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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Josh Cobler '20

January 2021

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students

December 2020

Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"

Ambassador John Roos and the Importance of Student-to-Student Exchange

December 2020

Just over ten years after becoming the first U.S. ambassador to Japan to participate in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in 2010, Ambassador John Roos spoke about his experiences with 26 high...

Stanford e-Japan: A Gate for Learning about the United States and a Mirror for Reflection on Japan

October 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Shintaro Aoi, an alumnus of the Stanford e-Japan Program.

How Extreme Heat Affects Learning

October 2020

Worsening climate change deepens educational inequities across the United States and around the world, study finds.

SPICE’s Inaugural Online Course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Healing During a Pandemic

September 2020

SPICE concludes its first offering of Stanford e-Entrepreneurship, aimed at training young social entrepreneurs in Japan.

APARC Announces 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships for Emerging Scholars in Contemporary Asia, Japan, and Korea Studies

September 2020

The Center’s commitment to supporting young Asia scholars remains strong during the COVID-19 crisis.

My Experience with the Sejong Korea Scholars Program in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Jason Lu, an alumnus of the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the 2021 course.

Coming Full Circle: The Sejong Korea Scholars Program and Stanford

September 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Sandi Khine, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program and the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which are currently accepting applications for the...

Three Hits and Three Misses: What is Prime Minister Abe’s Legacy?

September 2020

Despite this long period as prime minister, it is not entirely clear that Abe accomplished major policy goals.

Southeast Asia's Approach to China and the Future of the Region

August 2020

In an interview with The Diplomat, Donald Emmerson discusses how factors like the South China Sea, U.S.-China competition, and how COVID-19 are affecting relations between Southeast Asia, China, and...

The Future to Be Inherited

July 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Haruki Kitagawa, a 2015 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program.

Ran Abramitzky Appointed H&S Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences

July 2020

Professor of economics Ran Abramitzky has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on September 1, 2020.

CoviDB Speaker Series

July 2020

In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...

Q&A: The Data Delusion

July 2020

Protecting Individual Isn't Enough When the Harm is Collective. A Q&A with Marietje Schaake and Martin Tisne on his new paper The Data Delusion.

My Continuing Journey with Stanford e-Japan

July 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Jun Yamasaki, a Spring 2017 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. He is now a...

Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce

June 2020

During multiple periods of economic crisis, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.

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Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
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Portrait of Kiyoteru Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Roz low res 9 11 cropped Rosamond L. Naylor Senior Fellow William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
rsd15 055 0123a Grant Miller Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
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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