Governance

Governance

FSI's research on the origins, character and consequences of government institutions spans continents and academic disciplines. The institute’s senior fellows and their colleagues across Stanford examine the principles of public administration and implementation. Their work focuses on how maternal health care is delivered in rural China, how public action can create wealth and eliminate poverty, and why U.S. immigration reform keeps stalling. 

FSI’s work includes comparative studies of how institutions help resolve policy and societal issues. Scholars aim to clearly define and make sense of the rule of law, examining how it is invoked and applied around the world. 

FSI researchers also investigate government services – trying to understand and measure how they work, whom they serve and how good they are. They assess energy services aimed at helping the poorest people around the world and explore public opinion on torture policies. The Children in Crisis project addresses how child health interventions interact with political reform. Specific research on governance, organizations and security capitalizes on FSI's longstanding interests and looks at how governance and organizational issues affect a nation’s ability to address security and international cooperation.

Recent Events

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Uncertainty, Risk, and Responsibility: Lessons from Three Technologies

February 18, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 819 377 559. About this Event: Are we still in the Nuclear Age? Is this the Age of AI?

Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 854 755 097. About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping...

The Tragedy of American Nuclear Policy

February 7, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: What sort of narrative defines the American experience with nuclear weapons?

Navigating Foreign Policy in South Asia

February 3, 2020

Open to Stanford affiliates only.Stanford identification will be checked at doors.  This event is co-sponsored with Stanford’s Center for South Asia Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please...

Iran and the Limits of Economic Statecraft: Sanctions, Energy, and the Effectiveness of Maximum Pressure

January 30, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 721 213 914. About this Event: Since the United States left the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, the...

Bolstering the Information War’s Weakest Front: How to Build Citizen Resilience to Disinformation and Fake News

January 29, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 191 164 501. About this Event: Rampant disinformation threatens democracy, security, and even public...

The Wagner Group: Untangling the Purpose behind a Russian Power Tool

January 29, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the European Security Initiative Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 980 796...

Do Morals Matter?

January 29, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 594 871 196. About this Event: In Do Morals Matter?, Joseph S.

Is the Paris Climate Agreement Working?

January 28, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID  474 888 988. About this Event: 2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary for formal diplomatic...

The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

January 23, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 570 731 429. About this Event: Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower-a titan...

Demystifying China

January 23, 2020

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. About this Event: Stocking up its nuclear arsenal, jeopardizing U.S.

How do Modern Militant Groups Form, Survive, and Thrive?

January 22, 2020

Livestream: Please check back on day of event for status update (if any). About this Event: Despite the fact that armed groups directly influence patterns of war between and within states, the...

CANCELLED: Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe

January 17, 2020

  NOTICESeminar CancellationThe Things Look Fine, But We’re Doomed: Studying, and Stopping, Catastrophe seminar has been CANCELLED.

Good Science and Silenced Security: On Anticipatory Governance in Biobanking

January 15, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 741 503 024. About this Event: The governance of big data and the prevention of their misuse is among...

U.S. Policy Towards Russia in an Era of Great Power Competition

January 14, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/c1RKnxPEk54 About this Event: U.S.-Russian relations are at perhaps their lowest point since the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union.

Delaying Doomsday: The Politics of Nuclear Reversal

January 8, 2020

Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 468 643 173. About this Event: Scholars and practitioners have long debated about the conditions...

Beyond NATO: A New Security Architecture for Eastern Europe

January 8, 2020

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 667 226 221. About this Event: In this new Brookings Marshall Paper,...

Israel and the Persian Gulf: New Relations for a Challenging New Era

December 12, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/2J1usUsxZVw About this Event: Israel’s relations with the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, and particularly Saudi Arabia, have been improving for many years....

Truthiness and Tribalism as Political Weapons: Fear, Cognitive Hacking and the Strategic Use and Abuse of Extra-factual Information

December 5, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: When U.S.

The Past and Future of Arms Control

December 5, 2019

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/i-Oaa0yiSjA About this Event: In the last 50 years, the United States and Soviet Union/Russia have pursued arms control negotiations and signed numerous treaties...

Putin or the People? The Surprising Politics of Authoritarianism in Russia

December 4, 2019

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: Please click here to join the livestream webinar via Zoom or log-in with webinar ID 699 692 496. Abstract: By most accounts, the most important political...

Secrecy and Deniability in the Nuclear Realm

December 4, 2019

Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: State nuclear enterprises are shrouded in secrecy. This fact alone makes nuclear security scholarship difficult.

Russian Media: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

December 4, 2019

Register: Click here to RSVP Livestream: This event will not be live-streamed or recorded. Abstract: Yevgenia Albats, a renowned independent journalist with 44 years of experience in Soviet,...

Secrets in Global Governance: Disclosure Dilemmas and the Challenge of International Cooperation

December 4, 2019

Seminar Recording: ​https://youtu.be/vwmgYCTUJ3o About this Event: Scholars and practitioners have long argued that compliance with international rules often requires building institutions or other...

People

Brett McGurk Lecturer
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Kathryn Stoner Deputy Director, Senior Fellow Senior Fellow
Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Associate Professor, Political Science
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Martha Crenshaw Martha Crenshaw Senior Fellow, Emerita, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science, Emerita
Philip Taubman Lecturer
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow