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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.

Scholarly Publications

Quechua Oqrakashqa: The Effects of Mining Consortia and Globalization on Local Quechua Communities in the Peruvian Andes

July 2012

Mining consortia play an important part in improving Peru’s world role in the export of precious and base metals and minerals.

The Economic Costs of Korean Reunification

October 2011

This article explores the economic cost of reunification in the context of growing ambivalence in South Korea toward the idea of unity and shifting South Korean policies toward its northern...

European Answers to the Financial Crisis: Social Banking and Social Finance

April 2011

As a result of the crisis, social banking and social finance have become important trends among bank customers in Europe.

News

Announcing Stanford e-China, a New Stanford University Online Course for High School Students in China

July 2019

The stars have finally aligned to enable SPICE to launch its first online course in China, Stanford e-China—an interactive, virtual class for Chinese high school students.

Seasons Of The RSP: An Online Teacher's Reflection on Teaching About Japan

June 2019

Since joining SPICE in 2005, my annual calendar has revolved around not spring flowers, caterpillars dangling from trees, and falling leaves around the beautiful Stanford campus, but the schedule...

Yanai Tadashi Foundation and SPICE/Stanford University

April 2019

Stanford e-Japan Instructor Waka Brown and I recently met in Tokyo with Mr. Tadashi Yanai, President of the Yanai Tadashi Foundation.

Events

The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

The Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The Stanford Korean Studies Program (KSP) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), with support from Hana Financial Group, are offering a very exciting and...

NCTA High School: Teaching about Korea

March 21, 2014

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

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
English

Multimedia

Children in Crisis

October 2017

Stanford Professor Paul H.

Japan and Silicon Valley: Origins, Trajectories, and Implications

February 2017

Silicon Valley and Japan have both been important areas of innovation, and have interesting histories that have altered the course of the world; however, they have approached innovation very differently.

Japan's Geological Factors

March 2012

Video of Japan's Geological Factors - An Interpretive History of Japan, Lesson 1 In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture.

People

Stefanie Orrick Lamb Curriculum Consultant
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan
Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
Jonas Edman Instructor and Manager, Sejong Korean Scholars Program, Instructional Designer
Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design
Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China
Sabrina Ishimatsu Sales Manager, Event Coordinator, Distance Learning Instructor