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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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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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Chile

May 12, 2017

Chile, being positioned on the Pacific-facing rim of South America, has a natural tendency toward Asia, not only geographically, but also politically, culturally and economically.

The North Korea Crisis

May 10, 2017

- This event is jointly sponsored by the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Walter H.

Book Launch: Challenges in the Process of China’s Urbanization

May 4, 2017

The same institutions that enabled China’s massive urbanization and spurred its economic growth now require further reform and innovation.To address the issues facing the next phase of the nation’s...

Taiwan's Defense Policy in the Trump Era

May 1, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Taiwan Democracy Project and the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative. AbstractTaiwan's defense policy faces several daunting challenges.

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

April 20, 2017

South Koreans will elect a new president on May 9 after months of political turmoil that led to the impeachment of their most recent president, Park Geun-hye.

End of the U.S.-led Postwar Order? Allies' Reactions to Trump Diplomacy

March 22, 2017

Expected dramatic shifts of foreign policy by leading democracies, including the U.S.

Unconventional Monetary Policy in Japan: Comparison with Europe and Implications on Asia

March 21, 2017

Dr. Sayuri SHIRAI is currently a professor of Keio University and is also a visiting scholar at the Asian Development Bank Institute.

Empowering progress: Reformism and State-Building in the Philippines

March 21, 2017

Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Southeast Asia Program  The Philippines is typically characterized as a weak, even patrimonial, state in which...

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion: Religion After Mao

March 13, 2017

Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques--as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own...

Silicon Valley Does it Repeatedly: From Fairchild to Uber and Beyond

March 8, 2017

Martin Kenney is a Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International...

The U.S. and China in the Era of Donald Trump

February 16, 2017

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO ENCINA HALL, BECHTEL CONFERENCE CENTER, 1ST FLOORThe election of Donald Trump has introduced a big...

Deterring Revisionist Powers

February 15, 2017

What defines the strategic environment today is not individual threats, but the uncertainty presented by a multi-polar world of four revisionist powers (Iran, North Korea, China and Russia)...

The South China Sea: What is to be Done?

February 6, 2017

Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam have made ambiguous, intransigent, and overlapping claims of “sovereignty” and “rights” in the SouthChina Sea.

People

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