On May 8, Uppsala University announced the winner of the 2015 Johan Skytte Prize of Political Science. The prestigious award resembles a Nobel Prize in many regards, from its Swedish origin to the Prize Committee’s rigorous awarding criteria — it only commends the scholar who “has made the most valuable contribution” to the field.
Officials from the Chinese and U.S. governments believe the results of the Jan. 2012 Taiwanese presidential election will benefit their respective national interests, said Alan Romberg, director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center, during a talk at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) Tuesday night. He added, however, that the future of Taiwan’s relationship with each of these countries still remains uncertain.
“Human trafficking is a growing problem nationally and globally, and public awareness is an essential part of any solution,” declared Anne Gallagher, director of the Asia Regional Trafficking in Persons Project, during a panel discussion on the topic Tuesday evening at the Bechtel Conference Center.
Stanford’s Program on Human Rights (PHR) hired Nadejda Marques as its new program manager, according to a press release from the Freeman Spogli Institute.