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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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...

Transatlantic Relations in the Age of Biden

October 12, 2020

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Stopping State Repression: An Inquiry Into Spells

October 12, 2020

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

October 12, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

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Testing the Space Governance System

October 9, 2020

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Between the Cold War Arms Race and African Decolonization: Fallout Risks from French Nuclear Weapons Tests in Algeria (1960–66)

October 8, 2020

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The Provenance Problem: Research Methods and Ethics in the Age of WikiLeaks

October 8, 2020

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Escaping the Deadly Embrace: Encirclement at the Origins of World War I

October 8, 2020

* Please note all CISAC events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone.   Seminar Recording:  /*-->*/ https://youtu.be/RZZT4lXaG1w   About the Event: What lies at the origins of major wars?

Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

October 8, 2020

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Natural Gas in Europe, Nord Stream 2 and Russia

October 8, 2020

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

Chinese Investment Strategy Across Latin America

October 8, 2020

THIS EVENT STARTS AT 2:40PM. Introductions will start at 2:40pm. Each presentation will be 20 minutes with a 10 minute discussion.

Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War

October 8, 2020

REGISTER FOR ZOOM   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...

Moral Choices Without Moral Language: 1950s Wargaming at The RAND Corporation

October 8, 2020

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Book Talk on Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order

October 8, 2020

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

Fireside Chat with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

October 8, 2020

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Explaining Civil War Non-Recurrence: An El Salvador Case Study

October 8, 2020

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9/11 and Afghanistan Twenty Years Later: Successes, Failures, Surprises, and Lessons

October 8, 2020

SEMINAR RECORDING   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...

Is Ebola the “The ISIS of Disease?": When Counter-Terrorism Meets Humanitarian Medicine

October 8, 2020

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"Negotiating the New START Treaty"

October 8, 2020

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People

Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
steven pifer Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow
Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
michael mcfaul 2 Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Taubman Phil Philip Taubman Lecturer
2015 eileen donahoe 04 web Eileen Donahoe Lecturer, CDDRL
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
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Dr. Thomas Fingar Thomas Fingar Lecturer at APARC