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Location of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and sampling location. OTZ and AQC stand for Ottozawa and aqua culture center in Okuma town, respectively.

Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns released particulate plutonium

Commentary / July 15, 2020
A new study reveals particles that were released from nuclear plants damaged in the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami contained small amounts of radioactive plutonium.
The Fukushima Dai’ichi Nuclear Power Plant in northeastern Japan.

Being Clear-Eyed About Citizen Science in the Age of COVID-19

Commentary / July 15, 2020
An anthropologist explores the network of citizen monitoring capabilities that developed after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 for what they might teach all of us about such...
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China Faces Tough Decisions and Stronger Headwinds

News / July 14, 2020
China has had great success, but the era of miracle growth is over. Citizen needs and expectations are rising, and deferred reforms are riskier and more necessary, explain Jean Oi and Thomas Fingar...
President Moon Jae In of South Korea during his inauguration proceedings.

Democracy in South Korea is Crumbling from Within

Commentary / July 14, 2020
South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression,” warns APARC’s Gi-Wook Shin. But the dismantling of South Korean democracy by chauvinistic populism and political...
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CoviDB Speaker Series

News / July 14, 2020
In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...
(Left) Congratulations Adam Yao Liu, Winner of the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award; (Right) Portrait of Dr. Adam Liu

Stanford Ph.D. Alumnus Wins BRICS Economic Research Award

News / July 13, 2020
Dr. Adam Yao Liu, a former doctoral student of APARC China Program Director Jean Oi, has been awarded the 2020 BRICS Economic Research Award for his research on how banking systems in China are...
(From left to right) Siegfried Hecker, Victor Cha, Oriana Mastro, Gi-Wook Shin, Robert Carlin

Experts Discuss Future U.S. Relations with North Korea Amid Escalations

News / July 13, 2020
Led by APARC, a panel of scholars hosted by the Freeman Spogli Institute weighs in on the implications of recent events on the Korean peninsula and the ongoing uncertainties in charting a future...
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Q&A: The Data Delusion

Q&A / July 13, 2020
Protecting Individual Isn't Enough When the Harm is Collective. A Q&A with Marietje Schaake and Martin Tisne on his new paper The Data Delusion.
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Stanford Team Uses Data to Help California Track & Prevent COVID-19

News / July 13, 2020
A team of Stanford researchers is working with the State of California on a new COVID-19 assessment tool to help hospitals and public health officials in their pandemic preparedness planning.
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Proposed Guidelines for Lung Cancer Screening Would Nearly Double Number of People Who Should Get Tested

News / July 10, 2020
More women and African Americans would be prompted by their clinicians to get screened for lung cancer under a new recommendation by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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Comparing Platform Hate Speech Policies: Reddit's Inevitable Evolution

Blog / July 8, 2020
On Monday, June 30, 2020, Reddit updated its policy on hate speech. As part of research for a forthcoming book based on the Stanford Internet Observatory’s Trust and Safety Engineering course, we...
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Michael McFaul Testifies on Russian Threat to the U.S. Before House Committee on Foreign Affairs

News / July 7, 2020
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provides testimony for a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing held in response to a U.S. intelligence report that accused Russia of paying...
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Restarting Business in China After COVID-19: New Article in 'The Diplomat' Highlights Results from China Program Survey

News / July 7, 2020
The survey reveals mixed progress in reopening different sectors of China's economy, but also shows that many business leaders in China are planning for some level of decoupling as access to...
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How to Safely Reopen Colleges and Universities During COVID-19: Experiences From Taiwan

News / July 6, 2020
Reopening colleges and universities during the COVID-10 pandemic poses a special challenge worldwide. Taiwan is one of the few countries where schools are functioning normally. In an Annals of...
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Kiyoteru Tsutsui Joins FSI as a Senior Fellow

News / July 1, 2020
Tsutsui, whose research focuses on social movements, globalization, human rights and political sociology, will lead the Japan Program at the Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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Police Reform in Brazil and Mexico: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What the U.S. Can Learn

News / June 30, 2020
On the World Class Podcast, Beatriz Magaloni discusses how community-oriented policing and constitutional reform can impact violence committed by police.
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SPICE’s Jonas Edman Chairs Panel of Community College Educators

News / June 30, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Jonas Edman chaired a panel of community college educators with whom he worked during the 2019–20 academic year.
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Unattainable Conditions for New START Extension?

Commentary / June 30, 2020
President Donald Trump’s chief arms control envoy last week acknowledged the possibility that the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) could be extended, but he added, “only under...
Shiran Shen (left) and Lizhi Liu (right)

Former Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Dissertation Awards

News / June 30, 2020
Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Shiran Victoria Shen is the recipient of the Harold D. Lasswell Award and political economist Lizhi Liu is the recipient of the Ronald H. Coase Award in...
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The Geopolitical Ramifications of Starlink Internet Service?

Commentary / June 30, 2020
Starlink is a space-based internet service provider that seeks to provide high-speed (40 mbps upload, 100 mbps download ), near-global coverage of the populated world by 2021—bringing this service to...
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Air Pollution's Connection to Infant Mortality

News / June 29, 2020
The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increases infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding...
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Ensuring Wide Use of Coronavirus Vaccine Once We Have One

Commentary / June 26, 2020
SHP's Michelle Mello and colleagues note in this New England Journal of Medicine perspective that even when we have a clinically safe and successful vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 — only half of...
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Stanford Health Policy’s newest faculty member: Sherri Rose

Q&A / June 26, 2020
Sherri Rose comes to us from Harvard Medical School, where she co-founded the Health Policy Data Science lab.

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