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Scholarly Publications

Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

A MOOC With Meaning

May 2017

Under the sponsorship of Stanford University, we designed a massive open online course (MOOC) to raise public consciousness about the past, present, and future dangers of nuclear weapons.

Exploring the Effects of a Short-Term Spanish Immersion Program in a Postsecondary Setting

March 2017

This article probes the extent to which post secondary Spanish learners can substantively increase their knowledge of Spanish over a two-week period within a context of language and content...

Other Publications

Impact Evaluation: Program Jóvenes con Porvenir

June 2017

Jóvenes con Porvenir is a public-funded program run by the government of Zapopan.

Conference Report: Educational and Entrepreneurial Initiatives to Support Youth in Places of Violence [June 2015]

June 2017

Following in the footsteps of last year’s international conference on violence and policing in Latin American and U.S.

Trust, Transparency, and Replication in Political Science

January 2017

Striving better to uncover causal effects, political science is amid a revolution in micro-empirical research designs and experimental methods.

News

SPICE’s Naomi Funahashi receives 2017 Elgin Heinz Teacher Award

December 2017

Sponsored by the United States–Japan Foundation, the Elgin Heinz Teacher Award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese.

SPICE Director Gary Mukai recognized by the Japanese government

November 2017

SPICE Director Gary Mukai has been named a recipient of the 2017 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Decorations. On November 3, the government of Japan announced that Dr.

China's Top Economic Risk? Education.

November 2017

Bloomberg writes on REAP and Scott Rozelle's work China's looming education problem.

Events

Human Capital and Development: Insights from Korea's Transformation

March 24, 2017

South Korea's persistent economic growth combined with a democratic political system has transformed the country into a developed nation.

Webinar - President Obama Visits Hiroshima: Perspectives and Classroom Resources

May 17, 2016

On May 27, 2016, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Projects

Education, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development

Korea’s miraculous economic growth during the latter half of the 20th century was fueled by a well-educated and entrepreneurial population.
English

Network for Youth Agency: A Program Evaluation

BACKGROUNDCharacterized as a notorious case study of urban violence in Latin America, Rio de Janeiro slums (known as favelas) have long been home to dangerous drug factions.
English

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
English

Multimedia

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

October 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Language and Cultures at Stanford University, leads a discussion of Superficial Korea, a book by Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, which was recently published in...

Scholars Corner

September 2017

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies,...

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Francisco Ramirez Professor, Education
David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Deborah L. Rhode Professor, Law
John Meyer Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program