October 1, 2012
On September 10, Shorenstein APARC hosted a memorable gathering of 100 alumni and friends in Tokyo. It afforded recent Shorenstein APARC visitors the opportunity to converse and exchange stories with alumni who first visited Stanford 20 to 30 years ago.
October 1, 2012
In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond discusses the journey of Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi from a democracy icon to a political party leader. During her 17-day U.S. tour, Suu Kyi appeared at the San Francisco Freedom Forum carrying the message of forgiveness and non-violence. Diamond reflects on Suu Kyi's leadership and the hope she represents for Burma as it emerges from half a century of military rule.
September 27, 2012
Rising temperatures, an uncertain water supply and more abundant pests threaten California's multi-billion-dollar crop industry. FSE agricultural scientist David Lobell weighs in on climate impacts on California's cherry crop--the canary in the climate coal mine--as part of a half-hour documentary on "Heat and Harvest", a co-production of KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting,
September 27, 2012
The Program on Poverty and Governance releases a research update on new work into the relationship between criminal activity and dropout rates in Mexico.
September 26, 2012
Pamela Matson, Dean of the School of Earth Sciences and FSE researcher, discusses agricultural research in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico and how it relates to the Green Revolution with Stanford's Generation Anthropocene. She also reflects upon the politics of sustainable agriculture and how we might go about feeding the 9 billion people we expect in the coming decades.
September 25, 2012
FSI's Action Fund grants have already been awarded to 20 researchers whose work is aimed at influencing and changing government policies, creating practical solutions to seemingly intractable problems, and training students.
September 25, 2012
The Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP) at the Stanford Law School received a $7.2 million grant from the U.S. State department to build a law degree program at the American University of Afghanistan. Erik Jensen, ALEP faculty advisor and CDDRL affiliated faculty member, was instrumental in securing this funding to help train a new generation of Afghan lawyers and to strengthen its legal institutions.
September 24, 2012
In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the law as a vehicle for social change, this group is collaboratively working to advance the rights of women, minority groups and refugees around the world.
September 23, 2012
CDDRL is pleased to welcome new (and returning) faculty, staff, pre and post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars to our expanding research community for the 202-13 academic year. Enriching our ranks with new scholars and practitioners, allows CDDRL to expand the breadth and scope of our work and global impact. Please join us in welcoming these new colleagues to the CDDRL community.
September 21, 2012
In a Q&A with National Geographic FSE fellow Jennifer Burney talks about her continued work on solar irrigation gardens in Benin, West Africa, and other insights into the spirited personality of this accomplished environmental scientist.