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Oct 2 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
This fall, SGS centers and programs welcomed 20 new visiting scholars from around the world to conduct research and/or teach in a variety of disciplines. Please join us in welcoming this group of scholars to campus, and read about their areas of interest below.
NPR's The Forum
Sep 26 2017 | NPR's The Forum with Michael Krasny | Posted In: Faculty, Media
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...
U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad on April 9, 2003
Sep 22 2017 | Washington Post | Posted In: Faculty, Media
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...
Safe and on the sidelines report cover
Sep 15 2017 | Posted In: Faculty, Research
In recent years, there has been a widespread sense that college campuses have become increasingly tolerant of antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiment.
Stanford sophomore Tien Vo, left, discusses her research with Professor Amy Zegart
Sep 14 2017 | Alex Shashkevich, Stanford News | Posted In: Research, Students
Two Stanford students worked with Amy Zegart, a national security and intelligence expert, this past summer examining U.S. intelligence agencies. Their work will be included in Zegart’s upcoming book. Stanford undergraduates Katherine Irajpanah and Tien Vo spent the past few months collaborating...
Brick kilns
Sep 14 2017 | Rob Jordon, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment | Posted In: Faculty, Research
Brick kilns and their pollution are ubiquitous in South Asia. An interdisciplinary team is combining satellite data and political persuasion to track kilns, raise public awareness and incentivize kiln owners to use cleaner technologies.
Abbas Milani
Sep 12 2017 | Posted In: Awards, Faculty
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...
Ardeshir Zahedi with Richard Nixon in Tehran in 1969.
Sep 8 2017 | Posted In: Announcements, Research
Stanford's Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies (ISP) is offering a new fellowship opportunity to study the new Ardeshir Zahedi Archive at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.
Sep 7 2017 | Posted In: Announcements
The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is expanding its connection to research on business and technology with the addition of the US-Asia Technology Management Center (US-ATMC) as of September 1, 2017. 
Aug 25 2017 | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, Students
In an effort to encourage new curricular pathways, Stanford Global Studies (SGS) is supporting five courses that creatively engage students in learning about global issues.