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

This Land Is Your Land: The Great Depression, Migrant Farm Workers, and the Legacy of the New Deal

September 2022

Part 2 of an ongoing series that features photographs by Marion Post Wolcott.

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2021–2022 Regional Programs in Japan

September 2022

Congratulations to the student honorees from Fukuoka Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, Kawasaki City, Kobe City, Oita Prefecture, and Tottori Prefecture.

History of Japanese War Brides

August 2022

SPICE has developed free lesson plans on an important chapter of U.S. immigration history that is largely unknown.

Old 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. Wise discusses "Children in Crisis," a multidisciplinary initiative directed at integrating expertise in political science, security, and health services in areas of civil conflict and unstable governance.

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

In this lecture, Professor Okimoto discusses how Japan’s geography and geological factors have influenced its economics, society, and culture.

People

Stefanie Orrick Stefanie Orrick Curriculum Consultant
Waka Takahashi Brown Waka Takahashi Brown Instructor and Manager, Stanford e-Japan, Curriculum Specialist
Alison Keiko Harsch Alison Keiko Harsch Instructor, Stanford e-Kobe, Instructor, Stanford e-Sendai Ikuei
naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor, Stanford e-Tottori, Instructional Designer
rylan sekiguchi Rylan Sekiguchi Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Design, Instructor, Stanford e-Hiroshima, Manager, Stanford SEAS Hawaii
Carey Moncaster Carey Moncaster Instructor, Stanford e-China
IshimatsuHeadshot Sabrina Ishimatsu Sales Manager, Event Coordinator, Instructor, Stanford e-Takatsuki
Mariko Yoshihara Yang Mariko Yang-Yoshihara Instructor, Stanford-Hiroshima Collaboration Project on Entrepreneurship, Instructor, Stanford e-Eiri, Instructor, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability for Eikei University of Hiroshima, Education Researcher