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.

Recent News

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Saving the world’s food and water supplies with Ertharin Cousin

August 2018

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that former U.S.

Welcoming the class of 2018 undergraduate honors students

May 2017

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University is pleased to announce the 2018 class of undergraduate senior honors students.Honors students spend three...

Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2017

May 2017

Miguel BronfmanNATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION OFFICE ARGENTINA Sabah HamamouJOURNALIST EGYPT Isabel AmorimEDITORA ABRIL BRAZIL Yasmine FaroukCAIRO UNIVERSITYEGYPT Mohamed ElfayoumyDIPLOMAT EGYPT Eka...

America: the failed state

January 2017

"The book on Trump is still not written. We must to await the coming months to see which man, the deal-maker or the extremist, comes to the fore.

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

CDDRL honors students recognized for outstanding theses

June 2016

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law congratulates its undergraduate honors class for completing their original research and undergraduate theses.

Summer fellow pushes for regional cooperation on environmental governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 2013

Andrea Sanhueza, a 2012 Draper Hills Summer fellow, shares her success story of how a group of civil society organizations helped advocate for improved environmental governance cooperation across...

Tackling development challenges in Africa, three social entrepreneurs join Stanford community

March 2013

In April, three social entrepreneurs working to advance social, economic, and political change in Africa will spend the spring quarter in residency at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the...

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.

In Kenyan slum, mobile phones pinpoint better water

October 2012

An innovative course at Stanford is designing mobile phone platforms that help improve living conditions in Kenya's largest slums.

Five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney

October 2012

With the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney set to focus on foreign policy, researchers from the Freeman Spogli Institute ask the questions they want answered and...

Stanford conference to explore governance and the provision of public goods

May 2012

The CDDRL Program on Poverty and Governance together with the Center for Latin American Studies will host a conference on May 18-19 to explore how governance impacts the provision of public goods...

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,...

Stanford conference explores new development approaches post Arab Spring

April 2012

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy hosted its third annual conference on April 26-27 at Stanford University to present an integrated approach to development in the Arab world.

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

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.

Stanford scholars reflect on Arab Spring

January 2012

A year after the Egyptian uprising, five scholars talk about democracy in the Middle East, how lives have changed in the Arab world, and what the U.S. has learned from the Arab Spring.

d.school uses mobile technology for social issues in Kenya

November 2011

The November 17 Liberation Technology Seminar was co-hosted by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), a nonpartisan economic policy research organization that unites...

An interview with Prince Moulay Hicham

October 2011

Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah was interviewed in the September/October issue of the French journal Le Débat, providing his unique insight on the Arab Spring events as a member of the Moroccan...

Liberation Technology Seminar Series launches for the fall quarter

September 2011

The Liberation Technology Seminar Series is set for an exciting fall quarter.

Chiapas research examines women and governance

August 2011

We sat down with recipient of the FSI Global Underdevelopment Action Fund, Professor Beatriz Magaloni to learn more about her research plans and how her work will address the larger issues of...

About the Program on Poverty and Governance

August 2011

In its broadest sense, development requires not simply sustained, robust levels of overall economic growth, but diminishing (and ultimately eliminating) absolute poverty and profound economic...

The IMF: Violating Women Since 1945

June 2011

In reaction to the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Khan for allegations of rape in May, Kavita Ramdas and Christine Ahn argue in a piece for Foreign Policy in Focus that gender bias is embedded in the...

A fourth wave or a false start?

May 2011

In a new piece published on the Foreign Affairs website, CDDRL Director Larry Diamond argues that the Arab Spring is witnessing a thawing and freezing across the region as anti-democratic forces...

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Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education