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International News from Stanford University - 2016

News Item The Stanford Global Projects Center

Building and maintaining civil and social infrastructure is a massive and complicated task. Yet it is an essential responsibility of any society. Developing countries strain to build enough new infrastructure to improve the living standards of their burgeoning urban populations, whereas developed ones struggle to maintain and expand existing infrastructure assets. These projects require cross-national and cross-sectoral coordination due to their scale, their impact on population and environment as well as their complexity of financing and governance.

News Item Stanford launches Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program

Stanford University announced today the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

Knight, Scholarship, Hennessy, endowment

News Item First American India Symposium on maternal and newborn survival being held at Stanford

In India, women die in childbirth from preventable complications regularly, and infants there often fail to receive care that can keep them healthy. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to thousands of Indian expatriates, top biomedical researchers and leading tech companies, all of whom could help improve the outlook for women and babies in India. Why not bring them together?