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2016 Student Photo Contest Winners

In April, undergraduate and graduate students from across Stanford Global Studies programs and centers were encouraged to participate in the 2016 Stanford Global Studies Student Photo Contest. Students submitted over 100 images from across the globe in several categories, including altered images, global events, natural world, people and travel. 

Norman Naimark Receives Humanities Fellowship

Stanford Global Studies Faculty Director Norman Naimark has been awarded a fellowship through the Stanford Humanities Center for the upcoming academic year.

Naimark, who is a Professor of History focusing on Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, will join a cohort of 22 other fellows who are scholars of history, philosophy, music, and English, among other humanities disciplines. Chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants, the fellows are Stanford faculty, advanced Stanford graduate students, and academics from California, across the United States, and Europe. 

SGS Announces Summer 2016 Film Festival Lineup

The seventh annual Summer Film Festival “Youth Culture in Global Cinema,” will run from July 13th to September 7th and features nine films from around the world.  

All films are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and feature a post-screening discussion. 

Admission is free and open to the community.

Click here for a map to the Geology Corner which is on the corner of Lomita Mall and Escondido Mall.

The Politics of Natural Disasters

Can poor crisis response in the face of a natural disaster shift long-standing party support for the long-term? According to research by Lina Erikkson, it can. 

Eriksson, The Europe Center's Visiting Student Researcher, is a Fulbright Scholar who is visiting Stanford from Uppsala University and the Center for Natural Disaster Science in Sweden. In her dissertation, Natural Disasters and National Politics, she examines the electoral effects of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami and the 2005 Storm Gudrun on Swedish parliamentary elections.

Celebrating 50 Years of Latin American Studies at Stanford

The year was 1965. The Cuban Missile Crisis had elevated fears about international security as the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war, and U.S.-Latin America relations were at an all time low.

To improve relations and expertise, and to prevent the proliferation of communism in the region, President John F. Kennedy enacted a series of federal aid and education programs, and expanded funding for higher education centers dedicated to the study of Latin America.

CEAS MA student researches history of disputed China Sea islands

Friction between China and Japan over sovereignty for the resource-rich Diaoyu Islands has escalated in recent years. Research by East Asian Studies graduate student Xiang Zhai reveals new details about the dispute that might help resolve it.

A desolate chain of small, rocky islands in the East China Sea has caused more than a few waves between Japan and China in recent years.


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