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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Radhika Lalit is Leading the Charge in the Fight Against Climate Change

October 2020

Lalit, who graduated from the Master’s in International Policy program in 2016, is making a policy impact on environmental issues in a number of ways, and recently received two awards for her efforts.

For sale: The Moon

October 2020

It’s official: the Moon is open for business. Last week, NASA announced that seven countries had signed its so-called Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that allow national governments...

Coronavirus Blues: The Detrimental Mental Health Effects of Prolonged Lockdowns and Uncertainty Require Attention

October 2020

Even if effective treatments and vaccines for coronavirus become available soon, we must start thinking about the mental health dimensions of national recovery.

Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border

October 2020

With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children,...

Hope for Nuclear Arms Control?

October 2020

While concern had grown over the past several weeks about a breakdown in U.S.-Russian arms control, it appears the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and nuclear arms control more broadly may...

Initial Economic Damage from the COVID-19 Pandemic More Widespread Across Ages and Geographies than Initial Mortality Impacts

October 2020

Maria Polyakova and colleagues examine how the pandemic impacted individual livelihoods depending on where people live, as well as the age of coronavirus victims.

A Consequential Election for Ukraine

October 2020

For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...

Loren Baker Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 2020

Election to the National Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and...

A Day in the Life of a Master’s Student: Ankita Banerjea ‘21

October 2020

On a typical Monday during Fall Quarter 2020, second-year Master’s in International Policy (MIP) student Ankita Banerjea attends class online, hikes in the Dish, and takes a yoga break.

US-China rivalry: When great power competition endangers global science

October 2020

Seventeen years ago, an outbreak of SARS—a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-1—emerged in China. Back then, a fruitful partnership emerged between the United States and China, that...

“Atoms for Police”: The United States and the Dream of a Nuclear-Armed United Nations, 1945-62

October 2020

In commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Ryan Musto unveils the forgotten history of the dream to arm the UN with nuclear weapons and why three U.S. presidential administrations ultimately...

Postdoctoral Fellow Spotlight: Radhika Jain on Reducing Inequalities in Health Care and Outcomes

October 2020

Radhika Jain, a postdoctoral fellow with the Asia Health Policy Program, shares insights on her research into India’s health care system and how it is responding to both the COVID-19 pandemic and...

How to Ensure a Free and Fair Election During a Pandemic

October 2020

On the World Class Podcast, Nathaniel Persily weighs in on the risk of voter fraud, questions about mail-in ballots, and his work with the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project.

New Fellowship on China Policy Seeks to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

October 2020

Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center invites applications for the inaugural 2021-22 China Policy Fellowship from experts with research experience on issues vital to the U.S. China...

Applications and Academics: Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura Answers Questions About the Master’s in International Policy Program

October 2020

The Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy (MIP) Program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. Meghan Moura answers some frequently asked questions about the admissions process...

Probabilities towards death: bugsplat, algorithmic assassinations, and ethical due care

October 2020

Examining Big Data, machine learning, and the life and death implications of the entanglements of human-algorithmic decision-making with respect to war and conflict, John R. Emery argues that there...

Assessing the Conventional Military Balance Between India and China

October 2020

Oriana Skylar Mastro and Arzan Tarapore join the Observer Research Foundation’s ‘Armchair Strategist’ podcast to discuss how the Indian and Chinese militaries stack up as tensions between the two...

Analysis of an October 2020 Facebook Takedown Linked to the Islamic Movement in Nigeria

October 2020

In this post and in the attached report we investigate an operation that called for the release from prison of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

Analysis of an October 2020 Facebook Takedown Linked to U.S. Political Consultancy Rally Forge

October 2020

An astroturfing operation involving fake accounts (some with AI-generated images) that left thousands of comments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Clients included Turning Point Action and...

Analysis of Twitter Takedowns Linked to Cuba, the Internet Research Agency, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand 

October 2020

In this post and in the attached reports we investigate operations linked to youth organizations with ties to the Cuban government, the Internet Research Agency, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the...

US missed 'golden opportunity' by walking out of Hanoi summit with N. Korea: Hecker

October 2020

President Donald Trump missed a "golden" chance to end North Korea's nuclear program by walking out of his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong-un empty-handed when the North Korean leader had,...

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