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. 

Scholarly Publications

Food Security in Indonesia: Defining the Issues

December 1991

Solar-powered Drip Irrigation Enhances Food Security in the Sudano-Sahel

January 2010

Meeting the food needs of Africa's growing population over the next half-century will require technologies that significantly improve rural livelihoods at minimal environmental cost.

Other Publications

Indonesia at a Crossroads

May 1999

It is a large country with a volatile, multi-ethnic population, held together for decades by authoritarian rule and a strong military.

Environmental Quality and Regional Conflict

December 1998

This paper is the result of a project undertaken in the Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, at the invitation of and with support from the Carnegie Commission on Preventing...

Joachim von Braun (ed.), Employment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security

November 1997

Rapid expansion of employment in low-income countries is one of the biggest challenges of development.

News

Climate change a threat to Indonesian agriculture, PNAS study says

May 2007

A new study published May 8th in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) finds that Indonesian rice agriculture is greatly affected by short-run climate variability, and could be...

Stanford-Cargill partnership strengthens to address food security issues

November 2011

Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) has received a $2 million grant from Cargill, a second gift from the company that raises its total contribution to FSE to $5 million...

At climate symposium, Kennedy posits global warming as most serious worldwide threat

June 2004

Speaking at a June 24 joint conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, CESP senior fellow Donald Kennedy warned of the pressing need to address...

Events

Global Transfer of Virtual Water and Nutrients Related to Industrialized Animal Production Systems

March 8, 2005

The global trade in grain and meat between nations is extensive and is projected to grow considerably in the short term.

Food Security and the Environment

October 26, 2005

Brainstorming meeting congregating experts in the field of food security and the environment to identify key issues and the scienfitic questions that must be addressed within each particular field...

Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in the Face of Climate Change

September 3, 2007

Conference report Agriculture is the human enterprise most dependent on climate and natural resources, and is thus the sector that has the most to gain or lose from short- or long-run changes in...

Projects

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
English

Climate and Agriculture: Models, Impacts, and Adaptation Strategies

There is little disagreement now that the climate is changing, and that such changes could fundamentally affect humanity's collective ability to feed itself.
English

Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
English

Multimedia

Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium Series

November 2013

FSE's Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium series brought the world's leading policy experts in the fields of food and agricultural development to Stanford to participate in an integrated, twelve-lecture series on pro-poor growth and...

Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Firms and Foundations

February 2011

Inaugural Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium.

Benin solar market gardens: video gallery

March 2012

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.

People

Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Ling Cao Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
img 6115 crop Esha Zaveri Affiliated Scholar
burney1 Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
Barry Riley1 Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Lori headshot Lori McVay FSE Associate Director for Finance and Administration
tanutama headshot2 Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment