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Three new faculty directors join SGS programs in 2018-19

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, Professors Anna Grzymala-Busse and Jessica Riskin will assume leadership of The Europe Center and the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, respectively. The Taube Center for Jewish Studies will welcome back Professor Charlotte Fonrobert, who is returning from sabbatical. Read more about the new faculty directors below, and please join us in welcoming them to the SGS community!

Stanford scholars discuss diplomacy’s future after U.S.-North Korea summit is canceled

Stanford scholars offer their reaction to the cancellation of the highly anticipated summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea.

Following the announcement that the United States had canceled a planned summit with North Korea, Stanford scholars discuss the future of diplomacy and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

Faculty companion grants integrate research with teaching abroad

Six Stanford faculty members from across the university were recently awarded Companion Grants from the Office of International Affairs Research Exploration Fund. The grants enable faculty members to pursue collaborative research while serving as faculty-in-residence directors at Bing Overseas Studies Program locations.

The grants, which are up to $15,000, provide funds to bring a graduate research assistant to the overseas location or to bring a research collaborator from the overseas site to Stanford to deepen the research relationship,

What if California had a foreign policy? Stanford scholars weigh-in

As California and other states and cities act on their own on the international stage, Stanford scholars explore how these sub-federal actors are shifting the laws that would otherwise limit their state authority in foreign affairs.

California – the country’s most populous state and the world’s sixth largest economy – is challenging the legal limits of federal power in foreign affairs. From climate to immigration to human rights, California is increasingly acting on its own.

New book examines the decline of U.S. hegemony in the Western Hemisphere

In Bush II, Obama, and the Decline of U.S. Hegemony in the Western Hemisphere Thomas O’Keefe, lecturer in international relations, applies competing definitions and conceptions of hegemony to various foreign policy initiatives and events during the George W. Bush & Obama administrations to test whether they manifest a decline in traditional U.S. dominance and leadership in the Western Hemisphere.

Professor Milani discusses Iran's role in heightened Syria-Israel tensions on NPR

Tensions in the Middle East are high following military clashes involving Israel, Syria, and Iran earlier this month, and after the Syrian military shot down an Israeli fighter jet. Professor Abbas Milani, Director of the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, spoke with NPR's Michael Krasny about Iran's role in fueling instability in the region.


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