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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.

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The Art of Authoritarian Control in China

February 2017

Abstract:When villages in China began to introduce local elections in the 1980s it was, for many, a moment of great optimism about the prospects for local democracy in the Peoples' Republic.

Japan and Silicon Valley: Origins, Trajectories, and Implications

February 2017

Silicon Valley and Japan have both been important areas of innovation, and have interesting histories that have altered the course of the world; however, they have approached innovation very differently.

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

The European Crisis

January 2017

"The European Crisis"Date:  January 17, 2017Venue:  Oksenberg Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker:  Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

January 2017

Audio and transcript from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center seminar, "Can India Ever Become a Great Power?" with Ashley J. Tellis on Jan.

Thailand's Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Thailand’s Long Endgame: Crises, Coups, Prospects," with Thitinan Pongsudhirak on Oct.

The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "The 1965-66 Politicide in Indonesia: Toward Knowing Who Did What to Whom and Why," with John Roosa on Feb.

Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia

January 2017

Audio and transcript (forthcoming) from the Southeast Asia Program seminar, "Does Decentralization Lessen or Worsen Poverty? Evidence from Post-‘Big Bang’ Indonesia," with Sudarno Sumarto on Dec.

Building World-Class Universities: An Institutional Perspective

December 2016

A gallery of images from the forum, "Building World-Class Universities: An Institutional Perspective," on Nov. 4-5, 2016, hosted at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Beijing, is available below.

The Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 2016

Speaker Bio: Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. She studies Chinese law and politics.She was a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow at CDDRL (2012-2015).  

Toward Real-Time Measures of Poverty and Vulnerability

December 2016

Abstract:Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to research and policy, but reliable data is often scarce in developing and conflict-affected regions.

U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying out the Rebalance

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the seminar "U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying Out the Rebalance" on Oct. 18, 2016, with U.S.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

How Asia Works: Two Kinds of Economics and the Rise of a Divided Continent

May 2016

What are the ingredients for economic success?

At Stanford, Fu Ying discusses prospect of building US-China consensus

May 2016

 Geostrategic rivalry and economic interdependence coexist in uneasy balance between the United States and China.

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

America's Pacific Future is Happening Now

April 2016

Audio from "America's Pacific Future is Happening Now," remarks from Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and a Q&A with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, on April 21.

Transparency International founder speaks on Panama papers and new efforts to curb corruption worldwide

April 2016

On April 12, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond interviewed Co-Founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen at Stanford University on some of today's most pressing corruption challenges, highlighting new initiatives and efforts to help resolve...

Francis Fukuyama interviews Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on social entrepreneurship

April 2016

Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama interviews Carrie Hessler-Radelet, 19th director of the Peace Corps, at Stanford as she speaks on the changing landscape of volunteering and the significant role of technology and social innovation in...

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference - 1 of 4

March 2016

Video and transcript from the first of four sessions at "Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference," an event held in honor of the late Masahiko Aoki.

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

Presentation slides from CDDRL event featuring Charlotte Cavaille titled, "Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State". ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods,...

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Presentational slides from the event titled, "The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World" by Steven Radelet.  Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

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Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor, Geological and Environmental Sciences
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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
David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics