Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University


The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is a university-wide research and education institution at Stanford devoted to understanding the problems, policies, and processes that cross international borders and affect lives around the world.


Ebola Emergency
CISAC experts tackle public health & policy questions on Ebola

We ask CISAC biosecurity experts David Relman and Megan Palmer to answer questions about the public health and policy implications of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. +VIDEO+
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Russian Ruler
FSI's Mike McFaul on the 'judo master' in the Kremlin

Former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is featured in this week's New Yorker magazine and writes in this Politico piece that Russia's President Vladimir Putin sees a path to glory that does not involve democratic governance and ignores international norms.


Supreme Nomination
Cuéllar tapped for California Supreme Court

FSI Director Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to replace retiring Justice Marvin Baxter on the state's highest court.


Global Talent
Gi-Wook Shin: Value of foreign talent as social capital

In a recent article in Nikkei Asian Review, Gi-Wook Shin says, "To succeed in the global competition for talent, Japanese and South Korean corporations and governments must reorient their current policies and strategies to overcome cultural and social disadvantage in foreign talent recruitment." Adding, "They must appreciate potential value of foreign talent as social capital."


Feed the World
Stanford scholars cross disciplines to tackle global food security

A team of 19 experts from across campus come together to explore the many facets of food security in a new book edited by FSE director Roz Naylor.





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