International Relations

International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Old Events

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'Hallyu' in North Korea: Can South Korean Popular Culture Bring about Real Change?

January 31, 2022

South Korean popular culture has spread to all corners of the globe, including South Korea’s closed-off neighbor to the north.

What Lies Ahead for Korea's New President? Post-Election Analyses and Reflections

January 31, 2022

On the heels of South Korea's presidential election, an expert panel will examine the election results and their likely policy implications.

What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

Book Launch: The North Korean Conundrum

October 13, 2021

This is a joint event with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

The Role of NGOs in Promoting Humanitarian Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea

April 20, 2021

This is the third event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

The South Korean and U.S. Government Role in Promoting Human Rights in North Korea

March 29, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This is the second event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia—Fall 2021 Webinar Series Kickoff with Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prof. Nicole Ardoin

December 4, 2020

Fall 2021 Webinar Series Kickoff with Mr. Ban Ki-moon and Prof. Nicole Ardoin September 28, 5-6 p.m. California time/ September 29, 9-10 a.m.

The Biden Presidency and U.S. Asia Policy

December 4, 2020

"America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” declared President-elect Joe Biden as he unveiled his foreign policy team on November 24.

Is Korean Democracy in Crisis?

October 12, 2020

In recent years, we have witnessed a worldwide trend of "democratic depression" in both young and established democracies, where the backsliding from democracy is facilitated by various forces such...

U.S.-Korea Relations Under the Trump and Moon Administrations: A Critical Assessment

September 24, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations." This panel will review and assess various aspects of the relationship between the...

South Korea's Strategy in Times of a Great Economic Decoupling

August 27, 2020

Please register at www.eai-aparc-seminar.or.kr on the day of the event.

CANCELED: Human Rights in North Korea Policy: Human Rights and Security are not in Conflict

January 22, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELEDIn keeping with Stanford University's guidance to event hosts Over the last three years, the United States has done an about-face in terms of engaging North Korea on...

CANCELED: The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

January 21, 2020

 THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELEDIn keeping with Stanford University's guidance to event hostsThe 12th Annual Koret WorkshopThe workshop will consist of three sessions:Session 1: Human Rights and...

What U.S.-China Strategic Competition Means for the Korea-U.S. Relationship

November 11, 2019

Panelists:Young-Sun Ha, Chairman, East Asia Institute, South Korea; Professor emeritus, Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National UniversityWang Hwi Lee, Professor, Political...

North Korea's Economic Openness: Implications for Inter-Korea and U.S. Cooperation

November 4, 2019

North Korea’s international trade has increased by more than three times since mid-1990's.

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World

September 10, 2019

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Pacific Settlement of Disputes in East Asia: Inter-State Arbitration and Judicial Diplomacy

April 22, 2019

Resolution of economic disputes are well established in East Asia where economic growth and prosperity are common goals among the nations.

North Korea: Five Numbers You Need to Know

March 18, 2019

North Korea is the land of punditry, controversy and bad intelligence.  Policy debates swirl in Washington over how U.S.

Discussion with General Vincent Brooks: Challenges and Opportunities in Korea

February 26, 2019

About the speaker: Vincent K. Brooks is a career Army officer who recently retired from active duty as the four-star general in command of all U.S.

Prices for Denuclearization of North Korea

February 4, 2019

Note: Members of the media interested in covering this event should contact Noa Ronkin at noa.ronkin@stanford.edu by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 20, to register.

Discussion on the DPRK with Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun

January 28, 2019

 UPDATE: This event will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

January 10, 2019

The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult.

The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: The Measure of a Man

July 30, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva's talk is one of the first times that a leadership analysis/political psychology profile of North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been presented in an academic setting.

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