Energy

Energy

This image is having trouble loading!FSI researchers examine the role of energy sources from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) investigates how the production and consumption of energy affect human welfare and environmental quality. Professors assess natural gas and coal markets, as well as the smart energy grid and how to create effective climate policy in an imperfect world. This includes how state-owned enterprises – like oil companies – affect energy markets around the world. Regulatory barriers are examined for understanding obstacles to lowering carbon in energy services. Realistic cap and trade policies in California are studied, as is the creation of a giant coal market in China.

Scholarly Publications

Societal Determinants of National and European Identities: 1995 and 2003 in comparison

December 2008

For many centuries, Europe had been a battleground.

Engaging Ukraine in 2009

December 2009

Ukraine and Ukrainians will be tested over the course of 2009. The global financial and economic crisis already has provoked a deep recession and falling living standards.

Reversing the Decline: An Agenda for U.S.-Russian Relations in 2009

December 2009

As the Bush administration comes to a close, U.S.-Russian relations have fallen to their lowest level since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

News

European Forum 2005-06 Year Update

June 2006

The European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University had an eventful and exciting 2005-06 academic year.

A Soon-To-Be Global Nuclear Leader? The European Union in Global Nuclear Politics

February 2013

Since its inception, the European Union has come under criticism that it has consistently shied away from taking full-fledged global political and security responsibilities despite its role as an...

Former U.N. Special Envoy to Darfur Jan Eliasson addresses global crisis management

April 2009

Addressing the Forum on Contemporary Europe, Ambassador Jan Eliasson offered a new model for global crisis management of concerns ranging from piracy to global poverty.

Events

Managing the Cold-War Legacy in Europe

June 30, 2001

A dozen years have passed since the end of the Cold War, but the legacy remains in both Western and Eastern Europe.

9/11, Iraq, Madrid and London and Now What?

May 10, 2006

Christopher Hitchens is a columnist for Vanity Fair. His most recent book is Thomas Jefferson: Author of America. His most recent collection of essays is titled Love, Poverty, and War. Mr.

Projects

Nuclear Proliferation, Nuclear Safety, and the Transport of Hazardous Material

Under the leadership of CISAC Consulting Professor George Bunn and Fritz Steinhausler (University of Salzburg), a visiting professor at CISAC and IIS, the European Forum and CISAC co-sponsored...
English

The Cult of the Cross in Byzantium

My dissertation discusses the cult of the cross in the Byzantine Empire from the reign of its first emperor Constantine the Great (r.
English

European Security Initiative

Stanford Initiative on European SecurityWith Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, Europe is facing the greatest challenge to its stability and security since...
English

People

Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution