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Fighting to End Hunger at Home & Abroad: Ambassador Ertharin Cousin shares her journey & lessons learned

May 22, 2019

Fighting to End Hunger at Home & Abroad:  Ambassador Ertharin Cousin shares her journey & lessons learnedA Conversation in Global Health with Ertharin CousinFSI Payne Distinguished Lecturer...

CANCELED - Good Grids Make Good Neighbors: Peace and Sustainability in the Post Paris World

December 5, 2017

Please note that this event is canceled. We regret the inconvenience.Abstract: Clean energy provides a number of benefits at scales from household to village to city and region.

The Sunflower Movement and the Future of Taiwan's Political Culture

October 13, 2015

Abstract Based on first-hand participant-observation, this talk will examine the culture, politics, and spatiality of the Sunflower Movement.

Doomsday Vaults, Genebanks and Plant Breeding in the Age of Climate Change

May 6, 2015

Read a full event summary here. Agricultural crops are on the front lines of climate change. Can we expect increased food production in the context of global warming?

Connecting the Dots 2015: The Food, Energy, Water and Climate Nexus

April 17, 2015

For more information and to register, visit tomkat.stanford.edu/ctd.Each year Stanford experts from a range of disciplines meet to discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's...

Imagining Xi Jinping's China in 2023: Is a New Type of Great Power Relationship Possible Between the U.S. and China

April 16, 2014

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. As Prime Minister, Mr.

Trauma and Technology: The Role of ICT in Women’s Safety and Mental Health Interventions

February 28, 2014

  Abstract: This talk is motivated by increased efforts in ICTD to lower rates of violence against women (VAW) worldwide.

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

ICC Speaker Series- William Pace

February 20, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

The United Nations and a World in Transition

January 18, 2013

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented a free public talk at Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 17.

Asia's Challenges: Ensuring Inclusive and Green Growth

November 30, 2012

Much has been made of the Asian success story. The region is a key driver of the global economy, and the lives of millions of its people have been transformed in ways unimaginable decades ago.

Sustainability, Equity, and Rights: Human-Animal-Nature Interactions and Intersections

March 13, 2012

This workshop is part of the Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities Series, an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Use of Improved Biomass Stoves in Karnataka and Maharashtra States, India: Understanding Factors Affecting Widespread Adoption

February 24, 2012

Burning of biomass in traditional stoves is associated with a host of ills among an estimated 2.5 billion people around the world, even though cleaner and more efficient technologies exist that...

National Oil Companies and the World Oil Market: Should We Be Worried?

February 7, 2012

State-owned oil and natural gas companies, such as Saudi Aramco, Petróleos de Venezuela and China National Petroleum Corp., own 73 percent of the world's oil reserves and 68 percent of its natural...

Energy Geopolitics in East Asia: Challenges for South Korea

January 27, 2012

Energy geopolitics in East Asia have reflected strong competition among major energy consuming countries (China, Japan and Korea) despite the alleged necessity of energy cooperation to cope with...

Chatham House: National Oil Companies and the Future of the Oil and Gas Industry

December 12, 2011

This event marks the UK release of a new book, Oil and Governance: State-owned Enterprises and the World Energy Supply (CUP), from the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford...

China in the Global Manufacturing Ecosystem

November 30, 2011

PESD associate director Mark Thurber addressed MBA students in the Stanford-Tsinghua Exchange Program (http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cgbe/globalexperiences/step.html) on the global manufacturing...

Transmission Policies to Unlock America's Renewable Energy Resources

September 15, 2011

On behalf of PESD, Stanford co-hosts PIE, TomKat, and SIEPR, and external sponsors Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and the Kauffman Foundation, convened an all-day conference on September 15 on ...

Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

April 27, 2011

Christopher Barrett reviews the evidence on persistent poverty with a focus on rural Africa.

People

Frank Wolak PESD Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Pamela Matson Chester Naramore Dean of the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, FSE Affiliated Faculty Professor, Earth Sciences, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute
Steven Gorelick Cyrus F. Tolman Professor and Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Mark C. Thurber Associate Director for Research at PESD, Social Science Research Scholar
Quentin Grafton Affiliated scholar
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Pamela Ronald Affiliated scholar
Stefania Di Tomasso Research Assistant Research Assistant
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Matt Higgins Research Staff