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Fresh Faculty: Saad Gulzar talks research on motives behind political candidacy

New assistant professor Saad Gulzar joined the political science department last June after completing a PhD at New York University (NYU) and receiving Masters degrees from Columbia University and the National University of Singapore. Today, his research focuses on the political economy of development and comparative politics. The Daily sat down with Gulzar to talk about his research and influences.

Nuclear comment, nuclear response

On March 31 and April 1, there was a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington that, among other motives, endeavored to provide a reliable international platform for world leaders to enter deliberations on what is perhaps the most contentious international issue of our times: commitment to nuclear security. For those of you who already view this…

Environmental economist Charles Kolstad reflects on climate change conflict

Last week, the Department of Defense released a report titled “2014 Climate Change: Adaptation Roadmap,” in which Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta identified resource conflicts as a key area of nations’ foreign policy in coming years. The Stanford Daily sat down with Charles Kolstad, professor of economics and international expert in environmental economics, to talk about the possibility of increased conflict as climate change intensifies.