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 News

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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...

APARC Announces Diversity Grant to Support Underrepresented Minority Students Interested in Contemporary Asia

June 2020

To encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities to engage in study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is offering a new...

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.

Governments Aren’t Yet Serious About AI’s Risk to Human Rights

June 2020

In the rush to develop national strategies on artificial intelligence, a new report finds, most governments pay lip service to civil liberties.

Amr Adly Explains Market-Making Failure in Egypt [VIDEO]

June 2020

In a webinar dated June 8, 2020, American University in Cairo Scholar Amr Adly presented findings from his new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2019–20 Regional Programs in Japan

June 2020

Since 2016, SPICE has offered regional online courses to top high school students in Japan. 

Bringing UNSDGs and Entrepreneurship into Oita’s Virtual Classroom

May 2020

Stanford e-Oita was launched in October 2019, soon after the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations.

China Scholars Program Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

May 2020

Applications are open for the China Scholars Program, an intensive, college-level online course on contemporary China for U.S. high school students.

Bridging “Social Distancing” Across the Pacific: Student Reflections on Cross-Cultural Online Exchange

May 2020

The following is Part 2 of a two-article series on facilitating cross-cultural online learning.

Stanford e-Oita: Distance Learning Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 2020

Social media posts, video-conference invites, and webinar notifications flood our inboxes ever since COVID-19 drove traditional classroom instruction online.

SPICE Releases New Lesson Plans for PBS Documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

April 2020

During this time of intense public debate on immigration, SPICE has partnered with PBS and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to encourage teachers to share the American Experience film,...

High-Speed Rail Holds Promise and Problems for China, Explains David M. Lampton

April 2020

In a new audio interview, Lampton discusses some of the challenges, uncertainties, and decisions that loom ahead of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Aftershocks: The Coronavirus Pandemic and the New World Disorder

April 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global public health disaster of almost biblical proportions. It is a once-in-a-century occurrence that threatens to destroy countless lives, ruin economies, and...

APARC Announces New Fellowship and Internship Opportunities for Stanford Students

April 2020

Amid the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are facing summer internship cancelations and hiring freezes.

Winners Announced for the Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan Award

March 2020

In Summer 2020, three of the top students of the Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan distance-learning course will be honored at an event at Stanford University.

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