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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.

News

SCPKU hosts Knight-Hennessy Scholars information session

March 2017

Stanford's Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program held an information session at SCPKU on February 27.

Students reflect on US-China relations and global security in distance learning course

July 2016

A new course jointly taught by Stanford and Peking University brought together students and scholars in China and the United States in dialogue using videoconferencing.Each week during the past...

Condoleezza Rice spotlights role of technology in addressing global urban development and governance challenges

September 2015

Speaking at SCPKU on September 22, Condoleezza Rice, the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior...

Events

Education and the Global Expansion of Formal Organization

October 23, 2016

Formal organizational structures have expanded, worldwide, over recent decades, particularly in the neo-liberal period.

Advancing a Human-Centered Approach to Cities: A Conversation with the Stanford Human Cities Initiative

September 8, 2016

By 2050, two out of three people will live in cities worldwide. The addition of 2.5 billion urban dwellers requires cities to accommodate the needs of a rapidly growing population.

The Hoover Institution: Its History, Mission, and Archival Treasures

May 12, 2016

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace was founded nearly 100 years ago as the Hoover War Library with a donation by Herbert Hoover, who later said, “This Institution is not, and must...

People

Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Connie Chao SCPKU Program Development Manager