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.

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Quid Pro Quo? Impeachment, Ukraine, and Russia

October 23, 2019

  This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations. However, if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email us at sj1874@stanford.edu.

Expulsions: Inequality's Fifth Circle

May 2, 2012

In the last two decades there has been a sharp growth in the numbers of people that have been “expelled,” numbers far larger than the newly “incorporated” middle classes of countries such as India...

The European and Global Economic Crisis: "The Eurozone Crisis and Prospects for Future European Integration or Disintegration"

October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, delivered the following talk in The Europe Center series “The European and Global Economic Crisis”.

The NATO-EU-Russia Triangle: Different Perceptions and Approaches to International Security

April 19, 2011

About the speaker: Dr. Franz Cede is a retired Austrian diplomat who served as the Austrian Ambassador to Russia (1999-2003) and to NATO (2003-2007).

What the EU Stands For in A Changing World

February 10, 2011

The European Union is a construction “sui generis” and still a work in progress.

From One Imperial Periphery to Another: The Experiences of a Governor's Wife in Russian Alaska

January 28, 2011

This seminar will focus on Susanna Rabow-Edling's book project about three governor's wives, who accompanied their husbands to Russian Alaska in the period 1829-1864. Dr.

The Treaty of Lisbon and EU Trade Policy: A Political-Economic Analysis

May 17, 2010

On December 1, 2009 the Treaty of Lisbon entered into force, bringing to an end eight years of discussions on treaty reforms in the European Union (EU).

Soviet Repressions in Estonia

October 7, 2009

This event is sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe, Center for European Studies, and Center for Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Energy Security, Memory Wars and "Compatriots" in Baltic-Russian Relations

June 11, 2009

According to Professor Muiznieks, since the early 1990s, the Baltic states have been seen as unfriendly in the eyes of Russians due to their "return to the West" attitude.

The New Global Architecture - Where Europe Fits In

May 18, 2009

Ambassador Sheinwald discusses how he envisages international relations will form in the near and far future.

Latvia in Crisis: Where is a Way Out of It?

April 17, 2009

Latvia is a country that has come through a crisis before; can it do it again? Professor Stranga examines the current crisis in Latvia, a country much evolved over the past 50 years.

The New Transatlantic Agenda

April 1, 2009

Ambassador Eliasson sets out the current status of Europe-US relations and acknowledges the wide range of daunting problems the world must face today.

Creating a New Europe

December 4, 2008

Professor Hedlund explores a shift in focus in Europe away from the 'Brussels vs.

Petrostate: Putin, Power and the New Russia

May 5, 2008

In the aftermath of the financial collapse of August 1998, it looked as if Russia's day as a superpower had come and gone.

Poland in an Integrated Europe: Perspectives for sustainable development, greater innovation and strategic partnership in the globalized economy

April 30, 2008

Economic security, sustainable development, clean energy and energy security, better regulations, greater innovativeness and the growing share of Polish economy in the international market; these...

Kosovo: The End of Yugoslavia's Disintegration or The Spark of New Conflict?

January 11, 2008

Mr. Biberaj and Mr. Kesic both examine the issue of Kosovan independence from different persepectives. Mr. Biberaj explains why he believes that supervised independence is the only way forward.

More than a Club in the World

May 7, 2007

"More than a Club in the World" has long been the slogan of the largest and perhaps greatest soccer club in the world. FC Barcelona was one of the first soccer clubs to be founded in Spain.

Europe Now: Integration, Society, and Islam in a New Europe

November 2, 2006

Cosponsored by the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Abbasi Program in Islamic StudiesDaniel Cohn-Bendit was born in France and spent his childhood in Paris.

Austria's Immediate Past Presidency of the European Council

October 11, 2006

Ambassador Eva Nowotny is the official representative of the Republic of Austria in the United States and is responsible for all aspects of the relationship between the two countries.

The Services Directive and the Internal Market for Services in the European Union

June 2, 2006

Professor Piet Jan Slot is a Professor of European and Economic Law at the University of Leiden. He is also the Director of the Europa Institute and Editor of Common Market Law Review.

Surviving Buchenwald: The Story of a Jehovah's Witness

May 11, 2006

Co-Sponsored by the Austrian Consulate General, Los AngelesLeopold Engleitner of Austria is one of the oldest living Holocaust survivors. Born in 1905 in Salzburg, Mr.

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.

Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany

April 11, 2006

Co-Sponsored with the Department of History and the Taube Center for Jewish StudiesRichard Evans is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge, with a particular research interest...

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