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.

Recent News

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The Europe Center May 2017

May 2017

 Event Recap: Former Finnish Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, Visits StanfordIn his April visit to Stanford University, Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland and current member of the...

The Europe Center April 2017

April 2017

 Event Recap: First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, Visits Stanford In her April visit to Stanford University, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National...

The Europe Center February 2017

February 2017

 40 Years of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor Program at StanfordAn "Amerika-Sterne" Token2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor...

The Europe Center January 2017

January 2017

 Event Recap: The European Crises, Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University) The Europe Center kicked off its winter quarter talks by continuing its series on the European Union.

The state of US-Russia relations

November 2016

 At a recent European Security Initiative (ESI) lecture held at the GSB's Oberndorf Event Center, Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the US, described US-Russia relations as being at its worse...

Britain wiser to remain in European Union, Stanford scholar says

June 2016

The United Kingdom would lose more than it would gain if it left the European Union, a Stanford scholar said.So would other European nations, and the real winners would be countries that seek to...

The Europe Center April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016

 Event Recap: German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen Visits StanfordUrsula von der Leyen, Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of GermanyIn her March visit to Stanford University, Ursula...

FSI faculty discuss diplomacy and foreign policy amid global turmoil

March 2016

Three of Stanford's most seasoned international affairs experts discussed foreign policy and diplomacy – and practiced a bit of it on stage, too – as they tackled the topics of refugees, Russia and...

The Europe Center October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014

 The Europe Center Graduate Student Grant CompetitionCall for Proposals:The Europe Center is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Graduate Student Grant Competition for graduate and professional...

A tight race for the Scottish independence vote

September 2014

Scottish voters go to the polls this Thursday to determine whether to remain part of the United Kingdom, or to become an independent Scotland.  The latest polls show a neck and neck race, a...

Anti-Semitism surge in Europe reflects loss of values, historical awareness, says Stanford scholar

September 2014

European leaders need to speak out more strongly against the escalation of anti-Semitism, a Stanford professor says."They should be willing to enforce the law," said Russell Berman, a Stanford...

European immigrants to America in early 20th century assimilated successfully, Stanford economist says

August 2014

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, an "open borders" United States absorbed millions of European immigrants in one of the largest mass migrations ever.

Journal Article: "Technology and the Era of the Mass Army," written by Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage

June 2014

Written by Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca), Kenneth Scheve (Stanford University), and David Stasavage (New York University), this article investigates the...

Journal Article: "Preferences for International Redistribution: The Divide over the Eurozone Bailouts," written by Michael Bechtel, Jens Hainmueller and Yotam Margalit

June 2014

Research by Stanford professor Jens Hainmueller and co-writers Michael Bechtel and Yotam Margalit looks at the question of why European Union voters choose to support the financial bail out of...

Journal Article: "German Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention," written by Petra Moser, Alessandra Voena, and Fabian Waldinger

June 2014

The soon to be published journal article written by professors Petra Moser (Stanford), Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago) and Fabian Waldinger (University of Warwick) looks at the impact that...

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

European Union can overcome extremism vote, Stanford faculty say

May 2014

Stanford scholars say the European Union faces one of its most critical challenges after anti-EU parties made widespread electoral gains based on issues like immigration, austerity and elitism....

The Europe Center May 2014 Newsletter

May 2014

The Europe Center May 2014 Newsletter

Adam Tooze Delivers The Europe Center Lectureship on Europe and the World

May 2014

With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War as his backdrop, Tooze spoke about the history of the transformation of the global power structure that followed from Germany’s decision to...

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

February 2014

The Europe Center February 2014 Newsletter

The Europe Center January 2014 Newsletter

January 2014

The Europe Center January 2014 Newsletter

People

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
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution