FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

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Management, Faculty Productivity, and Student Learning in India

October 18, 2018

The idea that good management practices matter for organizational performance is widely accepted.

Private Roles for Public Goals in China and the U.S.: Contracting, Collaboration, and Delegation

September 17, 2018

China and the United States both have public needs that far outstrip the abilities of their governments alone to deliver.  Zeckhauser and Donahue will discuss their book (joint with Karen Eggleston...

Nutrition, Health, and Human Capital Development: Evidence from South Korea, 1946–1977

April 16, 2018

The major objectives of this paper are: 1) to investigate how local nutritional availability in early childhood and in adolescence affected health and human capital development; 2) to explore if...

Japan in the World: National Security Trajectories in Space Policy

March 22, 2018

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. Japan is one of the world’s most...

Nation-State-izing Religion: Bureaucratic Islam in Southeast Asia

February 14, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies Transnational Islam lacks the centralized leadership and institutions associated with Catholicism.

History of U.S.-Japan Relations

February 9, 2018

Symposium on "History of US-Japan Relations"March 6, 2018Philippines Conference RoomShorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (Stanford University) Program9:00am     Registration and Breakfast 9...

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

January 22, 2018

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"February 8 - February 9, 2018Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Freeman...

Disease Control and Big Data Platforms for Health Policy in China: Experiences from Zhejiang Province

September 27, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Asia Health Policy ProgramWith rapid economic development, changes in lifestyle, epidemiologic transition and the ageing of the population,...

Abe Fellows Global Forum: Confronting Climate Change

September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have brought home to everyone the impact of climate change on our economy, our society, and our daily lives.


August 22, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and the Japan Society of Northern California.When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown after...

Workshop of Young Leaders in Asia Health Policy -- Celebrating the First Decade of Stanford University's Asia Health Policy Program

June 12, 2017

The "Workshop of young leaders in Asia health policy" will take place at SCPKU on June 21, 2017, just prior to the annual primary care Forum.

Book Launch: Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 4, 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...


November 15, 2016

Due to an overwhelming response, we have reached venue capacity and are no longer accepting RSVPs.  On November 8, the American electorate chose Donald Trump as their next President. Mr.

US Economic and Foreign Policy under the New Administration

November 14, 2016

Tokyo Foundation - Shorenstein APARC Joint Symposium RSVP required: send name & affiliation with the subject line “TF-APARC Symposium” to info@tkfd.or.jp On November 8, Americans will go to the...

U.S.-Japan Conference: Securing Critical Resources in a New Green and Industrial Era

November 1, 2016

Click here to registerFor more information contact Mr.

Substance Abuse Policy in Thailand: Current Challenges and Future Strategies

May 17, 2016

Background: Substance abuse has been an important social and public health problem in Thailand for decades.

2016 Annual Forum on Community Health Services and Primary Health Care Reform in China

May 10, 2016

This forum will focus on the importance of community health services and primary health care reform in China and discuss the deepening efforts to establish a two-way referral system to help boost...

The Impact of Taiwan's National Health Insurance's 20-year Journey: How has the market responded and will respond?

April 19, 2016

In 2015, Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its historical inauguration in 1995.

"The Divine Grace of Islam Nusantara": Cultural Diversity in Islam, in Indonesia, and in the Muslim World —A Film Screening and A Conversation

April 7, 2016

The New York Times has described The Divine Grace of Islam Nusantara as “a 90-minute film that amounts to a relentless, religious repudiation of the [self-styled] Islamic State and the opening...

Learning from a Disaster: Nuclear Safety and Security Five Years after Fukushima

March 11, 2016

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Walter H.

Non-communicable Diseases Control and Prevention in Zhejiang province, China

January 26, 2016

The lecture aims to introduce the prevalence of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zhejiang Province in China, and also share experience of Control and Prevention of NCDs.

Long-term Care: Is There Crowding Out of Informal Care, Private Insurance as Well as Saving?

January 8, 2016

Publicly provided long-term care (LTC) insurance with means-tested benefits is suspected to crowd out either private LTC insurance (Brown and Finkelstein, 2008), private saving (Gruber and Yelowitz...

The Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Pollution on Children's Human Capital Formation: the Case of Indonesia

January 6, 2016

Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy Program & the Southeast Asia Program This paper analyzes the effects of an early-life shock in Indonesia on children’s human capital formation and...

From Contracting to Collaborative Governance for Elderly Care and Beyond: Dynamic Evolution of Government-Nonprofit Relations in Shanghai

November 2, 2015

This event has moved from the 4:30pm talk to a noon talk.Nonprofit organizations are engaged in public sector management as service deliverers, and more recently, as governance partners.


Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Shipan Lai Visiting Scholar