The Global Populism project seeks to examine the diversity of global populisms, and the causes behind their rise. It also seeks to explain the historical processes that underlie populist politics, through an analysis of both domestic and international factors, and deploying a variety of methods. It has four broad themes: the diversity of populisms, the context of party competition, the role of immigration, and the role of international linkages in fomenting populism.
The Program on Energy and Sustainable Development (PESD) is an international, interdisciplinary program that draws on the fields of economics, political science, law, and management to investigate how real energy markets work. Directed by Frank Wolak, the Holbrook Working Professor of Commodity Price Studies in Economics, PESD studies how political and regulatory processes lead to outcomes that are more costly and less effective than they could be.
The Stanford Center at Peking University is the university's headquarters for faculty and students engaged in research, teaching, training and outreach activities in China. FSI senior fellow Jean Oi, the William Haas Professor of Chinese Politics and the director of Shorenstein APARC's China Program, serves as the Lee Kau Shee Director of SCPKU.
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education serves as a bridge between Stanford University and K-12 schools and community colleges by developing multidisciplinary curriculum materials on international themes. Under the leadership of director Gary Mukai, SPICE draws upon FSI research to enhance secondary education curricula on a variety of topics.
The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies provides an intensive 10-month training program in advanced Japanese for a select number of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students.
Visiting Fellows in Israel Studies aims to foster cross-disciplinary analysis of Israel and its unique position as a regional influence and geopolitical actor. The program appoints an Israel-based scholar to serve as a recurrent visiting fellow at FSI for a period of three years. The fellow will teach at least one course during the quarter of the visit on some aspect of Israel’s politics, society, economy, modern history, technological development and/or regional or international relations, as well advise students and collaborate with faculty interested in Israel and the Middle East.