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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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.

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 ...

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   David Yang About the Speaker David Yang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at...

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: A Conversation with Professor Michael McFaul

February 24, 2021

China Chats with Stanford Faculty Tentative Topic: U.S.-China Relations under the Biden Administration Friday, June 18, 2021 6 PM - 7 PM PDT Saturday, June 19, 2021 9 AM - 10 AM Beijing This...

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,...

Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia

February 1, 2021

Few American diplomats can match the years of experience in multiple Southeast Asian countries that Ambassador Scot Marciel has accumulated during his career in the US Foreign Service.

Is Indonesian Democracy In Decline?

January 26, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter webinar series "Asian Politics and Policy in a Time of Uncertainty." In the 2010s, amid signs of rising illiberalism around the world, Indonesia...

Winter Seminar Series on China's Economy and Institutions: The Political Genesis of Local Government Debt in China with Prof. Jean Oi

January 8, 2021

Please join us for our winter seminar series of four lectures given by multidisciplinary faculty who are leading experts on China's economy and institutions.

Winter Seminar Series on China's Economy and Institutions: Talent and Firm Creation in China with Prof. Ruixue Jia

January 8, 2021

Please join us for our winter seminar series of four lectures given by multidisciplinary faculty who are leading experts on China's economy and institutions.

Stanford Center on China's Economy & Institutions 2021 Meet and Greet

January 8, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 pm Pacific Time SCCEI Co-Directors Hongbin Li and Scott Rozelle will share the motivation, mission, and vision for the new center.

Winter Series on China's Economy and Institutions: A Study of Confucius Institute Teachers Around the World with Prof. Jennifer Pan

January 8, 2021

Please join us for our winter seminar series of four lectures given by multidisciplinary faculty who are leading experts on China's economy and institutions.

The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era

November 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Japan Program and the Southeast Asia Program When Yoshihide Suga recently took over as prime minister of Japan, he tellingly focused his first trip abroad on Southeast Asia.

New Ideas in Antitrust and the Tech Platforms

November 18, 2020

In October, the Justice Department sued Google for violating antitrust laws.These antitrust concerns are motivated by the potential economic harms caused by the tech giants’ monopoly positions, but...

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

Is India Losing?: A conversation with Ashley Tellis

October 23, 2020

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.

Developing Confident and Critical Thinkers Through Case Study Writing and Teaching

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

LAD Workshop: Asian Development Bank Institute 2020

October 23, 2020

This workshop is designed to develop skills that participants can use to write public policy case studies and to develop a case library that can be used in teaching programs.

Challenges to the United States: Japan in the 1980s and China today

October 14, 2020

This event is held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the below link.

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Joshua Salomon of Stanford Health Policy Joshua Salomon Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine CHP/PCOR
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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Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
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Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative