Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Recent Events

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COVID-19: The Economic Impact in China

April 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the King Center on Global Development and Shorenstein APARC, this virtual panel discusses the impacts of the coronavirus pandemics on China's urban and rural employment and its...

"You're Fired": A Comparative Analysis of Presidential Impeachment in the United States and South Korea

April 17, 2020

Presidential impeachment is becoming increasingly common in democracies around the world; however, the public’s understanding of impeachment both as a legal and a political process and how it fits...

U.S.-China Relations in the Era of COVID-19

April 15, 2020

This is a virtual event.

Japan's Response to Covid-19: Political Leadership and Crisis Response

April 6, 2020

In keeping with the State of California's shelter-in-place orders, this event is available through livestream only.

The New Economy Conference: Navigating Chinese Investment, Trade, and Technology

April 1, 2020

Please note the event time has been changed to 10:30AM (PT) to 12:00PM (PT).   This is a virtual event.

Engaging China: Fifty Years of Sino-American Relations

April 1, 2020

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 Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

April 1, 2020

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China Tackles Climate Change

April 1, 2020

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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

April 1, 2020

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CANCELED: Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from Facial Recognition AI Firms in China

March 13, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

CANCELED: The Social and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Asia and Beyond

February 25, 2020

 IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE: In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is...

CANCELED: Are We Entering a New Cold War? Perspectives from Mongolia

February 21, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATEIn keeping with Stanford University’s March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center has elected...

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: Gandhi's Gift: Successful Mass Nonviolence and India's Decolonization

January 17, 2020

IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE:In keeping with Stanford University's March 3 message to the campus community on COVID-19 and current recommendations of the CDC, the Asia-Pacific Research Center is electing...

Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall

December 2, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Authoritarian governments around the world are developing increasingly sophisticated technologies for controlling information.

Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept

November 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.Robert Spalding is a national security policy strategist, and globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic...

Indonesian Foreign Policy 2019-2024: Promise vs. Practice

October 23, 2019

On 20 October 2019, Indonesia’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo began his second five-year term in office.  In his first successful presidential campaign in 2014, he promised to transform the...

China, U.S. Universities and the U.S. Science and Technology Workforce

October 4, 2019

This event is at full capacity and we are no longer accepting registrations.China, U.S. Universities and the U.S.

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and Consequences

September 27, 2019

Interpreting U.S.-China Trade War: Background, Negotiations and ConsequencesSince March 2018, the US–China trade conflict has escalated from a tariff war to a technology war, and a strategic...

Xinjiang’s Muslims and the PRC

September 27, 2019

Sponsored by Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of LawWE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS...

Hong Kong: A City in Turmoil

September 13, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPSNOTE: THIS EVENT IS CLOSED TO THE MEDIA UPDATE: We will provide a live video stream of the conference on this link: https://youtu.be...

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion with Maria Ressa

June 26, 2019

RSVP Now2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Maria Ressa to Headline Award Panel DiscussionMaria Ressa, winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Award, is an internationally-esteemed journalist and...

Shorenstein APARC Annual Orientation Luncheon & Photoshoot

June 18, 2019

Center members are cordially invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Orientation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.