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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 Events

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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...

Human Cities@China Symposium

May 3, 2016

In May 2016, practitioners, researchers, and students will gather in Beijing, China for Human Cities@China to explore alternative pathways for an urban vision in China and one that ultimately...

Test - Private Event

December 22, 2014

This is a test private event

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....

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.

Mediated Harmony: Labor Conflict and Rule of Law in China

April 22, 2013

This talk will focus on the impact of the decision in 2003 in China to revive mediation as a key method of labor dispute resolution.

People

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