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’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...

Introduction to Issues in International Security

March 2022

A new video curriculum series is released.

Academic Exploration: My Studies in the Sejong Korea Scholars Program and Korean Peninsula

March 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Michelle Murcia, an alumna of the 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program.

Contemporary humanitarians: Latin America and the ordering of responses to humanitarian crises

March 2022

The paper looks at how Brazil, Chile, and Mexico approached debates on humanitarian intervention norms in the early 2000s. These countries attempted to simultaneously address humanitarian crises...

Stanford e-Kobe Guest Speaker: Hinako Saldi Sato

March 2022

Empowering Japanese women through community building

Capturing U.S. History and Humanity: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott

February 2022

SPICE will feature a selection of Marion Post Wolcott’s photographs in an ongoing series along with organizing questions for educators.

Stanford e-Hiroshima: Empowering Youth in Hiroshima

February 2022

Ryuji and Nanako Yamada share reflections on their lives in Hiroshima and their American mentors.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 7)

February 2022

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

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Selected as a Cohort Fellow for the Movers and Shakas Program

February 2022

Movers and Shakas is an initiative to attract remote workers, especially returning kamaʻāina, to create a more innovative, resilient, and sustainable Hawaiʻi.

Professor Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo, Offers Lecture on Pearl Harbor for Stanford e-Japan

January 2022

Professor Yujin Yaguchi introduced diverse perspectives on Pearl Harbor to 27 high school students in Stanford e-Japan.

APARC Invites 2022-23 Predoctoral Fellowship Applications

January 2022

Up to three fellowships are available to Stanford Ph.D. candidates. Submissions are due by April 15, 2022.

Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

January 2022

SPICE recommends the use of a short lecture—titled “Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy” by Dr. Clayborne Carson—for high school and college levels.

Call for Stanford Student Applications: APARC Hiring 2022 Summer Research Assistants

January 2022

To support Stanford students working in the area of contemporary Asia, the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Center is offering research assistant positions for summer 2022. The deadline for submitting...

The Missing Fragments of My Japanese Identity

January 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Hikaru Sean Isayama, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.

The Forces Driving Industrial Automation in China

January 2022

"By 2016, China had the world’s largest stock of operational robots. This was a massive increase from 2010, when it trailed Japan, the United States, Germany, and South Korea. To learn why and...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 6)

December 2021

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

Building Economic Resiliency in the APEC Region Post-COVID-19

December 2021

Working with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Soomin Jun (Master’s in International Policy '22) found new connections between her interests in supporting the economic development of...

Investing in Children and Youth at USAID through Education

November 2021

Emily Bauer (Master’s in International Policy '22) gained first-hand experience with the importance of education for children in unstable environments as an intern with the United States Agency...

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