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Stanford's 121st Commencement Ceremony took place on Sunday, June 17. Among the graduates were 24 IPS students.  IPS hosted a reception and diploma ceremony for graduates, family, and friends.  Congratulations, Class of 2012!

IPS 2003 alum Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, April 18, 2012.

Current and admitted students discussed US foreign policy and the value of the IPS degree with Professor Condoleezza Rice, April 16, 2012.

Students visited Indonesia for this year's IPS Study Trip, March 24-April 1, 2012.

Two Decades of Frontline Development Experience in the World Bank

Mohua Mukherjee
Senior Energy Specialist
South Asia Sustainable Development Energy, World Bank
Thursday, April 12

Steve Hilton, senior advisor to UK prime minister David Cameron, will join Stanford as a visiting scholar at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. March 2, 2012.

Political Science Professor Michael A. McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, was confirmed by the Senate to be the next US ambassador to Russia. December 17, 2011

The Karzai Government and the U.S. Efforts in Afghanistan

Karl Eikenberry
Senior Fellow, CDDRL and CISAC Affiliated Faculty, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Retired U.S. Army Lt. General
Wednesday, December 7
4:15-6:00 p.m.

Elections, Democracy, and Security
Stephen Stedman
Senior Fellow, CDDRL and FSI; Affiliated Faculty Member, CISAC; Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)
Wednesday, November 30
4:15-6:00 p.m.

American Political Dysfunction
Francis Fukuyama
FSI Senior Fellow, CDDRL
Wednesday, November 16
4:15-6:00 p.m. 

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan addressed about 1,400 people at a conference marking the launch of FSI's Center on Food Security and the Environment on Nov. 10, 2011. 

Issues in International Economics

Chonira Aturupane
Lecturer, IPS
Wednesday, November 9
4:15-6:00 p.m.

President Obama’s Policy Directive on Global Development
Jeremy Weinstein
Associate Professor of Political Science, CDDRL and CISAC Faculty member, Director of the Center for African Studies
Wednesday, November 2
4:15-6:00 p.m.

The Geopolitics of Energy
Christine Jojarth
Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law
Wednesday, October 26
4:15-6:00 p.m.

How Organizations Implement Legal Rules in Complex Political Environments
Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Professor of Law and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Wednesday, October 19
4:15-6:00 p.m.

Issues in Global Democracy
Larry Diamond
Director, CDDRL; Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Hoover Institution and Professor of Political Science and Sociology, by courtesy
Wednesday, October 12
4:15-6:00 p.m. 
Gerhard Casper, Stanford’s ninth president and a senior fellow at Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, has been appointed FSI Director for a year beginning Sept. 1, 2012.

Jeremy Weinstein, Associate Professor of Political Science, CDDRL and CISAC Faculty, and Director of the Center for African Studies has returned after serving for two years as Director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council, Sept. 28, 2011.

Michael McFaul, Professor of Political Science, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, and Former Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Deputy Director, has been nominated to serve as US ambassador to Russia, September 16, 2011.

Karl Eikenberry, Former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and retired US Army Lieutenant General, joins FSI as 2011 Payne Distinguished Lecturer, September 6, 2011.
FSI launches Food Security and Environment as a research center, September 1, 2011.

US Army Colonel Joseph Felter, who served in Afghanistan, joins the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) as a senior research scholar on terrorism, counterinsurgency, and special operations, September 2011.

IPS students' practicum work on "Sovereign Fiscal Responsibility Index" is featured in the Wall Street Journal on March 23 and on CNN on May 11, 2011. 

Energy and Climate Change

S T Foo
MA, International Policy Studies, 2001
Deputy Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Republic of Singapore
Monday, April 25 2011
12:00-1:00 p.m. 
Stephen Stedman, Former IPS Director and Senior Fellow at FSI's Center for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law (CDDRL), is named director of the Kofi Annan Foundation's Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security, April 2011. 

What's in a Coffee Cup: Turkey and the European Union

Reception and Film Screening
Zeynep Gursal
Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Director and Co-Producer, "Coffee Futures"
Hakan Tekin
Consul General, Republic of Turkey
Cihan Tugal
Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Wednesday, April 6 2011
5:00-6:30 p.m. 


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