October 10, 2012
Who voted for who in the last Mexican presidential elections? CDDRL's Program on Poverty and Governance released the study The 2012 Electoral Geography examining the electoral results from the 2012 Mexican presidential election.
October 9, 2012
The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program is looking for emerging political, civil society and entrepreneurial leaders from transitioning countries where democracy is at risk to participate in the ninth annual fellowship program July 21-August 9, 2013 at Stanford University.
October 9, 2012
Dr. David Relman, a Stanford microbiologist and professor of infectious diseases, has been named the next CISAC co-director. An adviser to the federal government on emerging biological threats, Relman's new role will strengthen CISAC's core mission of making the world a safer place.
October 8, 2012
CISAC's Martha Crenshaw writes in Foreign Policy that the Obama administration has been criticized for an inconsistent and slow response to the deadly attack on the consulate in Libya. But the record suggests that hesitation may be more the norm than the exception.
October 8, 2012
SPICE in partnership with the U.S.-China Institute will be conducting a pre-conference on China during the 2012 ECIS Teacher Conference in Nice, France on November 22, 2012.
October 7, 2012
Karl Eikenberry and Andrew Walder were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on Oct. 6, joining eight Stanford professors and a university trustee who were elected to the organization this year.
October 7, 2012
What if you had the opportunity to work at a leading independent media company in China, or behind-the-scenes on a popular television show in Korea? The 25 students who participated this past summer in Stanford’s East Asia Internship Program gained hands-on experience living and working in East Asia.
October 5, 2012
The UNHCR has called on CISAC's security experts to collaborate on a project to better protect and support the more than 42 million refugees, internally displaced and stateless people worldwide. The result is a multidisciplinary partnership across the Stanford campus and around the world.
October 5, 2012
Lucrative loans, grants, and tax incentives offered by the federal government's renewable energy program have attracted solar developers with the promise of high annual returns on investments, successfully encouraging large-scale investment in solar energy projects. The downside of this strategy, energy experts argue, is that consumers will be footing the bill for these projects for decades to come through exorbitant electricity rates. PESD director Frank Wolak says that in California, electricity rates could increase by 10% to 20% and consumers' bills could potentially increase by 50%.
October 5, 2012
A member of the Emissions Market Assessment Committee (EMAC), PESD director Frank Wolak attended a public meeting held by EMAC at the headquarters of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on September 24. The meeting was convened to allow stakeholders the opportunity to discuss market issues of concern. At the meeting, the University of California Energy Institute provided an expert analysis of issues related to the Cap-and-Trade market, including but not limited to resource shuffling, price containment, and linkage with Quebec.