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JUNE 13, 2017

New Stanford graduate is empowering people with disabilities in Thailand

New Stanford graduate Oranicha “Natty” Jumreornvong moved across the world to learn more about how to improve the lives of people with disabilities at home in Thailand. Next year she'll attend medical school and hopes to apply what she learns to help people back home.

March 28, 2016

Rethinking illegal drug policy in Thailand

In a Q&A, Stanford postdoctoral fellow Darika Saingam explains why Thailand's battle against drugs continues and what is needed to introduce good policy that works to prevent illegal drug trade and supports recovering addicts.

Stanford alumna Birgitte Rasine, Class of '93, published a book of images honoring the rebuilding process after the 2004 Tsunami, in collaboration with photographer Dan Root, who shoots for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Merrell, Manchester United, and H&H Outfitters, and also donates his time to worthy causes (Oregon Health & Science University is one).

The book celebrates the human spirit of survival, strength and resilience, and honors the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 that took more than a quarter of a million lives. The photographs in this book tell the stories of women, children and men in Thailand and India, and volunteers who poured in from around the world to help them rebuild their lives and communities. These are images as meaningful and evocative today as they were the moment Dan took them.