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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 ever-threatening 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.

News

Stanford research center opens at Peking University

March 2012

The Stanford Center at Peking University “marks a new era of collaboration between two outstanding universities,” said Gary Locke, the U.S. ambassador to China.

First Lady Michelle Obama visits SCPKU

March 2014

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, spoke at SCPKU today and said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success.

How Stanford uses technology to spread education

March 2014

While visiting SCPKU, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama used the Highly Immersive Classroom to connect students there with students at Stanford University.

Events

China, the Party and Its Banks

May 10, 2013

Dr. Walter will discuss the modern evolution of China’s banks and the challenges in transiting to a more open, consumption-based model of economic development.

SCIENCE PARKS, CHINESE INNOVATION POLICY AND FIRM STRATEGY

October 30, 2013

The Chinese government developed over 100 high-tech industrial development zones and over 80 university science parks since the mid-1980s, aimed to support fundraising and growth for innovation....

Explaining the New Confrontation Between Russia and the West

July 7, 2015

Explaining the New Confrontation Between Russia and the WestPower. Policy.

People

Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jean C. Oi Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Lizhi Liu SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2014-March 2015
Wesley Koo SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, January-April 2016