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.

Recent Old Events

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Nationalist Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

September 9, 2021

For Fall Quarter 2021, FSI will be hosting hybrid events.

An Address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

August 24, 2021

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is honored to host the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, for an address on U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

APSIA Online Graduate School Fair

July 16, 2021

Please join our partners at APSIA for their 2021 online grad school fair.

Book Talk: Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order

January 19, 2021

REGISTER HERE An assessment of Russia that suggests that we should look beyond traditional means of power to understand its strength and capacity to disrupt international politics.

Russia's Challenge to the West:  The Perspective from Berlin

October 30, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/7uGcI3qswDw   About the Event: As relations between the West and Russia have sharply deteriorated in recent years, Germany has taken a leading role in shaping...

Social Media and the Pursuit of Power in a Hybrid Regime: Evidence from Pakistan’s 2018 Election

October 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Biden

October 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Stopping State Repression: An Inquiry Into Spells

October 12, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Sourcing Artificial Intelligence from Industry: What is Real [and What Isn’t]?

October 9, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Media Reporting on International Affairs

October 8, 2020

For fall quarter 2021, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

Health Security Beyond Epidemics

October 8, 2020

For spring quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

The State From Below: Racial Authoritarianism in US Democracy

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Drone-Cinema, Data Practices, and the Developing New Scope of IHL Jurisdiction

October 8, 2020

All CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone. This event is part of the year-long initiative on “Ethics & Political Violence” jointly organized by the Center for International...

Reducing Nuclear Danger

October 8, 2020

For spring quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

European Defense and Security: EU-NATO and Transatlantic Dynamics

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

How Could States Use Nuclear Weapons? Four Models After the Bomb

October 8, 2020

*For fall quarter 2021, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

Recent Advances in the Development of an Alternative Global Rare Earth Supply Chain

October 8, 2020

For spring quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

Nuclear Weapons and the Birth of the Global Commons

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

The Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations

October 8, 2020

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Early Warning Early Response Structures and the Challenge of Illegibility

October 8, 2020

For winter quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Quantifying the “National Physique”: Deterioration, Degeneracy, and the British National Anthropometric Survey, 1904

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.

Keeping It Professional: Language and Bureaucracy in the Cold War

October 8, 2020

For winter quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

People

Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Photo of Oriana Skylar Mastro Oriana Skylar Mastro Center Fellow
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
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blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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colin kahl Colin H. Kahl Senior Fellow Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC