Energy

Energy

This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

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When Screening for Colon Cancer To Save Lives: 45 Is the New 50

May 2021

A national body of evidence-based health experts — including SHP Director Douglas K. Owens — recommends screening for colon cancer in adults 45 to 75 in an effort to protect Americans from the third...

APARC Names James Green Inaugural China Policy Fellow

May 2021

A China expert with over two decades of experience in both the U.S. government and the private sector, Green will lead a research project to consider the policy implications for the United States of...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 4)

May 2021

Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"

Perspectives on Rising Anti-Asian Violence from REDI

May 2021

The Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force sheds light on historical roots of anti-Asian racism and considers how our troubling times can present an important opening for Asian...

China Looms Large, Despite a Strong US-Japan Alliance

May 2021

From Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands to economics, trade, and human rights issues in Xinjiang and Hong Kong, the U.S.-Japan alliance has plenty to tackle with its policies towards China.

California's Latinos Hit Hard At All Levels by Pandemic

May 2021

Latinos, the state’s largest ethnic group, have faced greater exposure to COVID-19 and has contracted and died from the coronavirus at higher rates than non-Hispanic whites, according to a study led...

Encouraging Sign: Many California Prisoners Willing To Be Vaccinated

May 2021

Two-thirds of the nearly 100,000 incarcerated residents in California's 35 prisons were offered COVID-19 vaccines and 66.5% of those accepted at least one dose, according to a new Stanford study...

Harold Trinkunas Appointed as Interim Co-Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation

May 2021

Trinkunas, whose research examines issues related to foreign policy, governance and security, particularly in Latin America, will lead the center along with FSI Senior Fellow Rodney Ewing.

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2020–21 Regional Programs in Japan

May 2021

Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

The Illegality of Targeting Civilians by Way of Belligerent Reprisal: Implications for U.S. Nuclear Doctrine

May 2021

Scott Sagan and Allen Weiner argue that for legal, ethical, and strategic reasons, it is time for the United States to affirmatively recognize the customary international law prohibition on targeting...

The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

May 2021

On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.

The Importance of Risk Perceptions During Pandemic Shutdowns

May 2021

A new Stanford study suggests that people’s perceptions of their own risks play an important role in their actions — and that shelter-in-place policies influence what they do, but not to the extent...

One Face, Many Names: An Investigation into Fake NGOs and Media Outlets Linked to Harouna Douamba on and off Facebook

May 2021

A Facebook takedown exposes a network of NGO and media entities linked to Harouna Douamba.

The Crisis After the Crisis: How Ladakh Will Shape India’s Competition with China

May 2021

The border crisis in Ladakh may end in war or peace — or it may never end.

How SPICE’s China Scholars Program Accelerated My Love for International Relations

May 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Santiago Calderon, an alumnus of the China Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 course.

Why North Korean Human Rights Matter: Book Talk with Robert R. King

April 2021

In his new book, "Patterns of Impunity," Ambassador King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights from 2009 to 2017, shines a spotlight on the North Korean human rights crisis...

How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

April 2021

A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

Swe Win, Editor-in-Chief of Myanmar Now, to Receive 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award

April 2021

An esteemed investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win is the recipient of the twentieth Shorenstein Award. He currently leads the editorial team of the independent news agency...

The Conversation: If China’s Middle Class Continues to Thrive and Grow, What Will it Mean for the Rest of the World?

April 2021

Amitrajeet Batabyal quotes Scott Rozelle in his article discussing China's status as a middle-income nation and their possible rise to high-income.

The first 100 days: Breaking with Trump on Russia

April 2021

President Joe Biden is the first president since the Cold War to begin his term not seeking closer relations with Russia; there will be no “reset.”

People

huan wang stanford 1 Huan Wang Research Scholar
rsd19 072 0081a Harold Trinkunas Interim Co-director, Senior Research Scholar
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Owens1 Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)