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Thomas C. Heller, LLB

Lewis Talbot and Nadine Hearn Shelton Professor of International Legal Studies, Emeritus and FSI Senior Fellow and Woods Institute Senior Fellow by courtesy (former)

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December 1st, 2006

'A world at risk': Freeman Spogli Institute's second annual International Conference and dinner

On November 16, 2006, FSI convened its annual international conference, A World at Risk, devoted to systemic and human risk confronting the global community. Remarks by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy, FSI Director Coit Blacker, former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, former Secretary of Defense William Perry, and former Secretary of State George Shultz set the stage for stimulating discussions. Interactive panel sessions encouraged in-depth exploration of major issues with Stanford faculty, outside experts, and policymakers. Read more »



November 30th, 2006

FSI International Conference brings scholars, policymakers to discuss global security threats

FSI convened its second annual international conference on November 16, bringing scholars from across the university together with visiting security experts, policymakers, members of the international community, and practitioners in the fields of political science, economics, law, business, and medicine. The theme of this year's conference was "A World at Risk," juxtaposing debate and discussion on hard security issues such as nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and failed states with problems presented by "softer" security threats such as pandemic diseases, energy shocks, natural disasters, and food security and the environment. +AUDIO+ Audio transcript available +PDF+ 2 conference agendas available
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April 6th, 2006

Researchers Quantify CO2 Reductions of Infrastructure Deals in China and India

A white paper released by PESD researchers shows the potential greenhouse gas emission reductions from major infrastructure investments in developing countries could be substantial. +PDF+
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April 13th, 2005

Energy Policy publishes paper by PESD researchers

Energy Policy, one of the world's leading journals on issues related to energy economics and politics, has published an article by PESD researchers Chi Zhang, Michael May, and Thomas Heller this March documenting how changing incentives for power producers in three provinces have affected the types of plants built and operated, and the implications of those changes for emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. +HTML+
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