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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 ever-threatening 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.

News

Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

Cuéllar looks back on leading FSI

December 2014

For 14 years, Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been a tireless Stanford professor who has strengthened the fabric of university’s interdisciplinary nature.

Events

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.

Projects

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Higher Education

An International Comparative StudyUniversity attendance is increasing around the world, but are graduates learning the essential skills required to succeed in the workforce and grow the economy...
English

Technology and Human Capital _ Migration

One often hears that China has the largest online population in the world.
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Policy Related Research - REAP 2013

Official Policy Briefs(Submitted to China’s State Council) Research and Policy Recommendations on the Situation of Infant Malnutrition and Underdevelopment in Poor AreasAdvisory for Implementing a...
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Multimedia

The Rural Education Action Project

July 2014

What makes REAP's research approach so innovative to begin with? This documentary details how REAP's collaborative, empirical approach position the organization to alleviate poverty on a large scale.

People

Tao Li Affiliate
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongmei Yi Program Manager, REAP-China
Ruoyang Jin REAP Communications Manager