International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Events

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American Affective Polarization in Comparative Perspective

May 27, 2021

  About this Event:  American political observers express increasing concern about affective polarization (i.e., partisans’ resentment toward political opponents).

Understanding Radical American Partisanship

May 13, 2021

About the Event:  Political violence is rising in the United States, alarming citizens and leaders alike. How many Americans endorse partisan violence and other forms of extreme hostility?

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.

U.S.-China Relations

May 6, 2021

This is a virtual event. Registration link forthcoming.   Final event time TBD. Event description forthcoming.

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...

Democracy and Activism after the Arab Spring: New Directions in Human Rights, Technology, and the Arts

May 6, 2021

We invite the CDDRL community to join the Leadership Network for Change for our first online event of the year, next Wednesday at 12 PM Pacific time.  Leadership Network for Change alumni Amira...

Farmers' Protest in India

May 5, 2021

Abstracts Navyug Gill: Despite government repression and a resurgent pandemic, the farmer and laborer struggle in India remains a potent force of transformative politics.

The Trump Takedown: An Online Discussion With Members of the Facebook Oversight Board

May 4, 2021

The Facebook Oversight Board will release its decision concerning the takedown of President Donald Trump's account this Wednesday.

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

May 3, 2021

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East May 25, 27; June 1, 3, 2021   Panel 1: Digital Activism Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9-10:30 am PT Opening Remarks: Marc Lynch, Eileen...

Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

May 3, 2021

REGISTER   Panel 1: Digital Activism Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 9-10:30 am PT Opening Remarks: Marc Lynch, Eileen Donahoe, and Larry Diamond Moderator: Hesham Sallam Wafa Ben-Hassine: “The Hyper-Aware...

Eurovision and Intervision: The Politics of Europe's Song Contests

April 29, 2021

RSVP for this event The annual Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s longest-running and most popular television shows, having been first staged in 1956.

Dress Codes: how the laws of fashion made history

April 29, 2021

About the Event: Even in today’s more informal world, dress codes still determine what we wear, when we wear it—and what our clothing means.

French Culture Workshop with Minayo Nasiali

April 29, 2021

Please join us for a workshop discussion of Dr.

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...

Shifting Gears in Innovation Strategy

April 22, 2021

The six Asian countries examined in the new book Shifting Gears in Innovation Policy — China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan — have achieved high economic growth in many...

Hope and Anxiety: South Korean Views of Biden's America

April 21, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." Many Koreans were relieved by Biden's victory but were left wondering where...

The Role of NGOs in Promoting Humanitarian Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea

April 20, 2021

This is the third event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

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.

Refraction and the Rise of the Strategist

April 15, 2021

About this Event: There is no shortage of scholarship on the rise of strategic experts—campaign strategists, consultants, and the like—in Western politics.

The Election, the Riot, and the New President: Japanese Views on the Transition from Trump to Biden

April 13, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." American politics, especially presidential elections, have always drawn...

The Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19, and Governance and Gender in Japanese Sports

April 12, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics Games are scheduled to open in late July with various adjustments to address concerns about COVID-19 such as no foreign visitors to watch the game.

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

April 12, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." When this webinar is held, Joe Biden’s presidency will be exactly three months...

Privilege and Punishment in the Courts

April 8, 2021

About the Event:   The number of Americans arrested, brought to court, and incarcerated has skyrocketed in recent decades.

People

Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
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
hrmcmaster H.R. McMaster Bernard and Susan Liautaud Visiting Fellow
Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
U.S. soldier posing for picture Dean L. Winslow Senior Fellow, courtesy Professor, Medicine
Halperin - Board Member for FSI Philip W. Halperin FSI Advisory Board Chair, President, Silver Giving Foundation
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Owens1 Douglas K. Owens Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
rsd15 081 0253a Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science