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FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the value of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

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From Paris to Sacaca: A Human Rights Genealogy

April 23, 2014

AbstractThe trajectory of human rights in the contemporary world is one in which ideas and cultural practices constitute each other in ways that can bedevil theorists and empirical researchers...

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

<i>The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

February 25, 2014

*This event is free and open to the public.*   PANELISTS Don Emmerson - Director of the Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic...

Poverty and Violence: The Hidden Plague the World Has Missed

February 20, 2014

We invite you to join Gary Haugen, former director of the UN investigation of the Rwanda Genocide and President and CEO of the International Justice Mission, to discuss his latest book The Locust...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Tobacco Control and Human Rights

January 16, 2014

AbstractPreventing tobacco addiction is one of the leading ways to prevent fatal disease, yet many nations have declined to take steps against it.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Zombie Paternalism: Can Human Rights Avert a Global Apocalypse?

January 9, 2014

AbstractThe most important post-Nuremberg health-related human right and bioethics principle is informed consent.

Albie Sachs Workshop

June 27, 2013

The event will be a dialogue with Justice Sachs about contemporary human rights challenges in South Sfrica and the role South Africa plays in the region.

Health and Human Rights in South Africa Today

June 27, 2013

Justice Sachs will deliver the keynote address for Summer Session's Human Rights Intensive in CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Shaping the Global Agenda on Child Protection

May 10, 2013

AbstractSince the early years of her career working with children in some of the direst situations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection, has witnessed...

Building Cities In the Desert: A Way Out of Internment Camps for Refugees?

May 6, 2013

Bio: Emily Arnold-Fernández is the executive director of Asylum Access, an innovative international nonprofit that transforms the human rights landscape for refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin...

ICC Speaker Series- The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

March 6, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- Shamila Batohi

February 27, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- William Pace

February 20, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- Carla Ferstman

February 13, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- Jim Fearon

January 23, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

January 9, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

One Decade of the International Criminal Court: challenges and possibilities

December 7, 2012

During the academic year of 2012-2013, the Program on Human Rights’ Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Series will examine the International Criminal Court (ICC) featuring debates with...

The Conflict in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: A Conversation with Steve Hege

December 4, 2012

The Program on Human Rights at CDDRL, the Center for African Studies and Student Anti-Genocide Coalition STAND are honored to host Steve Hege for this special seminar.

Health, Human Rights and Why We Should Care

October 30, 2012

Health is a product of biological and behavioral factors, and humanitarian law and human rights approaches have a long record of assisting the medical community to identify vulnerable people and...

From Dark Networks to Dark Markets: Applying Intelligence Principles to Human Trafficking Networks

October 17, 2012

Speaker Bio:David Blair is an Air Force officer with a background in Special Operations who has served as an instructor pilot and subject matter expert on illicit terror networks in Iraq,...

The Long and Winding Road: Brazil's unique path to a Truth Commission and the hopes for justice in the future

October 16, 2012

On May 16, 2012, President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the Truth Commission (Comissão da Verdade) and announced the Access to Information Law (Lei de Acesso à Informação).

Summer Course Intensive - Honorable Fatu Bensouda

June 27, 2012

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, together with Stanford Summer Session are proud to offer a special session on human rights June 25 - July...

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