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.


Foreign Aid
Health care aid for developing countries boosts life expectancy, study finds

Health care aid is directly linked to an increase in life expectancy and a decrease in child mortality in developing countries, according to a new study by CHP/PCOR researchers. Read more »


An American Tale
Reflecting on a childhood shaped by immigration policy

Gary Mukai grew up in a community of braceros – Mexican laborers allowed to work in the United States between 1942 and 1964. Mukai, director of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, recently hosted an event reflecting on the Bracero Program and shares his personal story.


Student Research
New FSI initiative expands global research opportunities for students

The new Stanford Global Student Fellows program will expand opportunities for students to pursue mentored international research in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe. The initiative is funded by an anonymous $1.25 million gift.


First Lady at SCPKU
Michelle Obama promotes study abroad during speech at Stanford center in Beijing

Speaking at the Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing on Saturday, Michelle Obama said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via a high-tech videoconference. +VIDEO+


Asia Health Policy
Stanford fellow addresses burden of cervical cancer in Mongolia

Mongolia has one of the highest incidence rates of cervical cancer in Eastern Asia due in part to barriers to knowledge and access to services. Gynecological oncologist and Shorenstein APARC fellow Gendengarjaa Baigalimaa talks about her research evaluating a new national screening and vaccination program aimed to mitigate the disease. +PDF+





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