International Relations

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 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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The American Passport in Turkey – Book talk with Ozlem Altan Olcay and Evren Balta

September 22, 2021

The American Passport in Turkey explores the diverse meanings and values that people outside of the United States attribute to U.S.

What The Multistakeholder Approach Can Bring to Content Policy Debates

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us next via Zoom next week on Tue, September 28th from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for a conversation with PDI fellows, Julie Owono and Dr Niousha Roshani, moderated by Co...

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

September 13, 2021

Jakarta time: Friday, October 8, 2021 07:00 - 08:30 AM Students often ask themselves: Do I want to be a specialist or a generalist? A hedgehog digging deeper or a fox ranging wider?

Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Asia: Perspectives from Mongolia

September 13, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Here, Right Matters - Book Talk with Alexander Vindman

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

Democracy Promotion in US Foreign Policy

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: US response to 9/11 included a major focus on peace building through democracy promotion.

A Discussion on Democracy in Belarus with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

July 26, 2021

THIS EVENT HAS MOVED TO THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM This event will be held via Zoom: REGISTER HERE The Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) is honored to host Sviatlana...

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy - Admissions Webinar

July 26, 2021

Join Recruitment and Admissions Manager Meghan Moura to learn more about the Master's in International Policy program and how to apply. Please register in advance.

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

July 16, 2021

Please join our partners at APSIA for their 2021 online grad school fair.

Strengthening Democracies In The Digital Age

June 14, 2021

Technological cooperation is one of the key topics of the transatlantic agenda. The capacity of nations to innovate and to regulate will define impact their future relevancy.

Assessing National Digital Identity Systems: The Risks And Rewards

June 14, 2021

With the rise of national digital identity systems (Digital ID) across the world, there is a growing need to examine their impact on human rights.

The Ukrainian Fight for Democracy in the Black Sea Region

June 9, 2021

  The Crimean peninsula has always been an integral component of security in the Black Sea Region.

2021 CDDRL Fisher Family Honors Program Award Winner Presentations

June 3, 2021

The CDDRL Spring seminar series will be open to the Stanford community via Zoom and will be recorded for the general public to watch later.

The Autocratic Middle Class

May 20, 2021

About the Event: The Autocratic Middle Class studies the post-communist middle classes – not as a force for democracy, but as a source of support for autocracy and authoritarian resilience.

Responsiveness in the Shadow of Repression: Vietnam and China Compared

May 14, 2021

A regime that is responsive to social unrest is one that takes steps to address social grievances and demands, rather than solely suppressing them.

The Global Infrastructure Gap: Potential, Perils, and a Framework for Distinction

May 12, 2021

About the Event:  Poor countries lack infrastructure services: 1.2 billion people have no electricity, and 1 billion live more than 2 kilometers from an all-weather road.

Gandhi's Gift: How Nonviolent Protests Fail and Succeed

May 6, 2021

About this Event: In this book project, we walk in the footsteps of the pioneers of the nonviolent approach to provide a reinterpretation of the histories of the great movements of the twentieth...

Kurt M. Campbell and Laura Rosenberger on U.S.-China Relations: 2021 Oksenberg Conference

May 6, 2021

Please note that the event end time has changed to 1 PM (PT) due to a last-minute schedule conflict for our speakers. This is a virtual event.

What Does India Want from a Partnership? A Conversation with Shivshankar Menon

April 28, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia."   India claims to prize its strategic autonomy, but it has built an...

Power to the Parents? Decentralization and Representation

April 22, 2021

About the Event:  Decentralization and community-driven development programs have become increasingly common policies to attempt to improve the distribution of public goods across low- and middle...

Strategic Competition in the Bay of Bengal

April 20, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

People

jerry kaplan headshot 7 Jerry Kaplan Adjunct Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
thumbnail ddo photo Joseph Felter Lecturer
yff 2013 3281 med Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
oriana mastro 1 Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law