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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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Freedom from Slavery Forum

September 14, 2014

        Parking near Encina Hall: Additional parking available in Parking Structure 7 located in the Knight Management Center. 

Freedom from Slavery Forum

September 12, 2014

The forum is planned as an annual gathering of anti-slavery leaders, designed to achieve two major goals: Create a congenial space where leaders can coalesce, build partnerships and develop a...

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...

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Palliative Care and the Right to Health Advocacy & Impact

January 23, 2014

AbstractAccording to international human rights law, countries have to provide palliative care and pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health.

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...

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...

Conference on Heritage and Human Rights

April 13, 2012

The Stanford Conference on Heritage and Human Rights brings together heritage practitioners, human rights scholars and archaeologists in order to explore competing claims on the domain of heritage...

Sustainability, Equity, and Rights: Human-Animal-Nature Interactions and Intersections

March 13, 2012

This workshop is part of the Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities Series, an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

December 6, 2011

Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Finding a future for climate change

November 1, 2011

Finding a Future for Climate Ethics - a conversation with Andrew Light

Human Rights Education in India

January 13, 2011

As human rights education (HRE) becomes a more common feature of international policy discussions, national textbook reforms, and grassroots educational strategies worldwide, greater clarity about...

The BP Oil Spill: Environmental Justice Implications

October 18, 2010

Join us for a discussion on human rights and environmental justice implications surrounding the BP oil spill from regulatory, litigation and conceptual perspectives.

Mary Robinson : Human Rights Strategies in the 21st Century [Humanities Center Event]

April 13, 2010

President Robinson will be drawing on the work of Realizing Rights in areas of corporate responsibility, right to health, decent work and climate justice.Mary Robinson, the first woman President of...

International Voices Seminar

January 29, 2010

Anne Simonin is a historian at the CNRS in the IRICE lab (Identités, Relations Internationales, et Civilisations de l’Europe), which is affiliated with the universities of Paris I and IV.

Sudan Before and After 2011 [STAND Event]

January 28, 2010

Stanford STAND: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition seeks to use advocacy, awareness-raising and fundraising to address the conflicts in Sudan, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Burma.

Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Court in Southeast Asia

November 4, 2009

Carolyn A. Mercado is a senior program officer with The Asia Foundation in the Philippines. In this position she manages the Law and Human Rights program.

Human Rights at Stanford

October 14, 2009

We are very excited to announce the launch of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law's new Program on Human Rights and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society's...

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