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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History of Japanese War Brides

August 2022

SPICE has developed free lesson plans on an important chapter of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown.

ARD Releases July 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

August 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the July 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy...

ARD Releases June 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

July 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the June 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy...

Rediscovering Mottainai: My Experience with the Reischauer Scholars Program

July 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Seiji Yang, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program, which will begin accepting student applications on September 5, 2022.

Meet the 2022 Draper Hills Summer Fellows

June 2022

Fellows will arrive at Stanford at the end of July to begin the three-week training program that provides a forum for civil society leaders to exchange experiences and receive academic and policy...

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

June 2022

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

ARD Releases May 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

June 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the May 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy...

Amelia O'Donohue '22

June 2022

Amelia O'Donohue is graduating this year with a degree in earth systems and a minor in global studies (with a specialization in European studies).

Zac Stoor '22

June 2022

Zac Stoor is graduating this year with a degree in political science and minors in global studies (with a specialization in European studies) and international relations.

A Look Back at Two Years as a Master's of International Policy Student

June 2022

As the 2022 cohort of Master’s in International Policy students prepares to graduate, four classmates — Sylvie Ashford, David Sprauge, Shirin Kashani, and Mikk Raud — reflect on their experiences...

Graduating CDDRL Honors Students Recognized for Outstanding Theses

June 2022

Adrian Scheibler ('22) is a recipient of the 2022 Firestone Medal and Michal Skreta ('22) has won the CDDRL Outstanding Thesis Award.

SPICE’s Jonas Edman Moderates Panel of Community College Instructors

May 2022

Stanford Global Studies hosts Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium.

ARD Releases April 2022 Issue of Mofeed Digest

May 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the April 2022 issue of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 8)

May 2022

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

ARD Releases Jan-March 2022 Edition of Mofeed Digest

April 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of Mofeed Digest (January-March 2022), a periodic recap of the most important...

Kawasaki City Mayor Norihiko Fukuda Delivers Inspirational Comments to Students

April 2022

Stanford e-Kawasaki closing ceremony held.

Stanford University’s Korea Program Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Conference Spotlighting South Korean Wave, North Korean Geopolitics

April 2022

The Korea Program at Stanford’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center will commemorate its 20-year anniversary with a two-day conference, convening eminent speakers from the K-pop...

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Interviewed by Education About Asia

April 2022

Sekiguchi was the 2021 recipient of the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his curriculum development work on "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

The Reischauer Legacy: How the RSP Inspired Me to Dedicate My Life to U.S.–Japan Relations

April 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Evan Wright, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.

Postdoc Fellow Spotlight: Mary-Collier Wilks Explores Power Dynamics and Development Imaginaries in International Organizations

March 2022

Ethnographer and APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Mary-Collier Wilks unveils how distinct development narratives shape the dynamics of aid chains and international organizations’ delivery of services in...

Kinan Azmeh and Yo-Yo Ma: Art in a Time of Crisis

March 2022

On April 6, 2022, Silkroad will be performing at Stanford University.

Unpacking the Crisis in Xinjiang: James Millward on China's Assimilationist Policies and U.S.-China Engagement

March 2022

APARC Visiting Scholar James Millward discusses PRC ethnicity policy, China's crackdown on Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang province, and the implications of the Xinjiang crisis...

Opening Ceremony for Stanford e-Fukuoka

March 2022

Governor Seitaro Hattori, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, and Principal Officer John C. Taylor congratulate students in inaugural class.

ARD Launches Mofeed Digest

March 2022

The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy (ARD) at CDDRL is pleased to announce the launch of Mofeed Digest, a periodic recap of the most important scholarly and policy publications, reports, and...

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Professor Larry Diamond Larry Diamond Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Steve Luby Headshot Stephen P. Luby Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment, Professor, Epidemiology & Population Health (by courtesy)
Denis Gutenko Headshot Denis Gutenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
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Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
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Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Dr. Hongbin Li Hongbin Li Senior Fellow Co-director, SCCEI