Agriculture

Scholarly Publications

An Unaddressed Issue of Agricultural Terrorism: A Case Study on Feed Security

December 2004

In the late winter of 2003, a number of livestock animals in the Midwest were poisoned due to accidental contamination of a popular commercial feed with a lethal additive.

Reform, Don't Merge, the Homeland Security Council

January 2009

A growing number of scholars argue that the new administration should overturn a key decision by President George W.

Other Publications

Technology Can Nudge Climate Change Politics

October 2011

Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions is primarily a political problem, rather than a technological one.

Congress Could Deal Death Blow to American Scientific Exceptionalism

June 2012

Next year's proposed cuts in federal funding for scientific research and development could be as high as 8 percent, seriously impacting research in agriculture, energy and medicine.

News

Essay in Pakistan newspaper traces roots of crisis in the Islamic world

July 2004

In an essay published June 25 in The Friday Times (out of Lahore, Pakistan), Thomas W. Simons, Jr.

Stanford students visit refugee camps in Ethiopia on design project

March 2013

Four Stanford students traveled to Ethiopia, making their way to remote refugee camps along the Sudanese border to research ways in which technology and design innovation can improve conditions for...

Events

Sustainable Energy: Key to National and International Security

February 16, 2006

National security and global climate change are key motivations for seriously examining strategies for sustainable energy independence.

Integrated Assessment of Energy Technologies and Climate Impact

January 16, 2008

A major type of policy response to climate change is mitigating carbon emissions by putting an explicit or implicit price on carbon.

The Dynamics of Change in Global Energy Systems

April 2, 2008

The world’s energy infrastructure stands on the brink of a major revolution.

Projects

Feeding the World in the 21st Century: Exploring the Connections between Food Production, Health, Environmental Resources, and International Security

This project involves political scientists, economists, and medical researchers to address the question of whether hunger, poverty, disease and agricultural resource constraints foster civil...
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