Environment

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.

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Biden Administration Should Strike a New Deal with Iran

February 2021

On the World Class Podcast, Abbas Milani — an expert on U.S.-Iran relations — discusses the Iranian economy, the future of Iran’s leadership, and what a potential nuclear deal could mean for the U.S.

CDDRL Honors Graduate Lina Hidalgo Named to Time100 Next List

February 2021

Hidalgo has become a prominent voice in Texas politics, and gained recognition for her leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and the 2020 elections. Alex Stamos of the Internet Observatory was also...

Tackling the Health of Women and Children in Global Conflict Settings

January 2021

A new four-paper series in The Lancet exposes the far-reaching effects of modern warfare on women’s and children’s health. Stanford researchers, including SHP's Paul Wise and Eran Bendavid, have...

New Administration Inherits a Democracy in Crisis, Explains FSI Panel

January 2021

Scholars say there is much work to be done to restore confidence in democracy in America and around the world.

Welcoming Dr. Clayborne Carson to CDDRL

January 2021

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Clayborne Carson as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus at FSI.

Statement from CDDRL Leadership on the Events of Jan. 6

January 2021

The leadership of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law would like to express its horror and dismay at the violent attack on Congress that occurred on January 6, as well as the...

Stanford Scholars React to Capitol Hill Takeover

January 2021

FSI scholars reflect on the occupation of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and suggest what needs to happen next to preserve democracy.

Open Letter in Support of Nicholas Opiyo and Ugandan Human Rights Defenders

December 2020

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law expresses its grave concern over the politically motivated arrests of our 2019 Draper Hills Summer Fellow, Nicholas Opiyo, and four other...

In Their Own Words: Why Should You Choose CDDRL

November 2020

Our 2020-21 Post-Doctoral Scholars explain why they chose to complete their fellowship at CDDRL.

The Presidential Election Confirmed How New Demographics Will Shape Politics for Many Years Ahead

November 2020

Following the U.S. election, FSI experts analyze the results, explain the challenges, and discuss what we can expect between now and Inauguration Day.

Paul Wise: Special Expert for the U.S. Federal Court Overseeing Treatment of Migrant Children at Border

October 2020

With unaccompanied minors being detained in hotels during COVID-19, Stanford professor of pediatrics Paul Wise is among the few external people with full access to the facilities, detained children,...

'In Being Together, We Had the Power' - A Belarusian Activist Describes Life on the Front Lines of Minsk Protests

August 2020

On the World Class Podcast, Belarusian scholar and activist Aleś Łahviniec explains why people are protesting, and what it feels like to be out on the streets in Minsk.

Update on the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program

August 2020

A short update from the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program, including our reveal of the next cohort of fellows.

Police Reform in Brazil and Mexico: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What the U.S. Can Learn

June 2020

On the World Class Podcast, Beatriz Magaloni discusses how community-oriented policing and constitutional reform can impact violence committed by police.

What Protests For Racial Justice Tell Us About U.S. Democracy

June 2020

American democracy is facing its most serious challenge in decades, says Larry Diamond on the World Class Podcast. But there are signs of hope.

New Research from the Poverty, Violence, and Governance Lab Examines Police Brutality

June 2020

For the last 10 years, a team of social scientists at the Poverty, Violence, and Governance (PovGov) lab at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) have been developing action-...

Our Democracy Depends on a Safe Election in November

May 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the effects could be potentially devastating to global democracy and the upcoming U.S. election. On the World Class podcast, Larry Diamond and Nathaniel Persily...

Covid-19 Crisis: Is a Showdown Between Public Health Imperatives and Civil Liberties Inevitable?

April 2020

David Studdert addresses the tradeoff between basic liberties and societal health in the current coronavirus pandemic in a New England Journal of Medicine perspective.

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Pascaline Dupas Headshot Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
sgsb 0644 saumitra jhart web preview Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Research Affiliate at the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Amr Hamzawy Headshot Amr Hamzawy Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science