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Protests demonstrate against Vladimir Putin outside a Russian-owned international investment bank in Budapest, Hungary.

President Zelenskyy Speaks to Stanford Students in Special Video Address

Lyubov Sobol, an activist and visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains why the success of Russia's pro-democracy movement is important for geopolitical stability.
The Supreme Court

Protecting Reproductive Health Information Health Information Post-Roe v. Wade

Michelle Mello warns that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal protections for abortion could also expose women's' personal health data in court.
Shinzo Abe speaking from a lectern

Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will unquestionably shake-up Japanese politics, says Kiyoteru Tsutsui

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How the cyberwar between Iran and Israel has intensified

Commentary / July 25, 2022
Three things to know about the not-so-covert cyber-operations between these two adversaries
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Keith Humphreys Wins VA Under Secretary Award for Outstanding Health Services Research

News / July 22, 2022
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awards Keith Humphreys top honors for his research on treatments for substance use and psychiatric disorders.
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Participants of the America in One Room national Deliberation Poll in Dallas, TX, 2019

Reforming Our Public Dialogue: New Deliberative Democracy Lab Joins CDDRL

News / July 21, 2022
The Deliberative Democracy Lab (formerly the Center for Deliberative Democracy) is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling® and related democratic processes.
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Fixing Intelligence Failures: The Last Shah, the United States, and the View from Somewhere

News / July 21, 2022
Introducing a new conceptual framework for intelligence analysts, South Asia Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore offers an alternative to traditional intelligence-gathering axioms that helps explain the failure of U.S. assessments on the Iranian revolution and may benefit current policymakers in better leveraging intelligence to achieve strategic goals.
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Extreme heat’s impacts on laborers

News / July 20, 2022
FSE researcher and other Stanford experts explain extreme heat’s impacts on workplace risks, marginalized communities, and the economy.
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Can cash incentives stop deforestation?

News / July 20, 2022
New work by team including FSE researchers provides a broad, cautionary understanding of why financial incentives alone are unlikely to prevent forest-clearing fires in Indonesia’s oil palm regions.
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Stanford/SPICE East Asia Seminars for Teachers in Hawai'i Summer Institute

Blogs / July 19, 2022
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with generous support from the Freeman Foundation, is proud to announce the launch of a new teacher professional development opportunity for secondary school teachers in Hawaii.
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Abortion rights activists protest

Is America Too Troubled to Be Mindful of Indonesia?

Commentary / July 18, 2022
For long-term Jakarta and Washington relations, what will matter is not who will attend the 2022 G20 summit in Bali. It will be the names and plans of the Indonesians and Americans who will run and win in the national elections to be held in their respective countries in 2024.
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The Biden Administration’s Abortion Care Guidance

Q&As / July 16, 2022
In this Q&A with Stephanie Ashe at Stanford Law, SHP's Michelle Mello — a professor of health policy and a professor of law — examines the guidance for health-care providers recently issued by the Biden Administration.
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Brexit was 10,000 years in the making, Stanford historian says in new book

News / July 13, 2022
What Britain’s geography means to the British people is key to understanding why they voted to leave the European Union, Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris asserts.
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Stanford e-Japan alumna Mio Kobayashi, who will be studying at Minerva University as a Yanai Tadashi Foundation Scholar.

Stanford e-Japan Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2022

News / July 12, 2022
Interested students must apply by August 12, 2022.
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Protests demonstrate against Vladimir Putin outside a Russian-owned international investment bank in Budapest, Hungary.

Pushing Back on Putin: The Fight for Democracy Within Russia

Q&As / July 11, 2022
Lyubov Sobol, an activist and current visiting scholar at CDDRL, explains the roots of Russia's pro-democracy movement and the importance of its success to Russia, Ukraine, and the future stability of the global democratic community.
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Shinzo Abe speaking from a lectern

Reflections on the Assassination of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Commentary / July 11, 2022
Abe was one of the most transformative political leaders in modern Japanese history, and his passing will change Japanese politics in a number of ways, most immediately shaking up internal politics within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. To honor Abe’s legacy, we all need to reassert our resolve to protect our democracy in Japan, the United States, and all over the world.
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ARD Releases June 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

News / July 11, 2022
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the June 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and articles investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the politics, economies, and societies of the Arab world.
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Sanne Verschuren awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award

News / July 6, 2022
Dr. Sanne Verschuren has been awarded the 2022 Kenneth Waltz Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Security Section of the American Political Science Association for her dissertation titled "Imagining the Unimaginable: War, Weapons, and Procurement Politics".
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Flanked by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (L) and President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (R), U.S. President Joe Biden points towards the camera.

In Southeast Asia, the United States Needs to Up its Economic Game

Commentary / July 6, 2022
The harsh reality is that, even with still-strong security partnerships, it is hard to imagine the US being able to sustain its overall influence in the region if it continues to lose ground economically.
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New Approaches to Aging: Understanding and Managing Society-Level Characteristics in Elderly Populations

News / July 5, 2022
Broadening the existing scholarship on aging and the needs of different societal groups, Cynthia Chen, Visiting Scholar at APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program, presents nuanced and comprehensive aging metrics that account for the critical factors that influence societal function.
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Abortion rights activists protest

Abortion disinformation is growing and dangerously divisive

Commentary / July 5, 2022
The abortion issue, both polarizing and emotional, is a perfect vessel for spreading divisive falsehoods.
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Seiji Yang at Microsoft corporate headquarters, Redmond, Washington

Rediscovering Mottainai: My Experience with the Reischauer Scholars Program

Blogs / July 5, 2022
The following reflection is a guest post written by Seiji Yang, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 5, 2022.
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SHP Undergraduate Fellows 2022

Undergraduate Fellows Conduct Health Policy Research with SHP Faculty

News / July 1, 2022
After a two-year pandemic hiatus, our Stanford undergraduate fellows are back on campus, spending their summer working with Stanford Health Policy faculty on research and projects. All four are rising seniors yet have varied academic backgrounds and aspirations. Learn more about them, their goals and why they are interested in health policy.
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The Supreme Court

Protecting Reproductive Health Information after Fall of Roe v. Wade

News / June 30, 2022
Michelle Mello writes that the overturning of Roe v. Wade — ending federal protection over a woman's right to an abortion — could also expose her personal health data in court.
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Sig Hecker named by Carnegie Corporation of New York  on its annual list of Great Immigrants today, honoring 34 naturalized citizens whose influence and actions have strengthened our society and our democracy.

Dr. Siegfried Hecker named by the Carnegie Corporation of New York on its annual list of Great Immigrants

News / June 30, 2022
Carnegie Corporation of New York announced its annual list of Great Immigrants today, honoring 34 naturalized citizens whose influence and actions have strengthened our society and our democracy.
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Factory workers in China

The Economist: China is Improving its Human Capital. Gradually

News / June 30, 2022
The Economist features Scott Rozelle and Natalie Hell's book "Invisible China" in this article highlight China's efforts to improve their human capital and face the invisible crisis no one knows about.
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South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks on the government supplementary budget at the National Assembly on May 16, 2022 in Seoul.

Beyond Representation: How Diversity Can Unleash Korea’s Innovation

Commentary / June 30, 2022
A social and corporate culture that values and enforces conformity surely cannot be a wellspring of creativity and innovation. Korean society must find a new source of vitality. Enhancing diversity to stimulate innovation and change could be the answer.
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Draper Hills Class of 2022

Meet the 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

News / June 30, 2022
Fellows will arrive at Stanford at the end of July to begin the three-week training program that provides a forum for civil society leaders to exchange experiences and receive academic and policy training to enrich their knowledge and advance their work.
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