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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. Looking more broadly at these issues, FSI’s Governance Project works on measuring the quality of governance and assessing a country’s ability to deliver public services.

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. One project explores how authoritarian and democratic regimes can encourage or suppress economic development. Meanwhile, the European Governance project looks at governance issues on a single continent.

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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Bargaining Success in the Reform of the Eurozone

September 19, 2017

Between 2010 and 2015, EU governments negotiated consecutive reforms to the governance of the eurozone which, taken together, represent perhaps the most significant deepening of European...

Mark Leonard: "The connectivity wars: European security and the weaponization of the internet, trade, migration and international institutions"

April 3, 2017

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED FULL CAPACITY. PLEASE CONTACT MAGDALENA magdafb@stanford.edu TO GET ON THE WAITLIST Our world is built on links and connections.

Ivo Daalder: "America First: Donald Trump and the New World Order"

April 3, 2017

Ivo Daalder has been president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since July 2013.

The Kremlin's Trojan Horses?: Russia and the European Far Right

March 30, 2017

A wave of far-right populism is sweeping across Europe. Euroskeptic, nationalist, populist parties, once on the fringes of European politics, are poised to enter the mainstream.

Nicola Sturgeon: "Scotland's Place in the World"

March 26, 2017

This event has reached full capacity and we are no longer able to accept RSVPs.We will be livestreaming this talk on April 4th at https://livestream.com/accounts/1973198/events/7109075  beginning...

Patrick Chamorel: "The French Elections and the Rising Political Divide"

March 17, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event, we are now booked to full capacity and unable to take further reservations.Please contact khaley@stanford.edu if you would like to be placed on the...

Alexander Stubb: "Life after Trump and Brexit: Will Europe be able to take the lead?"

March 15, 2017

 If you thought that world politics is boring, think again.

Bits and pieces: Liberal democracy in the digital era

March 14, 2017

 The event is a joint sponsorship between CISAC, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, the European Security Initiative (in The Europe Center) and the Center for Russian, East...

Empires and Occupations: Global Dynamics of the Illiberal Wartime State, 1914-18

March 9, 2017

- This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Global Studies, The Europe Center, and the History Department - Abstract: By 1914, exploiting colonies was a well-established practice of even the most ...

Ivan Krastev, "The Imitation Imperative"

March 2, 2017

Although the post-1989 world is the world that America and Europe made, it has now become the world that America and Europe have started to fear and sometimes even hate.

Damian Collins: "Britain and Brexit"

March 2, 2017

Damian Collins MP is a member of the House of Commons, and Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Culture, Media and Sport.

Historical Roots of Political Extremism: The Effects of Nazi Occupation of Italy

February 23, 2017

The Italian civil war and the Nazi occupation of Italy occurred at a critical juncture, just before the birth of a new democracy and when, for the first time in a generation, Italians were choosing...

US Ambassador to Poland, Paul Jones

February 14, 2017

          The Ambassador's remarks will address:U.S. military deploymentsPoland’s regional and global relations with the European Union, NATO and the United States  Poland’s current domestic...

Book Talk: "Everyone Loses" by Samuel Charap and Timothy Colton

February 3, 2017

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east...

"Russian Military Reform and its Consequences" by Aleksandr Golts

February 3, 2017

In March 2014 Russian Armed Forces managed to deploy thousands troops on Ukrainian bordere in less than 48hs. This fact was crucial in capturing Crimea.

Philippe Van Parijs: "Europe's Destiny: A view from Brussels"

January 9, 2017

Due to the overwhelming interest in this event,  we have reached full capacity and are no longer able to accept further RSVPs or further requests to be added to the wait list.  Thank you. With the...

The Haves and the Have-Nots: Exploring the Global History of Wealth and Income Inequality"

December 9, 2016

Few topics have captured mass, political, and scholarly attention as consistently as income inequality and the distribution of wealth.

**Cancelled** President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing: The Future of Europe

November 17, 2016

**This event has been cancelled.**This event is co-sponsored by: The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, The Europe Center, The Hoover Institution, Stanford Global Studies, The...

The Current Social and Political Challenges in Catalonia: An Unprecedented Process

October 7, 2016

The social and political process that a significant part of Catalan society is engaged in needs to be explained analyzing its origins some ten years ago and its current state of development.

Brexit: What's next for the UK and Europe?

August 16, 2016

  The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union this summer promises to fundamentally alter the political and economic future of the UK and the rest of the European Union.

**Cancelled** Brexit, Trump and the politics of fear: is populism here to stay?

July 12, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** With the backdrop of the Brexit vote in the UK, Nick Clegg will explore the factors behind the rise of the politics of identity, populism and nationalism in the UK...

Andrew Moravcsik: "The European Crisis"

July 12, 2016

Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Director of the European Union Program at...

**Cancelled** Seminar with Torben Iversen

April 25, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard.

"How America Retrenches: Foreign Policy Pullbacks in Historical Perspective" - A Lecture by Stephen Sestanovich

April 20, 2016

Sorry, we've reached registration capacity. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waitlist. Barack Obama is not the first U.S.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Coit D. Blacker Senior Fellow Professor, Humanities and Sciences
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Roland Hsu Affiliate