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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SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

April 2021

On March 26, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor SPICE’s Spring and Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan honorees and 2020 Reischauer Scholars Program honorees.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 3)

March 2021

Reflections of nine students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"

APARC Names 2021-22 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellows

March 2021

Political scientist Dr. Diana Stanescu and sociologist Mary-Collier Wilks will join APARC as Shorenstein postdoctoral fellows on contemporary Asia for the 2021-22 academic year.

What’s ‘Communist’ about the Communist Party of China?

March 2021

Is the Chinese Communist Party really communist at all? Expert Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, weighs in.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Webinar for Educators, February 20, 2021, 10am PST

February 2021

The Mineta Legacy Project and SPICE are providing an educational opportunity for people across the country to learn about the Japanese American experience during World War II by presenting a webinar...

Military Competition with China: Harder to Win Than During the Cold War?

February 2021

On February 10th, the APARC China Program hosted Professor Oriana Mastro to discuss military relations between the US and China, and why deterrence might be even more difficult than during the Cold...

Foreign Policy: China Will Run Out of Growth if it Doesn't Fix its Rural Crisis

February 2021

Chorzempa & Huang write on China's rural human capital crisis stating that "no country with China's vast education and public health problems has ever broken out of the ranks of...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 2)

January 2021

Reflections of seven students on the website "What Does It Mean To Be an American?"

Josh Cobler '20

January 2021

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students

December 2020

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

Ambassador John Roos and the Importance of Student-to-Student Exchange

December 2020

Just over ten years after becoming the first U.S. ambassador to Japan to participate in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony in 2010, Ambassador John Roos spoke about his experiences with 26 high...

How Extreme Heat Affects Learning

October 2020

Worsening climate change deepens educational inequities across the United States and around the world, study finds.

Stanford e-Japan: A Gate for Learning about the United States and a Mirror for Reflection on Japan

October 2020

The following reflection is a guest post written by Shintaro Aoi, an alumnus of the Stanford e-Japan Program.

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