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International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

Recent Events

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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.

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.

India's National Innovation System

September 11, 2017

*/ Dr. Forbes chairs the Steam Engineering Companies of Forbes Marshall, India’s leading Steam Engineering and Control Instrumentation firm. Dr.

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.

SAFECAST AND FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT: THE POWER OF CITIZEN SCIENCE

August 22, 2017

This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project and the Japan Society of Northern California.When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant experienced a meltdown after...

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 Asian Development Bank's 2017 Economic Forecast for Asia

April 3, 2017

Decades of rapid growth transformed developing Asia into a largely middle-income region, but the pace of expansion has fallen off since the 2008 global financial crisis.

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.

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...

A "Comprehensive and Cooperative Partnership"?: Assessing China's Role in Latin America

February 1, 2017

Latin American trade with China has grown exponentially since 2000. From insignificant amounts, trade with China now constitutes 13 percent of Latin America’s total global trade.

The U.S.-Japan Relationship in the New Era

January 31, 2017

The U.S.-Japan relationship has grown from strength to strength, benefitting both countries in terms of diplomacy, security and trade.

Aid as Transnational Social Capital: Korea's Official Development Assistance in Higher Education

January 24, 2017

Rennie Moon explores a new framework for higher education official development assistance (ODA) with a focus on the transnational bridging benefits of social capital.

Eight Threats to Freedom of Expression in India

January 12, 2017

Due to venue capacity limits, we are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. India prides itself on being the "world's largest democracy".

How India Works: Caste, Community and the Indian Economy

January 12, 2017

Since its independence, India’s statesmen, policymakers and social scientists all firmly believed that the entrenched hierarchical caste order and the deep divisions between religious communities...

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

January 5, 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 Logic of China's Global Engagement

December 15, 2016

*/ What is the logic of China’s foreign policy decision-making? Thomas Fingar explores how security and economic development have driven China’s foreign policy stance over the last 35 years.

Can India Ever Become a Great Power?

December 13, 2016

It is now commonplace to think of India's rise as a great power as inevitable.

Is Financial Inclusion only an emerging markets, bottom-of-the-pyramid problem or is it also a challenge for the middle class and in developed countries too? 

November 21, 2016

Over two billion adults in the world (38% of all adults) are unbanked. Several more are underbanked and may have basic accounts but do not have access to credit or insurance services and not ...

US Economic and Foreign Policy under the New Administration

November 14, 2016

Tokyo Foundation - Shorenstein APARC Joint Symposium RSVP required: send name & affiliation with the subject line “TF-APARC Symposium” to info@tkfd.or.jp On November 8, Americans will go to the...

The Australia – U.S. Relationship in the 21st Century

November 9, 2016

*/ As the 21st century unfolds, some fundamentals remain the same including the abiding affinity between Australia and the United States.

Stanford Juku 2016

November 1, 2016

Stanford Juku on Japanese Political Economy 2016September 29 - October 1, 2016Oksenberg Conference RoomStanford Japan Program at Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research CenterThe Japan Program at the...

Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women: Stanford Silicon Valley US-Japan Dialogue 2016

October 28, 2016

As Japan faces a shrinking and aging population, it must pursue productivity growth to remain a wealthy nation.

What Determines Success and Failure of Cluster-Based Industrial Development?

October 5, 2016

Industrial clusters are ubiquitous in history and the contemporary developing world. While many of them grow dynamically, others stagnate.

Big Data: Lessons from the Field

May 4, 2016

Gaurav Kataria is a Big Data leader at Google who is responsible for driving Production Adoption initiatives across various Google for Work product lines - Gmail, Drive, G+, Hangouts, Google Docs,...

People

Phillip Lipscy Center Fellow Assistant Professor, Political Science
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Elin Matsumae Research Assistant
Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar, Japan Program
Samantha Vortherms Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18
Thomas Fingar Fellow
George Krompacky Publications Manager
Kristen Lee Executive Assistant to Professor Gi-Wook Shin
Huma Shaikh Associate Director for Administration