Francois Diaz-Maurin, a visiting scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, analyzes Catalonia’s referendum attempt, the Spanish government’s response and the impact these events could have across Europe.
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New research by Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky studies Norwegian immigrants to the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries who chose to return to Europe. Return migrants hailed from poorer backgrounds but ended up holding higher-paid occupations back home.
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June 2, 2017
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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.
The Stanford alums are two of the 55 people recently awarded scholarships during the international round of the competition.
With funding for global health on the chopping block in many nations, Stanford visiting professor David Heymann, MD, offered practical advice for the global public health community recently: Think like a politician.
In a talk on campus with Paul Costello, the School of Medicine’s chief communications officer, Heymann, shown above on the right, discussed the importance of understanding how foreign policy decisions are made and positioning public health needs in a way that resonates with policymakers.
With my second quarter of med school about to begin, I made sure to take the time this holiday to engross myself in some good books before the rush of classes begins anew. High up on my reading list was one of my favorites, George Eliot’s Middlemarch, because its heftiness is also what my classmates and I might call “high-yield” – a shorthand way of saying that the wisdom I gain from its pages is well worth the effort of reading it.