Rising nations such as China and India are seeking to play a greater role in the world’s most influential international organizations. How these organizations accommodate rising powers is at the heart of Stanford Professor Phillip Lipscy’s new book.
Formerly bound to the African continent, recent cases of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) in western nations and China warrant increased vigilance given the viruses’ potentially devastating effects on local and national economies, Stanford researchers have said.
When Oranicha (Natty) Jumreornvong decided to leave her home in Thailand to attend Stanford University, her family was uneasy about her decision. Jumreornvong explained in a Stanford News story:
They were concerned that the academic challenges of Stanford and cultural differences between Thailand and the U.S. would be too much for a daughter. Looking back, I understand that their disagreement with my academic choices was out of love.
News Item “Why did I write the book? Essentially, I had to”: A surgeon reflects on his time in Vietnam
For Christmas in 1982, Henry Ward Trueblood’s wife, Nancy, gave him a book about the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang, the first major engagement between U.S. and North Vietnamese forces. The battle took place shortly after Trueblood, MD, arrived for a yearlong tour of duty in Vietnam, having been drafted as a Navy surgeon during his second year of residency. Nearly two decades later, Trueblood took one look at the book cover and began to cry.
News Item After Paris
Stanford's Commitment to Climate Solutions
Stanford faculty across disciplines are exploring the science of climate change and seeking solutions »
June 2, 2017
Stanford News Service
What Happens Now? Stanford Experts Weigh In
After holding the world in suspense, President Donald Trump announced today that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the accord negotiated by 195 countries in 2015 to limit and reduce global warming. Only two countries, Nicaragua and Syria, are currently not involved in the Paris agreement.
For the last three years, thanks to an ongoing effort with China’s Maternal and Child Health Association, Stanford’s Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE) has provided instruction to Chinese physicians and nurses on patient care and the methodology of simulation-based training and debriefing.
News Item A look at cancer epigenetics
The recent film “A United Kingdom” tells the story of Botswana’s maverick first president who defied convention and caused an international scandal by marrying a British woman he met as a law student at Oxford. Seretse Khama, who went on to become a revered figure, set the tone for the country’s progressive policies, which I glimpsed while on a recent visit to the small southern African nation.
While many people view climate change as an intangible and overwhelming problem, they can address its impacts on the oceans, chiefly through continued investment in innovative strategies for managing the seas and the life within them.
That is one conclusion of a new paper titled “Avoiding a Crisis of Motivation for Ocean Management Under Global Environmental Change” from a group of Pew marine fellows and other researchers.
Under the program, now in its third year, each student will earn a master’s degree in Chinese Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University.
The Stanford alums are two of the 55 people recently awarded scholarships during the international round of the competition.