Last month, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) accepted an endowment gift of $5 million from the Stanton Foundation for establishing a professorship in nuclear security.
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) initiated its International Policy Implementation Lab last month, reflecting an effort to support, develop and fund long-term projects grounded in policy-oriented research on specific international issues.
Kharis Templeman, program manager for the Taiwan Democracy Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), studies democratization, dominant-party electoral regimes and Pacific Asia. As a Taiwan scholar, he has keenly followed the protest movement that occupied the Legislative Yuan on March 18, paralyzing the government.
The speech of Chinese citizens is “individually free but collectively in chains,” said Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and a professor in Harvard’s Department of Government.
“You’re the engine of improving the world today,” said Helen Stacy, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) for International Studies, to a student activism focus group Monday evening. “So we want to give you more of what you need to be a platform — to help you spread your word.”
Sagan’s interest in nuclear security was inspired by his college thesis on failed deterrence efforts that led to the Pacific War during World War II. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1977 with a major in government, he pursued a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard University. This led to a job at the Pentagon where Sagan served as special assistant to the director of the Joint Staff.But Sagan does not just influence politicians. As the Caroline S.G. Munro professor of political science at Stanford, he inspires students to take an interest in the world’s nuclear security issues. Besides teaching classes, he hires a number of undergraduate research assistants each quarter.
After almost five years of planning, the University opened the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) last month. SCPKU, a $7 million project designed to strengthen ties with Peking University (PKU), builds off of a partnership between the two universities dating back to the 1970s, which has included joint academic ventures and a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) established in 2004.
Anuradha Mittal and Frederic Mousseau of the Oakland Institute spoke Wednesday evening about farmland investment in the southern hemisphere at an event hosted at the Black Community Services Center.