On April 19, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies convened a special conference on Technology, Governance, and Global Development, to examine how technical innovation solves, or fails to solve, the problems of chronic global underdevelopment. Experts from business, medicine, philanthropy, academia, government and non-governmental organizations, along with young Stanford alumni, addressed technology's ability to help secure gains in health, economic development, agricultural innovation, food security, and human development. Audio & Video transcripts available
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The Boston Review, edited by Deborah Chasman and FSI's Josh Cohen, professor of law, political science, and philosophy and CDDRL affiliated faculty, has won the 2010 Utne Independent Press Award for Best Writing. Said Utne, "Crack open Boston Review's generously sized newsprint pages and plunge into a world where poems sit alongside political essays, where fiction coexists with cultural criticism, and where - this is key - every element in the intellectual fiesta is thought-provoking and expertly crafted."