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

Beyond the Great Wall: Embracing Rheology and China

September 2019

In my mind, the Great Wall of China is an unprecedented feat of engineering that symbolizes an epic transformation - a structure that once was meant to keep people out, now welcomes millions into...

SCPKU Summer Seminar: Chinese Corporations: A Case Study Workshop

June 2019

The SCPKU summer workshop, "Chinese Corporations: A Case Study Workshop" led by Prof. Andrew Walder (Stanford) and Prof. Zheng Lu (Tsinghua) convened in Beijing on June 17th,  2019.

PKUHSC Delegation Visited Stanford

May 2019

PKUHSC (Peking University Health Science Center) delegation, headed by Prof.

Events

DOES GLOBALIZATION BREED ETHNIC DISCONTENT?

November 6, 2018

Olzak examines how different components of globalization affect the death toll from internal armed conflict.

The Global Economic Order before (and after) Western Hegemony: Chinese-Middle Eastern Relations from the Silk Road to "One Belt, One Road"

June 11, 2018

The Western, or liberal, international order which emerged after World War II reflects the culmination of a centuries-long process of European, and later American, economic and political...

Knight Hennessy Scholars Information Session

April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM until 06:00 PMPeking UniversityAtrium M11Beijing 100871ChinaThis event is intended for students and recent alumni of this university.

People

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