Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

Recent Projects

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Policy Related Research - REAP 2013

Official Policy Briefs(Submitted to China’s State Council) Research and Policy Recommendations on the Situation of Infant Malnutrition and Underdevelopment in Poor AreasAdvisory for Implementing a...
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School Counseling and Junior High Dropout

One out of four students drop out before graduating from junior high. Part of the problem is that students feel like the school does not care about them and lack a sense of belonging.
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Guaranteed Financial Aid for High School

Is low attendance affected by lack of knowledge about financial aid?
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Documenting China's Digital Divide

China faces an emerging technology divide: while some groups have gained much access to technology, others lag behind.
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Paying for Performance

There is a strong relationship between poor health and the achievement gap. Gaping rural-urban inequality is a major challenge facing the rapidly developing Chinese society today.
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Baby Malnutrition and Developmental Delays in Rural China

Left behind by the rapid growth of the Chinese economy in large cities, Stanford researchers find that the average baby in rural China is malnourished and developmentally dealyed.
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One Laptop Per Child

Is a One-Laptop-Per-Child (OLPC) program an effective way to narrow the digital and educational divides in China?
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Computer Assisted Learning in Poor Rural Schools

   Having demonstrated CAL's effectiveness in raising academic performance in poor rural schools, REAP hopes to further integrate the program into the curriculum of all rural schools.  Despite the...
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Text Messaging for Health

The success of multivitamin supplement programs often requires participation from families.
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Best Buy Toolkit for Health

Migrant children in a suburb outside Beijing Over the years, the Rural Education Action Project (REAP) has shown that young children at elementary schools across poor parts of rural China suffer...
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"Across the Pacific" Curriculum Project

Student-aged children in the United States have a poor understanding of China's history, development, and current affairs.
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Counseling, Vouchers, and High School Matriculation

China's national government still struggles to keep students in school through high school Compulsory education in China ends with grade 9.
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Vocational vs. Academic High School

China is the world’s largest developing country.
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Mandarin as a Second Language

Rural ethnic minorities are among the most disadvantaged in their ability to access educational resources.
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One Egg a Day

The government is able to provide an egg for each of these students, but is that enough?
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Computer Assisted Learning in Migrant Schools

Migrant children are among the lowest performing students in China.
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Seeing is Learning

International studies put the economic cost of uncorrected vision at billions of dollars per year worldwide. What is the cost to China’s children?
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Worm Count 2010

Poor health habits are prevalent in crowded dining commons. Intestinal worms are a widespread problem in many developing countries.
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Teacher Training in Migrant Schools

Problem Over the past three decades, hundreds of millions of rural Chinese have migrated to cities in search of new opportunities created by China’s industrialization.
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Free High School in Rural China

Problem Demand for higher education in China is expanding at a rate that is unprecedented anywhere in the world.
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CCTs and Junior High Dropout

Students of poor families often drop out of school to join the work force. China has made great achievements in rural compulsory education over the past decades.
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Paying for Performance in the Battle Against Anemia: Pilot Study

ProblemDespite China’s rapid economic development, prevalence rates of iron deficiency anemia among children in China’s poorest rural areas range between 25% and 60% - implying more than 10 million...
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Peer Tutoring vs. Paying for Grades

Migrant children in a suburb outside Beijing Over the past three decades, hundreds of millions of rural Chinese have migrated to cities in search of new opportunities created by China’s...
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Migration, Money, and Mothers

How might the migration of these parents to find work elsewhere affect the education outcomes of their children?
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