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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Technology and Geopolitics: EU Proposals for Regulating Rights, Security and Trade

August 27, 2021

YOUTUBE RECORDING The future of technology policy in Europe will be affected by growing nationalism and protectionism, cyber and national security threats, and great power rivalries.

The Summer of 2021: Consolidation of the New Chinese Economic Model with Professor Barry Naughton

August 26, 2021

Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions are pleased to present the 2021 Dr.

Failing the Test: The Countervailing Attitudinal Effects of Civil Service Examinations

August 12, 2021

About the Seminar: Nick surveyed the universe of recent applicants to the Indonesian civil service to study the effects of high-stakes examinations on political attitudes.

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.

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.

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.

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...

Peace in Afghanistan: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”

April 6, 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.

The Crisis in Myanmar: Repression, Resistance, Repercussions

March 30, 2021

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan Shocking events...

Spring Seminar Series: Institutional Genes: Confucianism vs. Christianity with Prof. Chenggang Xu

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15 pm Pacific Time Institutional Genes: Confucianism vs.

Catching up with the West: The Emergence of China's Middle Class with Professor Terry Sicular

March 24, 2021

  Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15pm Pacific Time Catching up with the West: The Emergence of China's Middle Class  About the Speaker Terry Sicular Terry Sicular is a professor in the...

Spring Seminar Series: China's Belt and Road Initiative: A Look at the Evidence with Prof. Albert Park

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 4:30 - 5:45 pm Pacific Time China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): A Look at the Evidence with Professor Albert Park, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ...

Ethnic Discrimination in Criminal Sentencing in China with Professor Yue Hou

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15pm Pacific Time Ethnic Discrimination in Criminal Sentencing in China (Joint work with Rory Truex) We present the first analysis of ethnic discrimination in...

Spring Seminar Series: The Political Economy of Policy Experimentations in China with Prof. David Yang

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15 pm Pacific Time The Political Economy of Policy Experimentations in China Policy learning, often involving experimentations, is an essential component of...

A Confluence of Tech and Talent: Rural Online Entrepreneurship and Return Migration with Professors Chuck Eesley and Wesley Koo

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15pm Pacific Time A Confluence of Tech and Talent: Rural Online Entrepreneurship and Return Migration with Professors Chuck Eesley, Stanford University and...

Controlling the Narrative: The Coordination & Disciplining Role of the People's Daily in China with Joseph Piotroski

March 24, 2021

Controlling the Narrative: The Coordination & Disciplining Role of the People's Daily in China with Professor Joseph Piotroski, Stanford University This seminar provides an overview of...

The Effects of Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Evidence from Rural China with Professor Karen Eggleston and Hui Ding

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 11:00am-12:15pm Pacific Time The Effects of Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Evidence from Rural China Health systems globally face increasing...

CANCELLED: Controlling the Narrative: The Coordination & Disciplining Role of the People's Daily in China with Joseph Piotroski

March 24, 2021

This seminar has been cancelled. Please join us for our next seminar in the series with Professor Albert Park on April 27, 2021.

China Chats with Stanford Faculty: The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty The Rise of Robots in China with Professor Hongbin Li China’s production and adoption of robotic technology have accelerated rapidly in recent years, surpassing...

China Chats with Stanford Faculty: USA vs China: A New Cold War? Great Power Relations and Competition in the 21st Century with Prof. Michael McFaul

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty USA vs China:  A New Cold War? Great Power Relations and Competition in the 21st Century Thirty years ago, the Cold War ended.

Promoting Democracy Around the World – Is Now the Time?

February 9, 2021

REGISTER HERE   The United States has historically played an important role in promoting democracy to countries across the globe. But is the role of the U.S.

Transnational Policy Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

February 5, 2021

  4:00-5:00pm California, 18-February 2021 7:00-8:00pm Washington DC, 18-February 2021 3:00-4:00am  Kenya, 19-February 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Sydney, Australia 19-February 2021   The Bay of Bengal,...

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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
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Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI
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
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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros Headshot Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
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Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
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