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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 ever-threatening 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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Nation-State-izing Religion: Bureaucratic Islam in Southeast Asia

February 14, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Southeast Asia ProgramTransnational Islam lacks the centralized leadership and institutions associated with Catholicism.

History of U.S.-Japan Relations

February 9, 2018

Symposium on "History of US-Japan Relations"March 6, 2018Philippines Conference RoomShorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center (Stanford University) Program9:00am     Registration and Breakfast 9...

Two Neighbors: India and China; an Indian Perspective

February 7, 2018

In this talk, Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Foreign Secretary, will address the current relationship between India and China in the light of her three-and-a-half decades of experience dealing...

Relapse Symptoms: the Rise of Authoritarianism in Thailand

February 6, 2018

After the Cold War, Thailand became a poster child of democratizing processes in Southeast Asia.

Taiwan's Place in the Evolving Security Environment of East Asia

January 30, 2018

Over the last dozen years, Taiwan’s democracy has deepened in important ways.

The Long Road to Making Money

January 25, 2018

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy is a record of a thirty-year research project that Gary G.

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"

January 22, 2018

Stanford Conference on "The Political Economy of Japan under the Abe Government"February 8 - February 9, 2018Philippines Conference RoomSponsored by: Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Freeman...

Migration Policymaking in Japan: Does Citizenship Law Matter?

January 11, 2018

Japan is commonly regarded as a country that is closed against migrants. It does not allow their entries in a large size, granting restricted rights.

Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan

January 11, 2018

Japan grew explosively and consistently for more than a century, from the Meiji Restoration until the collapse of the economic bubble in the early 1990s.

Renegotiating the World Order: Institutional Change in International Relations

December 22, 2017

Abstract: Rising powers often seek to reshape the world order, triggering confrontations with those who seek to defend the status quo.

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University Scholars

December 11, 2017

JSPS Fellowships for Research in Japan: Information Session for Stanford University ScholarsThe Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers fully funded fellowships to scholars with excellent...

The Legacy of John W. Lewis

November 30, 2017

Colleagues, policymakers, and other friends of John W. Lewiswill celebrate his contributions as scholar, activist and mentor. Click here for the live-stream   This event is co-sponsored by:    

2017 Holiday Party

November 25, 2017

17th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this seventeenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

18th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this eighteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

October 18, 2017

Soon after the American Revolution, certain of the founders began to recognize the strategic significance of Asia and the Pacific and the vast material and cultural resources at stake there.

The Future of Asia: Voices from Asia’s Next Generation

October 16, 2017

Asia’s transformation presents both challenges and opportunities at international, regional, and domestic levels.

Hospitality or Human Rights? Indonesia Welcomes the Rohingya

October 11, 2017

Indonesia has not signed the 1951 Refugee Convention and does not offer legal pathways for the permanent integration of refugees into its society.

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Human Autonomy in the Age of Automation: Envisioning 2045

September 29, 2017

The conference is brought to you by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Japan Program's Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and Mistletoe, Inc.This event is at full capacity.

GROW: Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Human Intelligence

September 25, 2017

GROW is an automated solution to evaluate job candidates, developed by Tokyo-based people analytics startup, Institution for a Global Society (IGS).

A Conversation with the Author of "Superficial Korea"

September 22, 2017

In Superficial Korea, a book recently published in South Korea, Gi-Wook Shin, professor of sociology and Shorenstein APARC director, shares his observations on and provides recommendations for...

Abe Fellows Global Forum: Confronting Climate Change

September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and Irma have brought home to everyone the impact of climate change on our economy, our society, and our daily lives.

People

Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar
Joyce Lee Research Professional
Kanetaka M. Maki Research Associate, Japan Program
Yu Jin Woo Research Scholar