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.

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Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

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.

Scott Rozelle on How Agriculture Vitalized China's Economy

April 2013

Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times.

REAP-China Director Wins Prestigious Award

December 2012

The 4th Annual Award for the Ten Highest Achieving Women of the Chinese Academy of Sciences” recently named REAP-China director Linxiu Zhang an awardee.

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.

Article for Yale Global: Aging Population and Poverty Require Stronger Investment in China’s rural youth

March 2012

REAP and/or FSI professors Karen Eggleston, Jean Oi, Scott Rozelle, Ang Sun, and Xueguang Zhou report on inequalities in rural China: “Greater investment in public health and education for the...

China’s Economic Stability Depends on More Education, Stanford Economist Says

December 2011

Without sending more kids to high school and teaching them the skills needed to support higher wages, China runs the risk of never really making it as a rich nation.

The Re-emergence of Intestinal Worms: Investigation of Infection Status Among Children in Rural Southwest China

April 2011

As part of China’s public health efforts, the “baota lozenge” - a sugary anthelminthic commonly administered to schoolchildren - once valiantly fought to stop the rampant transmission of parasitic...

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...

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).

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