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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 Whore, the Hostess, and the Honey: Policing, Health, Business and the Regulation of Prostitution in China

December 2016

Speaker Bio: Margaret Boittin is Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada. She studies Chinese law and politics.She was a predoctoral and postdoctoral fellow at CDDRL (2012-2015).  

Toward Real-Time Measures of Poverty and Vulnerability

December 2016

Abstract:Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to research and policy, but reliable data is often scarce in developing and conflict-affected regions.

Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?

November 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Thailand's China Policy: Succumbing to Soft Power or Bending with the Wind?" on Nov.

U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying out the Rebalance

October 2016

Audio and transcript from the seminar "U.S. Naval Partnerships in the Asia-Pacific Region: Carrying Out the Rebalance" on Oct. 18, 2016, with U.S.

Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges

September 2016

Audio and transcript from the Southeast Asia Program event, "Indonesia in the World Today: Seizing Opportunities, Tackling Challenges," on Sept. 29, 2016 with Luhut B.

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

The Political Climate in Venezuela: A Conversation with Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara

June 2016

   CDDRL Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama interviews Armando Armas and Freddy Guevara, members of Venezuela's National Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the current situation of Venezuelan politics.  The interview took place on May 30,...

How Asia Works: Two Kinds of Economics and the Rise of a Divided Continent

May 2016

What are the ingredients for economic success?

At Stanford, Fu Ying discusses prospect of building US-China consensus

May 2016

 Geostrategic rivalry and economic interdependence coexist in uneasy balance between the United States and China.

Taiwan and the TPP: A Re-Evaluation

April 2016

This half-day symposium brought together scholars and practitioners to reconsider Taiwan's prospects for entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership in light of the conclusion of negotiations in October 2015 and the election of a new president and...

America's Pacific Future is Happening Now

April 2016

Audio from "America's Pacific Future is Happening Now," remarks from Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and a Q&A with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, on April 21.

Transparency International founder speaks on Panama papers and new efforts to curb corruption worldwide

April 2016

On April 12, FSI Senior Fellow Larry Diamond interviewed Co-Founder of Transparency International Peter Eigen at Stanford University on some of today's most pressing corruption challenges, highlighting new initiatives and efforts to help resolve...

Francis Fukuyama interviews Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet on social entrepreneurship

April 2016

Mosbacher Director of CDDRL Francis Fukuyama interviews Carrie Hessler-Radelet, 19th director of the Peace Corps, at Stanford as she speaks on the changing landscape of volunteering and the significant role of technology and social innovation in...

Can Korea Compete for Global Talent?

April 2016

Video and transcript from the Stanford+Connects event in Seoul, South Korea, on March 15.

Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference - 1 of 4

March 2016

Video and transcript from the first of four sessions at "Masahiko Aoki Memorial Conference," an event held in honor of the late Masahiko Aoki.

Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State

January 2016

Presentation slides from CDDRL event featuring Charlotte Cavaille titled, "Deservingness, Self-interest and the Welfare State". ABSTRACTA common assumption in political economy is that voters are self-regarding maximizers of material goods,...

The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

January 2016

Presentational slides from the event titled, "The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World" by Steven Radelet.  Abstract:We live at a time of the greatest progress amongst the global poor in human history.

Highlights: Craig McIntosh on Technology Adoption in African Agriculture

December 2015

Yields of cereal crops have more than doubled globally since 1960, yet agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa has remained stagnant. Why has the Green Revolution passed Africa by?

Interview: Ertharin Cousin

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Era of Conflict and Climate Change

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

Nancy Lindborg: Building Peace in a Fragile World

December 2015

On October 8, 2015, Nancy Lindborg, president of the United States Institute of Peace, gave a talk to the CDDRL community entitled "Building Peace in a Fragile World."AbstractNew President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg,...

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

November 2015

Video and transcript from "Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea," a book launch event for the publication that carries the same name.

LAD Course: Universidad ESAN Photo Album 2015

October 2015

This is a four-and-a-half-day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a...

The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

June 2015

Video from the event "The United Nations at 70: A Conversation with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon" moderated by Ambassador Kathleen Stephens. The event was co-sponsored by the Walter H.

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Kathryn M. McDonald Senior Research Scholar Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Grant Miller Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Chonira Enushka Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey MA Program in International Policy Studies
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Portrait of Yong Suk Lee Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Education