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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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...

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

The following is Part 2 of a two-article series on Stanford e-Oita. For Part 1, please go here. Stanford e-Oita is an online course for high school students in Oita Prefecture in the southwestern...

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

The following is Part 1 of a two-article series.

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.

Experts Gather to Share Findings, Brainstorm Approaches, and Spur Further Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

March 2020

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and the APARC China Program jointly hosted a workshop on China’s Belt and Road...

Zelensky’s Government Reshuffle in Ukraine Could Put Reforms at Risk

March 2020

In the most sweeping reshuffle of his government since he took office last May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fired his Cabinet and appointed a new prime minister earlier this month.

With two American soldiers dead in Iraq, how will the U.S. respond?

March 2020

On Wednesday night, U.S.-led coalition forces based out of Camp Taji north of Baghdad came under intense rocket fire. The attack killed three coalition personnel, two American and one British.

How Taiwan Used Big Data, Transparency and a Central Command to Protect Its People from Coronavirus

March 2020

Taiwan is only 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to be hard hit by the coronavirus, due to its proximity and the number of flights between the island nation and its massive...

Look Beyond GDP to Measure Prosperity, Urges Amit Kapoor

February 2020

When economists, policymakers, and media commentators discuss growth or compare living standards across countries, they typically turn to a single measure: Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Stanford-Hiroshima Collaborative Program on Entrepreneurship: Reflections

February 2020

Last fall, SPICE provided me an opportunity to design and organize its first post-collegiate online course.

Stanford e-Kawasaki: The Vision of Mayor Norihiko Fukuda

January 2020

When I first visited Kawasaki City, I was immediately struck by the multicolored character for 川or “kawa” (river) in the Chinese characters for川崎 (Kawasaki) that appears on signs, buildings,...

Nominations Open for 2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award

December 2019

STANFORD, CA, December 3, 2019 — The Walter H.

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