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Environment

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.

Recent Events

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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.

SAFECAST AND FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT: THE POWER OF CITIZEN SCIENCE

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...

U.S. POLICY TOWARD ASIA UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: A LOOK AHEAD

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.

Quality and Accountability in Healthcare Delivery: Audit-Study Evidence from Primary Care in India

October 14, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Health Economics SeminarWe present the first direct evidence on the relative quality of public and private healthcare in a low-income setting, using a unique set of audit...

Watching Human Rights in Indonesia: A Verdict on President Jokowi’s First Year

October 8, 2015

Indonesian President Joko (“Jokowi”) Widodo was inaugurated in October 2014.  He is the country’s seventh president, but only its second to be directly elected and its first from both a non-elite...

Why India Matters

September 25, 2015

The United States faces a formidable set of international challenges, from emboldened terrorist organizations, weakening democratic norms, and continued uncertainty within the global financial...

Air Pollution and Short-Term Mortality in Beijing

June 6, 2014

Little empirical evidence exists on the health costs of air pollution in China, one of the most polluted countries in the world.

U.S.-China Relations and the 'Re-balance' to Asia

June 3, 2014

The Obama administration’s “rebalance” to Asia is about much more than China’s rise and changing role in the region, but US-China relations are an integral part of the new policy and the way it is...

CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF URBANIZATION: CHINA IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

May 25, 2014

China’s National New-type Urbanization Plan (2014-2020) sets ambitious targets for sustainable, human-centered, and environmentally friendly urbanization.

The Paradoxes Of Post-Mao Rural Reform: Initial Steps Toward A New Countryside, 1976-81

May 6, 2014

The period from the arrest of the “gang of four” in October 1976 to the final step in the removal of Hua Guofeng in mid-1981 saw CCP rural policy go through a number of phases.

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