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International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its ever-threatening northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Events

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How China Can Lead the Way Towards Cooperative Innovation: A Discussion with Amb. Craig Allen, President of U.S.-China Business Council

March 11, 2019

Forty years after the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China, we are at a historic inflection point defined by more and more competition and less and less...

Hedging our Allies: Australia and the Battle Lines for Strategic Competition with China

March 6, 2019

The pace of China-U.S. strategic competition has accelerated in the Asia-Pacific, causing heightened concern among U.S.

Getting China Right: Reassessing Chinese Power and U.S. Policy in Asia

February 25, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by February 22, 2019 at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZCwcHC0qTec2rzj63VALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVAL...

Not Always Stand Divided: Islamists and Secular Rivals in Tunisia

February 21, 2019

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Abstract:Why were Islamists less polarizing in Tunisia than their counterparts in Egypt after the downfall of the autocratic...

Collaboration networks in Conference Diplomacy: The Case of Non-Proliferation Regime

February 20, 2019

Abstract: Multilateral conferences are the bread-and-butter of international politics.

Oral Democracy: Deliberation in Indian Village Assemblies

February 19, 2019

EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by March 6, 2019VALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVALOral Democracy studies citizens' voices in civic and...

Global Populisms and their International Diffusion (2-day conference)

February 15, 2019

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff and visting scholars.This conference aims to examine the international aspects of the rise of populism across the globe: the role of international...

HOW DOES VENTURE CAPITAL WORK AND HOW DO JAPANESE CORPORATIONS LEVERAGE VENTURE CAPITAL?

February 13, 2019

Since its establishment, DNX Ventures (formerly Draper Nexus Ventures) has acted as a bridge between growing Silicon Valley businesses and large Japanese firms.

The 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

February 13, 2019

Brent Christensen is the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei office. Mr.

Building Taiwan’s New Economy: Past Efforts and Future Directions

February 13, 2019

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Rediscovering Internationalism? Japan and the Liberal International Order in the Heisei Era and Beyond

February 12, 2019

The event is jointly sponsored by the Japan Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.The Heisei era started in 1989, with high...

The Future of Europe

February 11, 2019

Brexit, the migrant crisis, the rise of authoritarian regimes, and the eurozone’s calamities have called into question the EU’s very existence.

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

February 7, 2019

The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence.

Russian Hybrid War, Ukraine, and US policy

February 7, 2019

Abstract: This talk will discuss the evolution of Russian hybrid war and how the Russians executed it to perfection to seize Crimea.

Abenomics in the 7th Year: Has it Worked?

February 7, 2019

The event is sponsored by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science andthe Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. When the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan regained the power led by...

The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal

February 5, 2019

Over the course of more than three decades as a diplomat, William J. Burns served five Presidents and ten Secretaries of State.

Prices for Denuclearization of North Korea

February 4, 2019

Note: Members of the media interested in covering this event should contact Noa Ronkin at noa.ronkin@stanford.edu by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 20, to register.

The United States, Europe and Russia in the Age of Trump

February 1, 2019

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Talking to the Enemy: Explaining Diplomatic Strategy in Conflicts in Asia

February 1, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by February 12, 2019 to: https://goo.gl/forms/h9RRcz4vR9Ybn5cQ2VALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVAL...

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict Zones with Dr. Tom Catena

January 31, 2019

Conversations in Global Health: Providing Healthcare in Conflict ZonesDr.

Geopolitical Citizenship: The Implications of North Korean Refugee Resettlement

January 29, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by February 8, 2019 to: https://goo.gl/forms/dht3i9iX06mGpNyC3VALID STANFORD ID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED UPON ARRIVAL...

Defending Free Assembly in the Digital World: A Roundtable with the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association

January 28, 2019

Stanford’s Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, UC...

Discussion on the DPRK with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

January 28, 2019

 UPDATE: This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived? Varying Responses to the Hoover Institution/Asia Society Report

January 24, 2019

Please note venue change to Bechtel Conference Room (Encina Hall, 1st Floor) This panel aims to bring together a diverse spectrum of speakers to generate discussion and debate regarding Chinese...

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Alex Stamos Adjunct Professor William J. Perry Fellow
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Dr. Chonira Enushka Aturupane Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer in International Policy
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology