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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.

Scholarly Publications

The Ethnic Question: How Do We Integrate Today's Immigrants In Our Globalized World

April 2013

We live in a period of unprecedented scope of immigration and globalization, facing great numbers of peoples, and also cultural and social difference and strains on welfare economies.  Recent...

Social Conflict and Political Violence in Africa

April 2009

A growing fraction of the world's civil wars seem to be breaking out on the African continent, and in the last few decades it has acquired a reputation as a hotbed of violence and warfare.  Social...

Learning from the Japanese Economy

December 2004

Despite recent improvements, Japan today still faces some of the same structural problems that triggered its 15 year economic malaise including low productivity growth relative to the past,...

Other Publications

2009 SPICE Catalog

December 2009

For 2009, SPICE has developed four new curriculum units: Examining Long-term Radiation Effects, Interactive Teaching AIDS: A Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum, China's Republican Era,...

News

Conference at Stanford examines why Korea matters to American education

July 2016

All things Korean – economics, culture, politics – are the subject of an educational conference on campus this week.The fifth annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S.

Stanford historical memory project seeks WWII reconciliation in Asia

March 2016

From atomic bombs to harsh military occupations in the World War II period, the past is very much the present in the Asia Pacific region.Stanford scholars are striving to help heal these wounds...

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

Webinar - President Obama Visits Hiroshima: Perspectives and Classroom Resources

May 17, 2016

On May 27, 2016, President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima.

NCTA HS: Asian American Issues

April 10, 2015

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

NCTA HS: U.S-South Korea Relations

March 13, 2015

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

Projects

Teaching Resources on Japan

Japan
English

Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
English

Multimedia

Doomed to Cooperate: Averting Post-Cold War Nuclear Dangers

October 2016

At the end of the Cold War, American and Russian scientists came together—overcoming political, cultural, and geographic divides—to work toward a common goal of reducing nuclear threat. In this video, Siegfried S.

Immigration and Integration: Research

November 2015

In this video, Jens Hainmueller, Co-Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, and Duncan Lawrence, Executive Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, explain some of the challenges created by current immigration...

Immigration and Integration: Introduction

November 2015

Immigration policy has been a very controversial and highly debated topic for decades, both in the United States and in Europe.

People

Sabrina Ishimatsu Event Coordinator, Distance Learning Instructor
Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development