, 2021
Biden has an opportunity to bolster deterrence, reduce proliferation risks, and lower the risk of nuclear war.
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Ban Ki-moon Urges Global Cooperation to Address Twin Crises of Climate Change, COVID-19

News / September 29, 2021
“We need an all hands on deck approach underpinned by partnership and cooperation to succeed...we must unite all global citizens and nations...indeed we are truly all in this together.”
Stanford Medicine Frontiers in Medicine Joshua Salomon

Joshua Salomon: Pairing Science with Policy to Combat Pandemic

News / September 28, 2021
In this Frontiers in Medicine flash talk, SHP's Joshua Salomon explains how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the urgent need to pair advances in scientific discovery with programs and policies...
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Promoting Intercultural Understanding in Schools: The 2021 Virtual SPICE Summer Institutes

Blogs / September 28, 2021
Teachers from across North America convene online for the 2021 SPICE summer institutes.
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Notes from the Field

Commentary / September 27, 2021
FSE Senior Fellow, Emeritus, Walter Falcon shares observations from Iowa on weather, farming, politics and more.
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Internet Free Speech with Daphne Keller

Commentary / September 27, 2021
Following the election of another Liberal Government, free speech and censorship will soon be back on the table. On this week’s No Nonsense, Tech Law Expert Daphne Keller on the problems of...
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The Sunday Show: The Bad News on Internet Freedom

Commentary / September 26, 2021
Tech Policy Press Podcast with contributions from Daphne Keller
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Australia will get nuclear-powered submarines. Some see a proliferation threat.

News / September 24, 2021
The new AUKUS security partnership led to an immediate diplomatic fallout between France and the United States. But beyond the concerns about NATO and the Western alliance, or questions about great-...

Call for Applications: Visiting Fellow in Israel Studies at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

News / September 22, 2021
The visiting fellow will teach at least one course during the quarter of the visit on some aspect of Israel’s politics, society, economy, modern history, technological development and/or regional or...
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Stanford history project centers on marginalized Bay Area community

News / September 22, 2021
Stanford historians are illuminating the complex story of environmental damage in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.
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[Us and Them] I’m Korean, You’re Not, and There’s a Fine Line You Can’t Cross

Commentary / September 22, 2021
In a new interview with The Korea Herald, Gi-Wook Shin discusses ethnic homogeneity, its nationalist roots, and the limitations to building multicultural identity in South Korea.
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Winners Announced for the Spring 2021 Stanford e-Japan Award

News / September 22, 2021
Congratulations to our newest student honorees.
Joe Biden speaks during an event in the White House September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden announced a new national security initiative in partnership with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (L) and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

A Better Australia Sub Deal

Commentary / September 21, 2021
The Australian-British-U.S. submarine deal may be a brilliant stroke, but it was done without strategic imagination.
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Mongolian Parliamentary Delegation Discusses the Nation's Democratic Future

News / September 20, 2021
At an in-person address to a panel of parliament members and Stanford scholars, Speaker Gombojav Zandanshatar assessed the nation's experiment in deliberative democracy and offered reflections...
Combating Information Manipulation

Playbook shares best practices to combat information manipulation

News / September 17, 2021
The playbook will be launched on Monday 20 September at 9:30am ET.
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Mofeed-19 Podcast Examines Jordan's Response to COVID-19

News / September 15, 2021
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 second episode of Mofeed-19, a 19-minute video...