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 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.

Scholarly Publications

Providing Quality Infrastructure in Rural Villages: The Case of Rural Roads in China

March 2013

When seeking to build high quality and cost-effective infrastructure in rural villages, a fundamental question is: Who is better at doing so?

News

REAP Director gives talk to investment group

October 2009

REAP Director Scott Rozelle gave a talk to investment group Dodge and Cox Investments entitled "China’s Shifting Economy, the Plight of Migrant Workers and Shaping the Hope for China’s Recovery...

Education Economics Seminar Series First Meeting Held at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

July 2009

On July 31, 2009, the Education Economic Seminar Series held its first meeting at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP).

REAP Awarded 3ie Grant to Evaluate Vocational Education in China

March 2010

Among hundreds of applicants, REAP was one of only 25 groups to secure a competitive grant from the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, or 3ie, to assess the value of expanding...

Events

Understanding the Expansion and Quality of Engineering Education in India

February 22, 2010

The Indian economy has expanded at a fairly steady and rapid rate in the past fifteen years, and part of that expansion has been a greatly increased demand for university graduates, particularly...

Using Mixed Methods to Improve the Quality and Relevance of Impact Evaluation

April 11, 2011

Overview: It is now widely recognized that a rigorous, policy-relevant impact evaluation embeds the counterfactual analysis of impact in a wider analysis of the underlying program theory (theory of...

Will China Fall into a Middle Income Trap? Growth, Inequality and Future Instability

December 6, 2011

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED The problem: Despite the recent robust growth, there is concern that as China moves up the income ladder that its high level of inequality may be a breeding ground for...

Projects

Mandarin as a Second Language

Rural ethnic minorities are among the most disadvantaged in their ability to access educational resources.
English

Vocational vs. Academic High School

China is the world’s largest developing country.
English

Dorm Managers in Rural Primary Schools

Problem One of the major challenges facing policymakers who are in charge of education in China today is how to provide quality, safe and nurturing boarding school services to the more than 10...
English

Multimedia

The Rural Education Action Project

July 2014

What makes REAP's research approach so innovative to begin with? This documentary details how REAP's collaborative, empirical approach position the organization to alleviate poverty on a large scale.

People

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