International Relations

International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Events

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Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 854 755 097. About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping...

Muscles in Brussels: EU Economic Authority in Comparative Perspective

January 7, 2020

How do we explain that the European Union gained so much authority, especially in economic areas?

Book Talk "Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty" with Norman M. Naimark

November 13, 2019

This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

The Putin Exodus and Its Implications for Russia and the West

September 10, 2019

 This event is now full and we are unable to take any further reservations.

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

The Market Model: Comparative Immigration Regimes in 30 Countries Worldwide

March 28, 2019

Professor Justin Gest will present an unique study of immigration governance across 30 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Catalonia, popular republicanism, and the crisis of Europe

March 25, 2019

Catalonia’s bid for independence seems to have involved a major political puzzle for considerable parts of the European public, including academia.

Global Populisms and their International Diffusion (2-day conference)

February 15, 2019

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff and visting scholars.This conference aims to examine the international aspects of the rise of populism across the globe: the role of international...

The Future of Europe

February 11, 2019

 To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page. Brexit, the migrant crisis, the rise of authoritarian regimes, and the eurozone’s calamities have called into...

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

February 7, 2019

To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page. The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence.

Populism and Innovation: Twin Challenges for Europe?

December 1, 2018

 Matteo Renzi was born in Florence in January 1975. In 2004 he was elected president of the province of Florence; five years later, in 2009, he was elected Mayor of Florence.

Special Nov. 28 Event: Russia's Latest Attack on Ukraine, What does it mean for Ukraine and for the West?

November 28, 2018

On November 25, Russian border patrol ships rammed a Ukrainian naval tug and then fired upon and seized it along with two Ukrainian gunboats that were legally attempting to pass through the Kerch...

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 2)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 1)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

Crimea: Russia's Unique Experiment on Integration of Annexed Territory | A Conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev

May 15, 2018

This event is now full. Please send an email to sj1874@stanford.edu if you would like to be added to the wait list. Crimea has become a precedent in the newest world history.

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

April 9, 2018

We have reached capacity for CEMEX Auditorium and are no longer accepting RSVPsWatchMichael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and director of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for...

Nick Clegg: Brexit and Europe - what happens now?

April 2, 2018

With the UK on the brink of exiting the European Union, prominent British voices are calling for the country to reconsider its decision to leave.

Seminar with Lars-Erik Cederman

January 11, 2018

Born in Sweden in 1963, Lars-Erik Cederman received an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Uppsala in 1988 and an M.A.

The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia and the Ghosts of the Past

December 14, 2017

This event is now full, and we are no longer able to accept reservations.

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

November 14, 2017

This event has reached capacity. Please email sj1874@stanford.edu to be placed on the waitlist.

Eastern European Security with Bronislaw Komorowski, former president of Poland

November 14, 2017

Bronisław Komorowski, a former anti-communist opposition activist, member of Parliament, Minister of National Defence, and Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, was President of Poland...

Populism as a Problem of Social Integration

October 9, 2017

We contend that contemporary support for populist parties stems from a set of economic and cultural developments that have severed the connections that usually bind people to their society....

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.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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, 1940-2018