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International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Events

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Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan --Comparison with Europe and Implications on Asia--

March 21, 2017

Dr. Sayuri SHIRAI is currently a professor of Keio University and is also a visiting scholar at the Asian Development Bank Institute.

Ivan Krastev, "The Imitation Imperative"

March 2, 2017

Although the post-1989 world is the world that America and Europe made, it has now become the world that America and Europe have started to fear and sometimes even hate.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Peking University Information Session

February 22, 2017

Each year up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated intellect, leadership potential and civic commitment will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Join us to...

The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

February 16, 2017

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO ENCINA HALL, BECHTEL CONFERENCE CENTER, 1ST FLOORThe election of Donald Trump has introduced a big...

US Ambassador to Poland, Paul Jones

February 14, 2017

          The Ambassador's remarks will address:U.S. military deploymentsPoland’s regional and global relations with the European Union, NATO and the United States  Poland’s current domestic...

"Russian Military Reform and its Consequences" by Aleksandr Golts

February 3, 2017

In March 2014 Russian Armed Forces managed to deploy thousands troops on Ukrainian bordere in less than 48hs. This fact was crucial in capturing Crimea.

A "Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership"?: Assessing China's Role in Latin America

February 1, 2017

Latin American trade with China has grown exponentially since 2000. From insignificant amounts, trade with China now constitutes 13 percent of Latin America’s total global trade.

The U.S.-Japan Relationship in the New Era

January 31, 2017

The U.S.-Japan relationship has grown from strength to strength, benefitting both countries in terms of diplomacy, security and trade.

LAD Workshop: Ukrainian Catholic University 2017

January 26, 2017

This five day intensive program for a select group of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders is designed to address how government can encourage and enable the private sector...

Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea's Official Development Assistance in Higher Education

January 24, 2017

Rennie Moon explores a new framework for higher education official development assistance (ODA) with a focus on the transnational bridging benefits of social capital.

Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence From Chinese Schools

January 23, 2017

About the Topic: Professor Park will discuss how promotion incentives influence the effort of public employees by providing evidence from China's system of promotions for teachers.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 13, 2017

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only. The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is currently accepting applications from eligible juniors due February...

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

January 12, 2017

India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy". In some respects it is certifiably democratic; as in the regular conduct of free and fair elections.

How India Works: Caste, Community and the Indian Economy

January 12, 2017

Since its independence, India’s statesmen, policymakers and social scientists all firmly believed that the entrenched hierarchical caste order and the deep divisions between religious communities...

Information Session for Stanford University Scholars: JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan

January 5, 2017

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University ScholarsThe Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers fully funded fellowships to scholars with excellent...

The Logic of China's Global Engagement

December 15, 2016

*/ What is the logic of China’s foreign policy decision-making? Thomas Fingar explores how security and economic development have driven China’s foreign policy stance over the last 35 years.

FSI Summer Programs Info Session

December 13, 2016

Start the year off by planning for summer 2017! Each summer FSI offers exciting and intensive internship opportunities to Stanford students.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

December 13, 2016

It is now commonplace to think of India's rise as a great power as inevitable.

People

David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Marshall Burke Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine