Security

Security

FSI scholars produce research aimed at creating a safer world and examing the consequences of security policies on institutions and society. They look at longstanding issues including nuclear nonproliferation and the conflicts between countries like North and South Korea. But their research also examines new and emerging areas that transcend traditional borders – the drug war in Mexico and expanding terrorism networks. FSI researchers look at the changing methods of warfare with a focus on biosecurity and nuclear risk. They tackle cybersecurity with an eye toward privacy concerns and explore the implications of new actors like hackers.

Along with the changing face of conflict, terrorism and crime, FSI researchers study food security. They tackle the global problems of hunger, poverty and environmental degradation by generating knowledge and policy-relevant solutions. 

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The Global Landscape of In-Service Teacher Professional Development Programs: The Gap between Evidence & Practice

November 8, 2017

About the Topic: We review evidence on the characteristics of the most effective teacher professional development (PD) programs, present new data from around the world on the actual characteristics...

End Heuristics in Retrospective Voting: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment

October 2, 2017

About the Speaker: Patrick McEwan is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He conducts research on education and social policy in developing countries, especially in Latin America.

Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence From Chinese Schools

January 23, 2017

About the Topic: Professor Park will discuss how promotion incentives influence the effort of public employees by providing evidence from China's system of promotions for teachers.

In Pursuit of an African Green Revolution

October 21, 2016

About the Topic: Considering continued population growth, increasingly limited availability of uncultivated land, and persistent rural poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, it is imperative to improve...

The Lessons Private Schools Teach: Using a Field Experiment to Understand the Effects of Private Schools on Political Behavior

May 20, 2016

About the Topic: Government services have often been found to act as important sites of political socialization.  Through interactions with institutions and functionaries of the state, individuals...

Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

April 28, 2016

About the Topic: Recent nationwide assessments have documented the low levels of learning in Tanzanian schools.

Mars, Venus and Math: Gender, Societal Affluence and 8th-Graders’ Aspirations for STEM Work

April 6, 2016

About the Topic: Despite massive research and public policy efforts aimed at diversification, gender segregation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics remains extreme in affluent...

Does Money Matter? Education Enrollment and Attainment in Rural China

March 11, 2016

In 2006, the Chinese Government introduced a massive block grant program for rural compulsory education, similar to that of Title I grant in the United States.

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

Human Capital and Labor Market of China

February 17, 2016

9:30-12:00 Session 1: Inequality of Human Capital and Labor Market OutcomesLocation: Goldman Conference Room, Encina Hall East (4th floor) The Health and Nutrition Roots of China's Human Capital...

China's Evolving Labor Market and Human Capital Development

February 2, 2016

About the Topic: An important factor of China’s economic success in the past 35 years was its labor force: its growing size, increasing education level, and reallocation to more efficient sectors....

International Assessment in Higher Education

January 6, 2016

Please join us for a seminar on the assessment of student learning in higher education.

Education Policy as an Optimal Procurement Problem

December 9, 2015

A wealth of research has been conducted on optimal procedures for government procurement of services and the best use of public resources.

Amita Chudgar on "Who teaches marginalized children, and what may explain these teacher distribution patterns? Analysis of data from Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa"

May 27, 2015

In the final International Education Initiative seminar of the year, Amita Chudgar, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Visiting Scholar at the GSE,...

International Education Initiative Workshop

May 6, 2015

The Interantional Education Initiative workshop series creates a forum for graduate students and young researchers to present and discuss their research.

IEI Seminar: David Baker on "Beyond the Schooled Society, a New Cognitive, Economic, and Demographic Space"

March 31, 2015

About the Topic: Only 150 years ago, the majority of the world's population was largely illiterate and unschooled.

How to better harness big data for international education research

February 20, 2015

International Education Initiative (IEI) Instructional Workshop IEI is a new cross-campus initiative to increase dialogue and collaboration around international education at Stanford. About the...

International Education Initiative (IEI) Workshop

February 13, 2015

 The IEI workshop will provide a forum for graduate students and young researchers working in international education to present their research to other graduate students and faculty members.Brenda...

IEI Workshop

January 23, 2015

We are excited to announce our first International Education Initiative (IEI) events of 2015!

IEI Seminar: Henry Levin on “Challenges to Doing Cost-Effectiveness Studies in Education”

November 21, 2014

About IEI: The International Education Initiative (IEI) is a cross-campus collaboration between FSI and the GSE.  The purpose of IEI is to promote greater collaboration around research and policy...

The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence from a Two-stage Experiment in India

October 21, 2014

THE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE (IEI) Presents:Karthik Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Economics at UCSD“The Aggregate Effect of School Choice: Evidence from a two-stage experiment in...

Jenny Bowen: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains

May 13, 2014

Author Jenny Bowen will speak about her new book, "Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains," at this special FSI and REAP Seminar

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scott rozelle new headshot Scott Rozelle Senior Fellow Helen F. Farnsworth Endowed Professorship, Co-director, SCCEI
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ma yue headshot Yue Ma Research Scholar
a man Prashant Loyalka Senior Fellow Associate Professor
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stanford profile Xiaochen Ma Lecturer
nathan congdon wideshot Nathan Congdon Professor, Queen's University Belfast
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