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A panel discussion co-hosted by Shorenstein APARC and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA examined the key dynamics at play in the unfolding regional competition over power, influence, and the fate of Taiwan.

Research led by SHP’s Michelle Mello provides some clarity regarding liability over AI technologies that are rapidly being introduced to health care. She and her co-author analyzed more than 800 tort cases involving both AI and conventional software in health care and non-health-care contexts to see how decisions related to AI and liability might play out in the courts.

This summer, Pamella Eunice Ahairwe (Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Class of 2024) , a passionate advocate for sustainable development, merged her expertise in international economics from the Global North with the Global South perspective of green finance as a Visiting Fellow at the Environment for Development - Makerere University Centre in Uganda, delving into the intricate policy world of addressing energy poverty and achieving sustainable development goals.

Peter Blair Henry is tackling underrepresentation in economics one student at a time – and showing that a small-scale program can impact the profession’s pipeline.

In a recent CDDRL research seminar, Anat Admati shared findings from her research on how banking practices can undermine democracy, which are highlighted in the new and expanded edition of her book, "The Bankers’ New Clothes: What is Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It" (Princeton University Press, 2024).

APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin joined Arirang News to examine geopolitical uncertainty surrounding the Korean Peninsula in 2024, North Korea's intentions, Japan-U.S.-South Korea trilateral cooperation, Seoul-Beijing relations, tensions over Taiwan, and South Korean politics and soft power.

A new article for The Washington Quarterly, co-authored by Thomas Fingar and David M. Lampton, investigates the drivers of Chinese policy behavior, assesses the role of U.S. policy in shaping it, and suggests steps to reduce the heightened tensions between the two superpowers.

A look back at the policy-relevant topics covered by the SCCEI China Briefs series in 2023

Norman Joshua, APARC’s Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow on Contemporary Asia for the 2023-24 academic year, reflects on his work and career path.

Research by Eran Bendavid and colleagues reveals a steady increase in the number of people at risk from tropical cyclones and the number of days per year these potentially catastrophic storms threaten health and livelihoods. The findings could help relief agencies, development banks, and other organizations plan more effective strategies for mitigating extreme weather impacts.

A new report identifies hundreds of instances of exploitative images of children in a public dataset used for AI text-to-image generation models.

The scholarship will support Goldberg’s graduate studies in climate change, planetary health, and environment and development.

Jennifer Brick Mutrazashvili argues that this failure lies in the bureaucratic legacies the country inherited from the Soviet era.

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Beatriz Magaloni can tell you which criminal justice reforms make communities safer in Mexico and beyond.

Stanford’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy – housed at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law – hosted an event last Wednesday to discuss the Arab Barometer’s most recent survey, which concluded just as Hamas conducted its Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

A new study finds that the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy, formerly known as the Mexico City Policy, reduced the provision and use of contraceptives, as well as community health volunteer services, in African countries.

Political scientist Daniel Treisman argues that claims of a global democratic decline and authoritarian backsliding are exaggerated and lack empirical evidence.

Sponsored by Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, the annual award recognizes outstanding journalists and journalism organizations for excellence in covering the Asia-Pacific region. News editors, publishers, scholars, and organizations focused on Asia research and analysis are invited to submit nominations for the 2024 award through February 15.

Led by Professor Hakeem Jefferson, the program housed at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law will advance innovative research on the multifaceted dimensions of identity and their role in democratic development, struggles for recognition, social justice, and inclusion.