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 Events

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Shifting Gears in Innovation Strategy

April 22, 2021

The six Asian countries examined in the new book Shifting Gears in Innovation Policy — China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan — have achieved high economic growth in many...

Hope and Anxiety: South Korean Views of Biden's America

April 21, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here.

Strategic Competition in the Bay of Bengal

April 20, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

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 Election, the Riot, and the New President: Japanese Views on the Transition from Trump to Biden

April 13, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." American politics, especially presidential elections, have always drawn...

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

April 12, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." When this webinar is held, Joe Biden’s presidency will be exactly three months...

The Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19, and Governance and Gender in Japanese Sports

April 12, 2021

The Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics Games are scheduled to open in late July with various adjustments to address concerns about COVID-19 such as no foreign visitors to watch the game.

Peace in Afghanistan: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed”

April 6, 2021

  This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

The Afterlife of Colonialism: The Origins of Racial Inequality and Segregation in the Modern World

March 31, 2021

The REDI Task Force invites you to the next event in our Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs series; an exploration of colonialism and empire.

Critical Reflections on the New Wave of Anti-Asian Racism and Violence

March 31, 2021

The REDI task force invites you the next event in our Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs series: a panel discussing the troubling rise of anti-Asian racism.

The Crisis in Myanmar: Repression, Resistance, Repercussions

March 30, 2021

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan Shocking events...

The Biden-Suga Summit and the Future of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

March 29, 2021

Prime Minister Suga becomes the first foreign leader to visit President Biden in the White House on April 16th.

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.

Health, Healthcare, and Cooperation to “Build Back Better” in China and the US: Views from China

March 26, 2021

Co-sponsored with the Bush China Foundation This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." The coronavirus pandemic has...

Public-Private Collaborations in Palliative Care in Asia

March 24, 2021

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" We will hear from distinguished speakers...

UN's Role in Accountability for North Korea Human Rights Violations

March 19, 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.

The Frontiers of Disaster Prevention in the Era of Great Disasters: Ten Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake. 東日本大震災から10年を経て

February 17, 2021

This event is co-sponsored with the generous support of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japan Society of Northern California, and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern...

The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States

February 17, 2021

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Kennedy School This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private...

A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

February 12, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. The Biden administration has yet to announce its North Korea policy, and it remains unclear whether it will try to forge a new path in U.S.

Transnational Policy Challenges in the Bay of Bengal

February 5, 2021

  4:00-5:00pm California, 18-February 2021 7:00-8:00pm Washington DC, 18-February 2021 3:00-4:00am  Kenya, 19-February 2021 11:00am-12:00pm Sydney, Australia 19-February 2021   The Bay of Bengal,...

Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

February 2, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter webinar series "Asian Politics and Policy in a Time of Uncertainty." Is demographics destiny as societies search for sustainable, innovation-led...

Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia

February 1, 2021

Few American diplomats can match the years of experience in multiple Southeast Asian countries that Ambassador Scot Marciel has accumulated during his career in the US Foreign Service.

Are South Korean Liberals Truly Liberal?

January 28, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here.

People

Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
Photo of Mary-Collier Wilkes Mary-Collier Wilks Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Tongtong Zhang photo Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Photo of Diana Stanescu Diana Stanescu Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
Portrait of Radhika Jain Radhika Jain Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-22
Photo of Yusuke Mitsumori Yusuke Mitsumori Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Sachiko Masuda Sachiko Masuda Visiting Scholar at APARC
Scot Marciel Scot Marciel Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Masa Oishi Masahiko Oishi Visiting Scholar at APARC
Photo of Charles Crabtree Charles Crabtree Visiting Assistant Professor, Japan Program
Photo of Russ Corwin Russ Corwin Visiting Scholar at APARC
Sheen Woo Photo Sheen Woo Visiting Scholar at APARC