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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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Julie Cordua speaks on child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery

February 2015

Julie Cordua, executive director of Thorn, a non-profit organization founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, spoke passionately on the topic child exploitation and sexual abuse imagery for the...

Evaluating the impact and future of the International Criminal Court

May 2013

In March, Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda surrendered himself unexpectedly to the U.S.

Former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court kicks off human rights seminar series

December 2012

CDDRL's Program on Human Rights inaugurated the 2012-2013 Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series on Dec.

Conference proposes meaningful ways to advance health rights

November 2012

On October 30, the Program on Human Rights (PHR) at Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) held a day-long conference to examine health and human rights.

Exploring new technologies at Stanford to monitor human rights

August 2012

Teaming up with the Brookings Institution and Google, CDDRL hosted a workshop to bring together four United Nations special rapporteurs, civil society activists, technologists and government donors...

Stanford conference to explore indigenous rights in Latin America

May 2012

The Program on Human Rights (PHR) at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) together with the Center for Latin American Studies is hosting a one-day conference on Tuesday,...

Experts debate specific improvements to anti-trafficking measures

March 2012

The Program on Human Rights concluded its ninth and final installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Speakers Series with presentations by Dr.

New Stanford summer course to bring leading human rights actors inside the classroom

February 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...

Trafficking victim turns personal story into powerful force for advocacy

January 2012

Roni Hong, a human trafficking survivor and founder of the Tronie Foundation presented her testimony at the third installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Speaker Series.

Stanford researchers fight human trafficking

November 2011

Human trafficking is a global phenomenon that each year forces millions into lives as prostitutes, laborers, child soldiers, and domestic servants.

Human Rights Watch comes to Stanford

October 2011

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is hosting the Human Rights Watch 2011 Voices for Justice honorees at a special event at Stanford...

Applications for summer fellowships open

October 2011

The Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), together with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society are offering four summer fellowships in...

Human rights curriculum for the 21st century

October 2011

The Stanford Report covered the recently launched Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative, which brings human rights curriculum into the classrooms of California community colleges to transform...

The Program on Human Rights welcomes new program manager

September 2011

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law is pleased to announce that Nadejda Marques has joined the Program on Human Rights (PHR) to serve as the new program manager.

Teaching Human Rights in a Global Context

June 2011

On June 4, 2011, SPICE co-sponsored a conference, "Teaching Human Rights in a Global Context," with the Program on Human Rights (Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, FSI), the...

Roth on Obama's human rights record

April 2011

On April 13, Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch discussed Obama's human rights record to an audience of over 125 students and faculty, marking Roth's first speaking engagement...

David Pressman on the challenges of making "never again" a reality

March 2011

On March 1, the Program on Human rights welcomed David Pressman to the Stanford campus, where he spoke during the eighth installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series.

Alison Renteln speaks on culture as a human right

March 2011

On February 22, Professor Alison Renteln of the University of Southern California spoke during the seventh installment of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human...

John Tasioulas on justifying human rights

February 2011

On February 15, Professor John Tasioulas of the Faculty of Law at University College London spoke during the sixth session of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human...

Rees discusses human trafficking, conflicts, and the transformative power of human rights

February 2011

On February 8, the Program on Human Rights’ at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law welcomed Madeleine Rees to speak as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Series.

Cavallaro on human rights exceptionalism in Brazil

February 2011

On February 1, James Cavallaro, Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard and Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Human Rights, spoke at the fifth installment of the Sanela Diana...

Simmons stresses the role of international law in mobilizing for human rights

January 2011

On January 25, Beth Simmons spoke as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and...

Karen Alter speaks on the evolution of transnational law and international courts

January 2011

On January 18, Karen Alter spoke as part of the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series hosted by the Program on Human Rights at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

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