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

Diseases of Poverty: Neglected Tropical Infections in Sub-Saharan Africa

April 2009

In 1967, U.S. Surgeon General William H.

Japanese Education

December 2005

It is important for teachers and students to develop a broad understanding of Japanese education.

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.

News

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...

Events

Examining Long-Term Radiation Effects

April 4, 2009

On April 4, 2009, SPICE co-sponsored a high school teachers' workshop with Stanford's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and the National Consortium for Teaching about...

NCTA Teacher Workshop: North Korea

March 13, 2009

To an audience of high school teachers, Philip Yun recounted his experience as a deputy to the head U.S.

Japan's Geological Factors

March 6, 2012

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

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

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.

Japan's Modern Economy

March 2012

Video of Japan's Modern Economy - An Interpretive History of Japan, Lesson 3 In this lecture, Professor Okimoto analyzes Japan's SEID model of economic development.

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.

People

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