Addressing issues of democracy, dictatorship, corruption, and poverty, scholars like Francis Fukuyama and Larry Diamond produce expert research through FSI’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law.
FSI's Center on International Security and Cooperation tackles a range of issues, from longstanding concerns like nuclear nonproliferation and military defense to new challenges such as cybersecurity, biosecurity and regional conflict.
In partnership with the School of Medicine, Stanford Health Policy serves as a hub for interdisciplinary research on global health problems through the lenses of economics, nutrition and politics.
At the intersection of earth sciences and policy, our center for Food Security and the Environment studies hunger and environmental degradation. FSI's Program on Energy and Sustainable Development investigates the interaction and impact of worldwide energy markets.
FSI researchers examine international development from new and creative perspectives. Experts in health, education, governance, energy and social justice collaborate to learn how different levers of action can impact communities.
FSI’s scholarly work spans the globe, from Beijing to Brazil. Former US ambassadors within our faculty include FSI director Michael McFaul (Russia) and Michael Armacost (Philippines & Japan).