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Handa center research fellow publishes articles on economics & governance

Dr. Desiree Desierto, a research fellow at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, has two forthcoming publications: "Formal Models of the Political Resource Curse” in Economics of Governance, and "What Resource Curse? The Null Effect of Remittances on Public Good Provision" in the Journal of Theoretical Politics.

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.

Stanford student conducts research on India’s 181 helpline for women

With co-sponsorship by the Center for South Asia and the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Stanford student Japsimran Kaur, ’18, spent her summer working with a team of Stanford researchers in Gujarat, India.

Stanford Global Studies colleagues Sangeeta Mediratta, Associate Director, Center for South Asia, and Meredith Miller Vostrejs, Program Manager, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice, sat down for a Q&A with Japsimran to reflect on her summer experience.

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