International News from Stanford University - 2015
The impact of Stanford research is global and our faculty collaborate with researchers from all over the world. While it is common for Stanford researchers to take overseas trips to work in the field, it is typically less common for their in-country partners to come to Stanford. This is especially true when research is taking place in a low-resourced setting and funding is an obstacle.
Stanford researchers seek better strategies to control the lethal use of police force in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Their findings offer implications for police and communities elsewhere, as the researchers are studying how social and psychological factors affect police and how body-worn cameras can be used most efficiently.
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Once considered as a mere pathway to smuggle drugs to the U.S., Mexico is now suffering from rapid increase in drug addiction. The National Addiction Survey in 2008 reported that the number of people who had used drugs increased by a million between 2002 and 2008 – from 3.5 million to 4.5 million.* At the intersection of social sciences, the humanities and public health, Angela Garcia, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology tells how drug addiction, violence and poverty are related and where she sees hopes for a better future in the region.
Elsa Ordway's research examines the rapidly growing palm oil industry in Cameroon, with the aim of identifying where palm oil expansion can occur while protecting rainforest ecosystems and the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.