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 value 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. An interdisciplinary team of scholars accomplishes this mission through teaching and honing a research portfolio focused on agriculture, aquaculture, and climate change.

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Three new center directors look to the future at FSI

October 2018

FSI's three new center directors, Anna Grzymala-Busse, Colin Kahl, and David Lobell, outline their vision.

Roz Naylor gives opening talk at Global Food Security Conference

October 2015

FSE director Roz Naylor will give the opening plenary lecture at the 2nd International Conference on Global Food Security on October 12, 2015 at Cornell University.

Human conflict heats up with global warming

April 2015

A chance course at Stanford and a study-abroad trip to Nepal changed the trajectory of Marshall Burke's career, leading him to a human-focused approach studying climate change.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

GMOs could have a role in preventing hunger, says FSE director Roz Naylor

September 2013

Consumers are wary of GMO crops, but FSE Director Rosamond Naylor says they may help fight hunger in the world's poorest places.

Seeds of Sustainability wins 2013 ESA Sustainability Science Award

June 2013

The Sustainability Science Award Subcommittee was unanimous in its recommendation that the Seeds of Sustainability team of authors (which included seven FSE affiliates) receive this year's award....

Bringing a green and blue revolution to Africa

May 2013

Food and water security in sub-Saharan Africa remain a challenge despite the region’s abundance of arable land and untapped water resources.

Water and agriculture in a changing Africa: What might be done?

May 2013

Join us for our final Global Food Policy and Food Security symposium Thursday, May 23.

Expert says Obama's food aid reform has good ideas, bad chance for passage

April 2013

FSE visiting fellow and food aid expert Barry Riley comments on the importance of the President's new food aid reforms, chances of passage, and the US's current role in international food aid.

Scott Rozelle on How Agriculture Vitalized China's Economy

April 2013

Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times.

Video: Understanding the limits of crops under extreme heat

April 2013

FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Understanding the limits of crops (and models) under extreme heat" as part of UC Davis' Climate-Smart Agriculture conference.

David Lobell talks about heat and hunger at ASU

March 2013

FSE associate director David Lobell delivers a lecture on "Heat and Hunger" as part of Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability's sustainability series.

Satellite data play critical role in understanding yield gaps

March 2013

According to a new study by FSE's David Lobell, satellite data can play a critical role in understanding yield gaps and meeting future crop demand.

Debating the future of food in Africa

February 2013

Africa owns 60% of the world’s uncultivated land suited for crop production, but accounts for 30% of the world’s malnourished and only 3% of global agricultural exports.

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

Breeding wheat for a warmer future

December 2012

Scientists are making progress in helping millions of wheat farmers adapt to hotter conditions, but the gains have been uneven, according to a new study co-authored by FSE researchers David Lobell...

Institutions and supply chains help shape Brazil’s soybean boom

November 2012

A new study out of Stanford University examines the role of institutions and supply chain conditions in Brazil’s booming soybean industry and the relationship between soy yields and planted area....

Indian wheat yields gain but reaching limit

November 2012

Wheat is a staple crop throughout much of India, but in many areas it is commonly sown past the optimum yield window.

International climate action needed now, says top UN official

November 2012

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Stanford to set the stage for international climate talks taking place in Doha, Quatar later this month.

FSE has a few more questions for the candidates

October 2012

As a follow up to the FSI piece on five foreign policy questions for Obama and Romney, FSE fellows ask a few additional food security related questions.

There is no food security without health and nutrition

October 2012

Expanding food production and even alleviating poverty does not guarantee food security, health and nutrition.

People

Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Ling Cao Affiliated scholar
Lori McVay FSE Associate Director for Finance and Administration
Vincent Tanutama Research Data Analyst, Center on Food Security and the Environment