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.

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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...

The Impacts of Pollution Levies on Chinese Firms with Professor Junjie Zhang

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 | 4:00-5:15 pm Pacific Time The Impacts of Pollution Levies on Chinese Firms China's rollout of emission fee reform since 2007 provides a quasi-natural experiment to study...

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

The Effects of Chronic Disease Management in Primary Health Care: Evidence from Rural China Health systems globally face increasing morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases, yet many -...

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.

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  China’s recent development strategy calls for the pursuit of ‘common...

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.

Integrating Nature into Policy & Finance for Transformation in China with Professor Ouyang Zhiyun

March 24, 2021

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 4:00-5:15 pm Pacific Time Integrating Nature into Policy & Finance for Transformation in China In response to escalating ecosystem degradation, China has avowed to...

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 ...

Carbon Trading vs. Direct Allocation: Theory and Application to China’s Carbon Abatement with Professor Guojun He

March 24, 2021

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 | 4:00-5:15 pm Pacific Time Carbon Trading vs.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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Chonira Aturupane Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy
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