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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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.

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

A Journey Through Time: The RSP as a Gateway from the Past to My Future

April 2021

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

Winners Announced for the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan Award

April 2021

Congratulations to the eight students who have been named our top honorees and Honorable Mention recipients for 2020.

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.

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Receives the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize

April 2021

The prize is awarded annually by the Association for Asian Studies. It is the seventh time the SPICE staff has received the award.

Live Long and Prosper… and Stand Back

March 2021

In his March 15, 2021 lecture for SPICE’s Reischauer Scholars Program, actor George Takei—who played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek—added “and Stand Back” to the iconic Star...

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.

Stanford e-Kawasaki Guest Speaker: Victoria Tsai, Founder and CEO, Tatcha

March 2021

The entrepreneur and businesswoman spoke to students about how certain key experiences in her life influenced her path.

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...

The Silva Family’s Bracero Legacy and Stanford University: Abuelito and Abuelita’s Journey

February 2021

Isa Silva, grandson of a bracero from Jalisco, will enter Stanford next fall as a recruit for the Stanford Men’s Basketball team.

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...

Journey into the World of Entrepreneurship: Stanford e-Hiroshima Guest Speakers, Risa Ishii and Takaho Iwasaki

February 2021

Stanford e-Hiroshima is an online course for high school students in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, that is sponsored by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.

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 eight 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...

China Scholars Program Instructor Dr. Tanya Lee Interviewed by US-China Today

November 2020

Lee shares her experience teaching the CSP and discusses an upcoming cross-cultural collaboration between American and Chinese high school students.

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