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Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush interviewed for the Mineta Legacy Project

January 2018

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is a person of many firsts.

Bringing Korea into the classroom

August 2016

[View the story "A Study of Korea" on Storify]

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...

Five years later, remembering Tohoku

March 2016

My daughter, Emily, was teaching English at a middle school in Asahi City, Chiba Prefecture, on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program when the 2011 Tohoku earthquake struck on March 11,...

Ninth year of SPICE's Reischauer Scholars Program in full swing

March 2012

On February 1, 2012, the Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) embarked on its ninth year with a new class of 27 exceptional high school students from across the United States.

Legacy of Executive Order 9066

February 2012

This month marks the passing of 70 years since the February 19, 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt, an act resulting in the forcible removal and incarceration of...

SPICE releases 2012 catalog

February 2012

The 2012 SPICE catalog is now available. SPICE developed five new curriculum units in 2011.

Engaging teachers in Europe and Central Asia

February 2012

SPICE staff members Naomi Funahashi, Rylan Sekiguchi, and Johanna Wee participated in the European Council of Independent Schools (ECIS) Annual Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, from November 18 to...

Human rights curriculum for the 21st century

October 2011

The Stanford Report covered the recently launched Stanford Human Rights Education Initiative, which brings human rights curriculum into the classrooms of California community colleges to transform...

SPICE Honors Top Two High School Scholars at Japan Day Event

August 2011

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored two of the top students of the 2011 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) at a Japan Day event at Stanford University...

SPICE Releases 2011 Catalog

March 2011

The 2011 SPICE catalog is now available.

SPICE in Vietnam

September 2010

SPICE curriculum consultants Rennie Moon (Stanford, PhD 2009, International Comparative Education) and Se-Woong Koo (Stanford, PhD Candidate, Religious Studies) recently traveled to Vietnam, August...

Honoring Reischauer Scholars

August 2010

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE) honored two of the top students of the 2010 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) at the RSP Japan Day event at Stanford...

SPICE Brings the Silk Road to New York Teachers

March 2009

On February 25, 2009, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) conducted an interactive workshop on the SPICE curriculum unit, Along the Silk Road, for 150 New...

SPICE launches 'The Road to Beijing'

September 2008

The Stanford program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE) has just announced a major new interdisciplinary, interactive initiative for middle school and high school students on the...

SPICE wins Buchanan Prize for fourth time

May 2008

On April 4 SPICE formally received the 2008 Franklin Buchanan Prize at the Association for Asian Studies conference in Atlanta.

Introducing U.S.-South Korean Relations in U.S. High Schools

December 2007

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE) serves as a bridge between FSI's research centers and elementary and secondary schools throughout the United States.

Reischauer Scholars Honored at Stanford

September 2007

On August 17, 2007, SPICE held an awards ceremony to honor two of the top scholars of its Reischauer Scholars Program, a distance learning course on Japan and U.S.-Japan relations for high school...

SPICE and The Stanford Challenge: 30 Years of Educating New Generations of Leaders

August 2007

SPICE was established more than 30 years ago and serves as a bridge between FSI and elementary and secondary schools in the United States and independent schools abroad.

Examining Global Pandemics: Division of Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine and SPICE

January 2007

Epidemic infectious diseases have shaped many aspects of ancient and modern history.

Educating the Next Generation: SPICE Perspectives on China and Japan

April 2006

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-cultural Education (SPICE) develops innovative materials on key issues in international affairs for K-14 students in the United States and...

SPICE and documentary filmmaker team up to teach students about Afghanistan

September 2005

SPICE and Documentary Filmmaker Team Up to Teach Students about Afghanistan


Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design