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Assisting the Escape from Persistent Ultra-Poverty in Rural Africa

April 2011

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

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

April 2011

Conference presentations and tutorials now available Conference website Stanford experts from a range of disciplines discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of food, energy, water, and environment.

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007). He also was the Legal Advisor to the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

April 2011

This talk will focus on the investment and policy strategies needed for a dynamic agricultural sector, and how conditions in Africa differ from those in Asia.

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Financial Crisis?

April 2011

From 2007 to 2010, a financial and economic crisis gripped the United States, Europe and the world.

Ethnic Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century: A Functioning Model from Europe

February 2011

The 21st century has been branded the century of the worldwide return of ethnonationalisms. Conflicts based on cultural differences are boiling up in many regions, leading to civil wars and to the breakup of states.

The Good News from Africa: Success Stories and Their Implications

November 2010

John Prendergast, an author, teacher, and human rights activist who for 25 years has worked tirelessly for peace in Africa, has been selected to deliver the 2010 S.T. Lee Lecture.  Mr.

Payne Distinguished Lecture Series 2010: Mexico at a Crossroads

October 2010

President Obama nominated Carlos Pascual as the next United States Ambassador to Mexico in June 2009.

Towards Food Security in a Warmer World: Understanding Crop Responses to Climate

October 2010

FSE Fellow David Lobell presented his work on climate impacts on crop production at the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UC Santa Barbara, CA.

2010 Payne Lecture Series: The Struggle for the Broader Middle East: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

May 2010

Zalmay Khalilzad is President and CEO of Khalilzad Associates LLC, an international advisory firm.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

2010 Payne Lecture Series: Giving Back: Finding the Best Way to Make a Difference

April 2010

Bill Gates is the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he shapes and approves foundation strategies, reviews results, advocates for the foundation’s issues and helps set overall direction of the organization.

Technology, Governance, and Global Development

April 2010

Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered.

A Young Man from 'ultima Thule' Visits Jefferson: Alexander von Humboldt in Philadelphia and Washington

November 2009

Jefferson's reputation among contemporaries for his lifelong and far-reaching pursuit of scientific, technical, and architectural interests was not restricted to the United States.

Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery

May 2009

In a culmination of years of research, travel, and experience, Siddarth Kara puts together his thesis on how to tackle the business of modern sex slavery in his Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.

Latvia in Crisis: Where is a Way Out of It?

April 2009

Latvia is a country that has come through a crisis before; can it do it again? Professor Stranga examines the current crisis in Latvia, a country much evolved over the past 50 years.

Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: Can Scholars Make a Difference?

February 2009

Professor Charles Ingrao discusses the efforts of his organization, the Scholars' Initiative, in trying to provide a common platform for the media and politicians to move forward in dealing with the Yugoslav controversies. Prof.

Private Providers and Public-Private Partnerships in Health: Asia in Comparative Perspective

January 2009

Birger Carl Forsberg will present findings from studies in China and Vietnam and put those findings into a broader comparative perspective regarding the future role of the private sector in improving health service delivery and population health....

Gender, Aging, and Health in China

November 2008

Part three of the colloquium series on "The Implications of Demographic Change in China," co-sponsored by the Stanford China Program and the Asian Health Policy Program.