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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 Projects

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Indigenous Peoples Rights

This project seeks to promote the collaboration between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Program on Human Rights in conducting an interdisciplinary faculty/graduate student research...
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Human Rights Education

In partnership with the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), the Program on Human Rights ...
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Human Well-Being and Human Rights Collaboratory

This initiative, initially funded by the Stanford Science and Humanities Center under the Presidential International Initiative, looks at the contribution by the humanities to global human rights...
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Second and Third Generation Rights in Africa

Background In policy and legal circles, human rights and human well-being are often referred to as "universal" concepts.  The human rights outlined in the 1946 Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
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People

John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education