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Stanford scholars develop new algorithm to help resettle refugees & improve their integration

A new machine learning algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help governments and resettlement agencies find the best places for refugees to relocate, depending on their particular skills and backgrounds.

As the world faces its largest crisis of displaced people since World War II, a new algorithm developed by Stanford researchers could help countries resettle refugees in a way that boosts their employment success and overall integration.

Upholding Iran nuclear deal is wiser course for U.S. national interests, Stanford experts say

Stanford professors say upending the Iran nuclear deal would stymie U.S. efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis, isolate America on the world’s stage and strengthen hard-liners in Iran.

If the U.S. abandoned the Iran nuclear deal, it would harm America’s credibility on nonproliferation issues and make it more difficult to solve the North Korean crisis, Stanford scholars say.

Professor Milani Discusses Rising Tensions Between the White House & Iran on NPR

In an address to the United Nations last week, President Trump called the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “an embarrassment to the United States,” and over the weekend tweeted that Iran had test launched a ballistic missile. U.S. intelligence officials have since been unable to confirm the launch actually took place, saying that “as far as we can see, it did not happen.”

Professors Blaydes & Crenshaw Discuss the Global Impact of the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq

Each year, the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, brings a torrent of reflections on the attacks, Osama bin Laden and the future of terrorism. But the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, justified in part by alleged links to 9/11, has had a far greater global impact, write Lisa Blaydes, Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies & the Mediterranean Studies Forum, and Martha Crenshaw of the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies in The Washington Post.

Professor Milani Receives the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award

Abbas Milani, the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, was recently recognized by the Stanford Alumni Association as the winner of the 2017 Richard W. Lyman Award. 

The award, which was established in 1983 in honor of President Emeritus Richard W. Lyman, recognizes one outstanding faculty member for extraordinary service to the alumni community and Stanford Alumni Association programs. Recipients generously donate time to alumni, go beyond the expectations of University appointments and embody the mission of Stanford Alumni Association.

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