International Development

International Development

FSI researchers consider international development from a variety of angles. They analyze ideas such as how public action and good governance are cornerstones of economic prosperity in Mexico and how investments in high school education will improve China’s economy.

They are looking at novel technological interventions to improve rural livelihoods, like the development implications of solar power-generated crop growing in Northern Benin.

FSI academics also assess which political processes yield better access to public services, particularly in developing countries. With a focus on health care, researchers have studied the political incentives to embrace UNICEF’s child survival efforts and how a well-run anti-alcohol policy in Russia affected mortality rates.

FSI’s work on international development also includes training the next generation of leaders through pre- and post-doctoral fellowships as well as the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program.

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

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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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Testing the Space Governance System

October 9, 2020

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

October 9, 2020

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Health Security Beyond Epidemics

October 8, 2020

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

When do Foreign Militants Support States? Examining Shia Militants’ Role as External Patrons in the Syrian Conflict

October 8, 2020

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Justice Deferred: War Termination and the Confederacy's Lost Cause Myth

October 8, 2020

SEMINAR RECORDING YouTube 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...

Nuclear Weapons and the Birth of the Global Commons

October 8, 2020

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Reducing Nuclear Danger

October 8, 2020

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

Bioengineering Beyond Cells to Enable a Fair and Sustainable 21st Bio-Century

October 8, 2020

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Lawyering the Presidency: Legal Counsel and Constraints on the Use of Force

October 8, 2020

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

States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court

October 8, 2020

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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.

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

October 8, 2020

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Losing the Long Game: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East

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.

Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare

October 8, 2020

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Keeping It Professional: Language and Bureaucracy in the Cold War

October 8, 2020

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

People

1 RSD13 085 0052a 001 David Relman Senior Fellow Professor, Medicine, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
man smiling Cameron Tracy Research Scholar
Naimark, Norman Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Women looking straight forward Amy Zegart Senior Fellow Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Herb Lin Herbert Lin Senior Research Scholar
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
Lisa Blaydes Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Michael Tomz Michael Tomz Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL and CISAC Professor, Political Science, Chair of the Department of Political Science
Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller Steven C. Házy Lecturer
Stedman Steve Stephen J. Stedman Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science