International Development

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.

Scholarly Publications

Humanitarian Intervention and Relation Sovereignty

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

Science, Technology, and Modernity

December 2007

This first volume of the Cambridge History of Russia covers the period from early ('Kievan') Rus' to the start of Peter the Great's reign in 1689.

Just War and the International Fight Against Terrorism: Is it war?

December 2006

Just war theory is the traditional approach taken to questions of the morality of war, but war today is far from traditional.

Other Publications

Biotechnological Inventions – A Comparison between the Patent Systems of Europe and the United States

December 2010

Reaching everything from medicine to the food industry, biotechnology’s impact on society has become a major economic factor and is ever-increasing.

Wer hilft den Opfern?

August 2011

Der diesjährige "Freedom in the World"-Bericht des Forschungsinstituts "Freedom House" weist bereits zum fünften Jahr in Folge auf einen alarmierenden Rückgang von Freiheit, Demokratie und Achtung...

Europa ist ein halb sozialistisches Gebilde

February 2012

News

European Forum Fall 2005 Update

November 2005

The 2005-06 Academic Year got off to an exciting start for the European Forum.

Program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region

June 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe is pleased to announce the inauguration of its research and public dissemination program on Sweden, Scandinavia, and the Baltic Region.

Problems of membership: Seeking solutions to expansion, integration, and intervention in globalized Europe

August 2007

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) achieved two major goals in 2006-2007, by developing FCE into a trans-Atlantic hub for policy and academic leaders and guiding research affiliates to answer...

Events

The Swedish Presidency of the EU: Enlargement, Employment and Environment

March 1, 2001

On January 1 Sweden assumed the rotating chairmanship of the European Union.

European Political Systems Seminar: "Preferences, Parties and Institutions: A Study of Roll-Call Voting Behaviour in the European Parliament"

September 22, 2000

Simon Hix is a Senior Lecturer in European Union Politics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Projects

Transatlantic Technology Law Forum

The European Union and the United States, the world's leaders in the fields of innovation and high technology, share a common set of values based on a commitment to democracy, human rights, market...
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Debating History, Democracy, Development, and Education in Conflicted Societies

The Forum on Contemporary Europe (FCE) at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) has launched a multi-year collaborative project with research institutes in...
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Europe and the Global Economy

Although each nation in Europe retains its distinct cultural, social and political identity, the region as a whole is among the world’s most economically integrated zones.
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Multimedia

Why France and the European Union Still Matter for the United States

February 2015

Is Europe "elderly and haggard", and could France become "the crucible of  Europe" (Jan.

The European Crisis

January 2017

"The European Crisis"Date:  January 17, 2017Venue:  Oksenberg Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker:  Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 

People

Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus