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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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R. Kent Weaver joins CDDRL as visiting scholar

January 2019

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is pleased to welcome R.

CISAC Faculty 2018 Winter Break Reading List

December 2018

Martha Crenshaw, senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and professor, by courtesy, of political science, recommends:My Brilliant Friend, by Elena FerranteKarl...

MIP Internship Q&A: Manuel Ramos

November 2018

Manuel Ramos is a Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP) student at Stanford University in the Class of 2019.

Paul Edwards delivers keynote at Global Weather Conference Oct. 12

October 2018

What can the past teach us about the future of the global weather enterprise? On October 12th, William J.

Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan Conference Final Report

October 2018

On August 9, 2018 the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (APARC) Japan Program hosted a conference, "Break Through: Women in Silicon Valley, Womenomics in Japan." Women thought-leaders and...

Q&A: Paul Wise and World Bank leader Jim Yong Kim

October 2018

Stanford Health Policy's Paul Wise held a conversation with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group about improving the health of the poorest communities around the world.

Visiting Southeast Asia Expert Explores Political Behavior and Institutions in Vietnam

September 2018

  A Q&A with Paul Schulerby Thom HolmeThe start of a new academic year is always filled with excited anticipation by all of us at Shorenstein APARC.

Climate change projected to increase insect-driven crop loss

August 2018

But new research is showing that climate change is expected to accelerate rates of crop loss due to the activity of another group of hungry creatures — insects. A paper published Aug.

A better way to measure progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals

July 2018

A new calculation that combines health and economic well-being at the population level could help to better measure progress toward the U.N.

More C02 in the air could lead to more human disease

July 2018

The rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere means that crops are becoming less nutritious, and that change could lead to higher rates of malnutrition that predispose people to various...

APARC Says Farewell to 2017-2018 Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows

June 2018

 On May 24, Shorenstein APARC hosted the final three research presentations by this year’s Corporate Affiliate Visiting Fellows.

The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2018

May 2018

Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law is proud to announce our 2018 Draper Hills Summer Fellows who were selected from among hundreds of applicants for their path-breaking...

New Stanford study suggests climate mitigation could yield trillions in economic benefits

May 2018

Failing to meet climate mitigation goals laid out in the U.N.

Beijing’s Building Boom

May 2018

"Scholars and pundits in the West have become increasingly alarmed that China’s planned Belt and Road Initiative (B&R) could further shift the global strategic landscape in Beijing’s favor,...

Ambassador James Moriarty talks US-Taiwan relation at APARC

May 2018

Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Board of Trustees James Moriarty visited Shorenstein APARC on May 3rd for a seminar titled “The United States and Taiwan: An Enduring Friendship.” The...

FSI launches Middle East Initiative led by Colin Kahl

April 2018

As a senior policy advisor on the Middle East at the Pentagon and the White House, Colin Kahl has witnessed struggles in the region first-hand.

Stanford Scholar Discusses China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

March 2018

"Xi Jinping now owns the idea [of the One Belt One Road Initiative]....It has now been writen into China’s constitution; its identified with him… If it works, he gets credit; if it doesn't get work...

Institute highlights the teaching of Asia and the Asian-American experience

March 2018

 —SPICE: Offering teacher institutes since 1973— In 1973, the roots of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) were established with the creation of the Bay Area...

The real test for Moon's leadership: After the Olympics

February 2018

"Although peace was the prevailing theme of the opening night at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the air in the VIP box was charged with awkwardness and intimidation," said researchers at the...

A Case Study: the Mosul Trauma Response

February 2018

Stanford Health Policy's Paul Wise traveled to Iraq last year with a small delegation of physician-academics to evaluate the World Health Organization's system to treat civilians injured in the...

CIPE and Stanford Deliver Leadership Academy for Development to Tunisian Leaders to Help Address Country’s Challenges

January 2018

Our Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) recently visited Tunis, Tunisia in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) to conduct a workshop for a group of Tunisian...

Family planning programs in low-income countries appear to keep young girls in school longer

December 2017

Family planning programs in developing countries that offer contraceptives and reproductive health advice apparently do more than prevent pregnancies — they can keep girls in primary school for up...

People

Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Portrait of Takeo Hoshi Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor by courtesy, Finance
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Chonira Enushka Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey MA Program in International Policy Studies
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science