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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 World Heritage Bluff: Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos

May 2019

Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos, Sabine Ladstätter discusses how a consciousness for cultural heritage, apart from touristic-economic incentives and beyond national (in many cases regional) borders, can be created.Sabine...

Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium

May 2019

 As the European Parliament elections draw near this month, Christophe Crombez discusses what he sees as the possible outcomes in this period of fragmentation and polarization in the European Union.Christophe Crombez is Senior Research Scholar at...

How Democracies Die

April 2019

 At Daniel Ziblatt's April 11th talk based on scholarship from his recent book co-authored with Steven Levitsky, How Democracies Die, he discussed the current dangers facing democracies around the world, and ways of preventing democracy's...

The Future of Europe

April 2019

 In her April 4th talk at The Europe Center, Professor Kathleen McNamara discussed the future of Europe and the EU in comparative historical terms, showing that such challenges are nothing new when governing power is centralized.  Kathleen R....

Healthy Future: Breastfeeding Tutorial in Chinese

April 2019

Video Production Credit: Digital MEdIC Program of the Center for Health Education and Stanford Medicine, Stanford UniversityThis video was created by the Digital MEdIC Program and the Rural Education Action Program at Stanford University to train...

Healthy Future: Breastfeeding Tutorial in English

April 2019

Video Production Credit: Digital MEdIC Program of the Center for Health Education and Stanford Medicine, Stanford UniversityThis video was created by the Digital MEdIC Program at Stanford University as part of a series of videos that highlight the...

The Rise and Implications of Identity Politics

March 2019

Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State.

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

March 2019

Professor Catherine De Vries'  March 21st talk "Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration" at The Europe Center could not have been more timely given the morning's news about Britain's PM Theresa May's request made to the EU to...

U.S.-China Trade Dispute Likely to Morph into Technology War, Says President of the U.S.-China Business Council

March 2019

 U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators remain engaged in intensive talks, although it is yet to be seen whether and when they can strike a final deal.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

Thurber talks coal in Australia

December 2018

PESD Associate Director Mark Thurber visited Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in November where he discussed his forthcoming book, Coal (coming in May 2019 from Polity Press), in a public lecture.

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project

September 2018

Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese migrants toiled at a grueling pace and in perilous working conditions to help construct America’s first Transcontinental Railroad. The Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford...

Interview with Ertharin Cousin

May 2018

Ertharin Cousin, FSE visiting fellow, sat down with FSE Deputy Director David Lobell prior to her Payne Distinguished Lecture "Food Insecurity: A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability."  

Food Insecurity: A 21st Century Threat to Global Security and Stability

May 2018

Ertharin Cousin, Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, presented her ongoing research on food insecurity as a global threat on...

Cybersecurity Strategies

May 2018

In a world of increasingly sophisticated hackers, continual phishing attacks, and bots created to sabotage civil public discourse, what can individuals, organizations, and nations do to protect themselves? In this video, Dr.

Cybersecurity

May 2018

Data breaches. Malware. Theft of corporate secrets. Hacking of elections. As the world’s information has moved more and more online, so have the world’s crime, terrorists, and clandestine operations.

Nick Clegg: Brexit and Europe - what happens now?

May 2018

"Nick Clegg: Brexit and Europe - what happens now?"Date: May 8, 2018Venue: Koret-Tauble Conference Center, Stanford UniversitySpeaker: Nick Clegg, Former Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom 

Interview with Quentin Grafton

March 2018

Quentin Grafton, Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, visited FSE to speak about "Insights from the Global Food and Water Nexus." He sat...

Insights from the Global Food and Water Nexus

March 2018

Quentin Grafton presented at the Global Food Security Symposium on March 7, where he discussed the current state of the food-water nexus, possible future scenarios, and evaluated some of the myths, realities, and possible solutions to promote both...

Ertharin Cousin, Tales from the War on Hunger

February 2018

 After the 2007 Global Food Crisis, President Barack Obama in his Inaugural Address committed to the world’s poor nations: “We pledge to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed...

Beneath the China Boom: Citizenship, Welfare, and the Making of a Rural Land Market

January 2018

Julia Chuang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Boston College, spoke about her ethnographic study of China’s dual growth mechanism in her talk, “Beneath the China Boom: Citizenship, Welfare, and the Making of a Rural Land...

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Philip Taubman Lecturer
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
Pascaline Dupas Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Economics, Senior Fellow, SIEPR
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Brett McGurk Lecturer
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
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow by Courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Portrait of Jean Oi Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science