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.


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. Read more »


The ISIS Threat
ISIS terrorist group potential threat to US, Crenshaw says

Terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw says the terrorist group known as ISIS poses a danger to the U.S. if it grows more powerful. But that organization, she adds, may be overreaching in its ruthlessness and religious zealotry.


Undermining Aid
Felter: Insurgents attack aid programs to undermine governments

Research by CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the government's credibility. Preventive measures include providing greater security around aid projects and limiting advance knowledge about them.


Nourishing the Future
Tackling malnutrition among China's rural babies

FSI's Rural Education Action Program finds that half of rural babies in China are anemic, and many have cognitive and motor skill delays. A nutritional intervention program cut anemia rates substantially. +VIDEO+


Rosenkranz Prize
Using data to fight disease in developing countries

Sanjay Basu, this year’s recipient of the $100,000 George Rosenkranz Prize for Health Care Research in Developing Countries,wants to help countries curb chronic diseases by developing mathematical models that will help allow them to collect data and target at-risk populations.





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