Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Recent Events

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Good Science and Silenced Security: On Anticipatory Governance in Biobanking

January 15, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 741 503 024. About this Event: The governance of big data and the prevention of their misuse is among...

Labor, Health, and Precarity in the French Nuclear Industry

December 6, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Since the opening of their first facilities, French nuclear companieschose to entrust some (or all, since the 1980s) of their...

The Dilemma of Nuclear Insecurity and Limits of Law

November 27, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Program in History and Philosophy of Science; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and Stanford Center for Law and History. Livestream: This event will not...

States and Nature: The Effects of Climate Change on Security

November 12, 2019

This event is cosponsored with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yMVJu1gmRFk Abstract: Joshua Busby, University of Texas-Austin, will present the...

Developments in Genome Editing Politics and Policy

October 1, 2019

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 172 662 516. About this Event: Somatic (i.e.

The New Geopolitics of Energy

July 22, 2019

Abstract: Russia is a major energy exporter and has used those exports to advance its geopolitical goals. Based on her book "The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas” (Harvard UP, 2017), Dr.

Coercing Syria on Chemical Weapons: Deterrence, Compellence, and the Limits of the “Resolve Plus Bombs” Formula

March 27, 2019

Abstract: In efforts to halt the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons (CW) in that country’s civil war the United States and other outside powers applied coercive strategies, in both a...

Atomic Homefront: screening and discussion

March 10, 2018

The film screening of Atomic Homefront will be followed by a discussion with Human Rights Watch’s Marcos Orellana, Prof.

Addressing highly polluting brick manufacturing in South Asia

March 8, 2018

Abstract: Clay fired bricks are a primary building material used in the rapidly expanding construction sector across South Asia.

Knowledge infrastructures under siege: environmental data systems as memory, truce, and target

September 18, 2017

Abstract: This talk examines the history of environmental data systems in the context of the Trump administration’s assault on environmental science.

Solving Climate Change: 2017

September 12, 2017

Abstract: We live in a world where the risks from a changing climate are clear. New research highlights the magnitude of the risks and the benefits of rapid, ambitious action.

Carbon capture and geological sequestration: science status and the complicated road to deployment at scale

August 30, 2017

Abstract: As a potential measure of mitigating the contribution of fossil fuel emissions to global warming, carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) entails capturing CO2 from from large...

What next for climate? Assessing the risks and the options

May 8, 2017

Abstract: Over decades, assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and many others has bolstered understanding of the climate problem: unequivocal warming, pervasive impacts, and...

How low-carbon technologies will improve our climate, health, and national security and stabilize the world's economies

April 20, 2017

Abstract: In 2015 nations agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all.

Learning from a Disaster: Nuclear Safety and Security Five Years after Fukushima

March 11, 2016

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Walter H.

The changing landscape of infectious diseases and its effects on human health

November 2, 2015

Abstract: Concerns are mounting that changes in climate, land use, species invasions, and connectivity are changing the global landscape of infectious diseases.

Global Seismic Risk and Looming Megacity Catastrophes: Megacities, Megarisks

June 8, 2015

Abstract: According to the UN, in 2008, for the first time, more people live in cities than in rural areas. An estimated 1 billion of these urban dwellers currently live in shanty-towns.

Anthropogenic impact on animal life and its consequences for ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services

March 9, 2015

Abstract: Although anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity are recognized, human impacts on animal life are an under-appreciated form of global environmental change.

Reset of U.S. Nuclear Waste Management Strategy and Policy

February 17, 2015

The United States’ strategy for the storage and disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste is at a stalemate: spent nuclear fuel accumulates at nuclear power plants, yet there is no long-term,...

Projecting Risk into the Future: Sinking of the Titanic and Failure of a Geologic Repository

January 26, 2015

Abstract: The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean on its maiden voyage from Southampton, UK, to New York City.  There was no single cause for the loss of...

Interschool Honors Program in International Security Studies Information Session

January 20, 2015

CISAC Interschool Honors Program in International Security StudiesINFORMATION SESSION for Stanford undergraduates interested in applying for the 2015-2016 academic year   Meet program faculty,...

When We Began to "Think Globally": Radioactive Fallout, the Cold War, and the Making of a Global Environmental Problem, 1945-1963

March 20, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: The Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963 is known as the first nuclear arms control agreement.

People

Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Barbara van Schewick Associate Professor, Law
Paul N. Edwards William J. Perry Fellow
Eva Frankel CISAC Honors Student
Paul Kapur Affiliate
David Clark David L. Clark Affiliate
Robert Weiner Robert Weiner Affiliate
Chris Dunlap Christopher Dunlap Affiliate
Paul J. Jackson Affiliate