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

February 14, 2018

Transnational 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

Since the end of the Cold War Thailand has been the poster child of democratization processes in Southeast Asia.

Current status of startup finance in Japan

January 18, 2018

Confronting a declining population and increased aging, the government of Japan currently implements measures for Regional Revitalization (chiho sosei), a policy to vitalize local economies by...

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.

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.

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 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.

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...

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".

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.

People

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