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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.

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Experts gather in Beijing to discuss institutional contexts of building world-class universities

December 2016

Alluding to the famous dictum by China’s late leader, Deng Xiaoping, Min Weifang, the executive president of Chinese Society for Education Development Strategies and professor at Peking University ...

US Pacific Fleet commander visits SCPKU, emphasizes strengthened US-China relations

September 2016

Last month, Admiral Scott H. Swift, the commander of U.S.

Video showcases SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom enabling co-teaching across the Pacific

August 2016

SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom facilitated the launch of an innovative course In Spring 2016 focused on U.S.-China relations which was taught simultaneously at Stanford University and at SCPKU...

In Beijing, experts examine China's rise and the changing global order

June 2016

On the heels of the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, scholars, members of think tanks and former U.S.

US admiral visits SCPKU, addresses maritime disputes

November 2015

The leader of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Harry B. Harris, Jr., addressed U.S.

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

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.

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.

People

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