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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Rebooting Business after COVID-19: A View from China

May 22, 2020

This is a virtual event.

POSTPONED: Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes? Evidence from Education Reforms in Tanzania

May 14, 2020

Abstract:Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

The South China Sea in the Time of COVID-19

April 23, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

Rosenkranz Global Health Policy Symposium

April 22, 2020

Visit the Symposium PageDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have indefinitely postponed the April 22 Symposium. Advisory on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)In accordance with university guidelines, if you...

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Antigone Xenopoulos, Kelly Devens, and Jonah Martin Glick-Unterman

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yh5HVfzLgy0 About this Event: Antigone Xenopoulos1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Bryan Metzger, Andrew Lokay, and Adam Elliott

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/j9S_CKmku00 About this Event: Bryan Metzger1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Ben Boston and Eva Frankel

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/vrUV4VtYZsE About this Event: Ben Boston1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

CISAC Honors Program Presentations | Sophia Boyer, Samantha Feuer, and Elena Crespo

April 17, 2020

Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ https://youtu.be/sQynE60SFTc About this Event: Sophia Boyer1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Introductions will start at 1:30pm.

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

Putin and the autocratic response to Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio: Kathryn Stoner is the Deputy Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and...

CANCELED: Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from Facial Recognition AI Firms in China

March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

The US, China, and the Technology Cold War: How Washington and Beijing are Shaping the Future of Technology

March 4, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

Uncertainty, Risk, and Responsibility: Lessons from Three Technologies

February 18, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/wKXawdBrCEs About this Event: Are we still in the Nuclear Age? Is this the Age of AI? Are we entering the Age of Synthetic Biology?

Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship

February 13, 2020

Many observers, and many investors, believe that young people are especially likely to produce the most successful new firms.

China's Economic Development: A Forty Year Perspective

February 5, 2020

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS China has grown faster for longer than any country in recorded history.  Is it market-oriented reform, state industrial policy, or...

Iran and the Limits of Economic Statecraft: Sanctions, Energy, and the Effectiveness of Maximum Pressure

January 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/yIthWPC99bI About this Event: Since the United States left the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, the Trump administration has pursued a maximum economic pressure...

Innovation Needed to Meet Global Food Security Challenges

January 30, 2020

Join us for a talk with agricultural and development economist Christopher B. Barrett, this quarter’s visiting scholar with the Center on Food Security and the Environment.

The Indo-Pacific: China, America, ASEAN, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery

January 30, 2020

Richard Heydarian in conversation with Don EmmersonIn this seminar, scholar/journalist Richard Heydarian will discuss the principal arguments and ideas in his just-published book on the Indo...

Japan's Relations with China in the Era of the Free and Open Indo Pacific (FOIP)

January 28, 2020

President Xi Jinping is scheduled to pay a state visit to Japan this spring. How have the relations between Japan and China been evolving during the last several years?

Lunch Seminar Series | The DigiChina Project on Digital Policy and U.S.–China Relations

January 28, 2020

Abstract: China’s cyberspace and technology regime is going through a period of change—but it’s taking a while.

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

People

Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
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
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor, by courtesy, Economics, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment