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International News from Stanford University - 2014

News Item IPS Students Observe Argentinian Policy in Action

August 25, 2014

During spring break, students in the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) had the opportunity to visit Argentina to meet with a number of elected officials, NGOs, think tanks, and journalists to help them understand the current political climate of the country and get a better idea of how policy affects the population as a whole.

News Item Grounded in Greed

Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Stanford professor Mikael Wolfe discovers how politically well-connected business interests helped put Mexico's groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability.

News Item Welcoming 14 New Affiliates

Please join us in welcoming  fourteen new graduate student affiliates to the Abbasi Program community and Stanford.

Tanvir Ahmed (Religious Studies): Sufism, Shi’ism, pre-modern religious landscapes, dissent

Dean Chahim (Anthropology): Afghanistan, political economy, development, science and technology studies, political ecology

Byron Gray (Anthropology): South Asian Islam, Shari’ah as state and non-state law, Islamic feminism, transnationalism