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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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2019 APARC Holiday Party

November 26, 2019

The 2016 Presidential Election in the United States and its Meaning for American Politics

October 17, 2019

The outcome of the 2016 American presidential election surprised many observers,but it provides an opportunity to reflect on both its historical and current determinants.

State Capture in China?

October 17, 2019

Abstract:The dynamic game between political and business elites in both democratic and non-democratic countries has received much attention since the rise of the super-rich in global politics.

Centennial Concert for Yenching University - Stuart Conference Room

October 17, 2019

In connection with the 100th anniversary of Yenching University, the opening ceremony of the Stuart Conference Room (SCR) was held at the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) on October 8....

Book Talk with Ambassador Susan E. Rice

October 14, 2019

Ambassador Susan Rice will discuss her book, "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For." This event is open to the public and books will be available for sale. Amb.

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce

October 4, 2019

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S.

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and Consequences

September 27, 2019

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and ConsequencesSince March 2018, the US–China trade conflict has escalated from a tariff war to a technology war, and a strategic...

The Education of an Idealist: A Conversation with Samantha Power

September 27, 2019

The Education of an Idealist traces Power’s distinctly American journey, from Irish immigrant to human rights activist to United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

A.I., Semiconductors and Beyond: A U.S. Strategy for Winning the Tech Race with China

September 24, 2019

Stanford University's Hoover Institution in Washington is pleased to invite you to attend the next National Security and Technology Congressional Briefing. The briefing, centered on the U.S.

Iraq: Past, Present, Future

September 20, 2019

Click here to RSVP*Due to space constraints, space is limited.

Authoritarian Legitimation and Insecure Collective Identity: Lessons From Putin’s Russia

September 20, 2019

Abstract: This study brings together social identity theory and the literature on ontological security in international relations to highlight the role of leadership processes for group formation...

Russian Grassroots Activism for the Environment and Beyond

September 16, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Despite a lull after the fall of the Soviet Union, grassroots activism in Russia is on the rise.

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World

September 10, 2019

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Putin Exodus and Its Implications for Russia and the West

September 10, 2019

Human capital is fleeing Russia.

Conversation on Iraq and American Grand Strategy

September 9, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: We have learned a great deal about Iraq since the fateful decision to invade the country in 2003.

Beyond “Bots and Trolls” — Understanding Disinformation as Collaborative Work

September 6, 2019

Abstract: Russia’s challenge to the West includes information operations (e.g., disinformation, political propaganda, and other forms of online manipulation) aimed at destabilizing the common...

Russian Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future

September 5, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract:  Russian influence operations during the 2016 US elections, and the investigations that followed, revealed the broad scope of Russian political warfare against Western...

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

Russia’s Crony Capitalism: How to Understand Vladimir Putin’s Rule

August 7, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 829 400 048....

Wargaming War Games: How Likely is Thermonuclear Cyber War?

July 19, 2019

Abstract:  In the movie WarGames, a 1980s teenager hacks into a U.S.

Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in A New Global Order

July 15, 2019

Abstract: If before 2014 Russia was widely dismissed by the international community as a regional power whose global influence had died with the Soviet Union, its recent muscle flexing abroad has...

Shorenstein APARC Annual Orientation Luncheon & Photoshoot

June 18, 2019

Center members are cordially invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Orientation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

People

Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey MA Program in International Policy Studies
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
Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Portrait of Michael Armacost Michael H. Armacost Lecturer at APARC