Stanford scholars Gi-Wook Shin and Michael R. Auslin discuss options for the United States as it contends with North Korea’s nuclear aspirations.
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Using satellite imagery, a team of Stanford researchers has designed a mapping tool with the potential to transform brick manufacturing across South Asia. If successful, their efforts could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from brick kilns and lead to dramatic benefits for human and environmental health.
News Item A look at health care reform — in China
The struggles with health insurance reform here in the United States piqued my curiosity about what we co
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.
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.
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.