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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China is Purging Celebrities and Tech Billionaires. But the Problem is Bigger than 'Sissy Men'

September 2021

The Los Angeles Times writes about China's new "common prosperity" campaign to narrow the gap between rich and poor. However Scott Rozelle doesn't think "any of these...

APARC Announces 2022-23 Fellowships for Asia Specialists

September 2021

The Center offers fellowships for postdoctoral scholars specializing in contemporary Asia, Japan, and Asia health policy and for experts on Southeast Asia.

Spring 2022 Applications Now Open: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

September 2021

Students with a strong interest in East Asia or international relations are especially encouraged to apply.

Introducing Our 2021-22 Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows

September 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome six pre- and postdoctoral fellows who will be joining us for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholars will...

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2020–2021 Regional Programs in Japan

August 2021

Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

Fostering the Entrepreneurs and Innovators of Tomorrow

August 2021

On August 11, 2021, SPICE honored the top students in the 2020 Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan Program in a virtual ceremony.

Global Democracy Leaders Gather Virtually for the 2021 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship

August 2021

For the next two weeks, Fellows will participate in workshops led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty to study new theories and approaches to democratic development.

Japan Day: Recognizing Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

August 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 Stanford e-Japan and 2021 RSP honorees.

Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora

July 2021

This article recaps a June 18, 2021 webinar that featured three Native and Indigenous scholars and includes recommendations for using the webinar recording in classrooms.

The Long and Winding Road to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics

July 2021

While public support in Japan has been lackluster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the mood may change once the games start – provided no major public health incidents and other unfortunate...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 5)

July 2021

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

Marietje Schaake Included in POLITICO’s Tech 28: Class of 2021

July 2021

POLITICO’s annual ranking of the 28 power players behind Europe’s tech revolution includes the Cyber Policy Center's Marietje Schaake. The list is divided into three categories — rulemakers,...

Professor Emeritus Albert Dien Delivers Final Lecture

July 2021

On June 29, 2021, Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Dien, East Asian Languages and Culture, delivered his last lecture.

High School Students in China and the United States Collaborate

July 2021

Students in SPICE’s China Scholars and Stanford e-China Programs meet in virtual classrooms.

Highlights from the 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program

June 2021

Twenty-three students completed SPICE’s 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program.

New Book From Shelby Grossman of Stanford Internet Observatory

June 2021

In The Politics of Order in Informal Markets: How the State Shapes Private Governance, Grossman explores findings that challenge the conventional wisdom that private good governance in developing...

Reimagining Public Health

June 2021

Guest author Maiya Evans reflects on her EPIC project, which challenges students to reimagine public health.

SPICE’s Educational Offerings on Korea

June 2021

SPICE offers a series of Korea-focused lesson plans, an online course for U.S. high school students, and teacher professional development opportunities.

2021 Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum Symposium

June 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, SPICE’s Jonas Edman moderated two panels during the 2021 EPIC Fellowship Program Symposium for community college educators.

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

May 2021

Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 4)

May 2021

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

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2020–21 Regional Programs in Japan

May 2021

Congratulations to the eight student honorees from Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

How SPICE’s China Scholars Program Accelerated My Love for International Relations

May 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Santiago Calderon, an alumnus of the China Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 course.

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