September 5, 2012
CISAC affiliated faculty member Amy Zegart has launched a biweekly intelligence column at . The inaugural column examines the new book by an ex-Navy SEAL about the Osama bin Laden raid and the challenges of operating within our 20th century secrecy regime in the increasingly wired world of the 21st century. The column will run every other Wednesday.
September 4, 2012
Toshihiro Higuchi, historian and 2011-2012 CISAC fellow, explains how the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear incident was not due to Japanese cultural shortcomings. He criticizes Japanese officials as using two sides of the the same coin: pre-Fukushima, they praised the safety record as a testament to Japanese self-discipline, harmony and professionalism. In the aftermath of the nuclear accident, they now say the failures are due to obedience, groupism, and narrow-mindedness. Blaming the problem on cultural factors prevents long-lasting reform.
September 4, 2012
Researchers did not find strong evidence that organic foods are more nutritious or carry fewer health risks than conventional alternatives. But they do note that consumption of organic foods can reduce the risk of pesticide exposure.
September 3, 2012
The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome faculty, staff, and both new and returning students to Stanford University for the 2012-13 academic year.