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.

Recent News

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Spring 2022 Applications Now Open: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

September 2021

Students with a strong interest in East Asia or international relations are especially encouraged to apply.

SPICE Honors Top Students from 2020–2021 Regional Programs in Japan

August 2021

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

Fostering the Entrepreneurs and Innovators of Tomorrow

August 2021

On August 11, 2021, SPICE honored the top students in the 2020 Stanford e-Entrepreneurship Japan Program in a virtual ceremony.

Japan Day: Recognizing Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

August 2021

Congratulations to the 2020 Stanford e-Japan and 2021 RSP honorees.

Indigenous Voices: Educational Perspectives from Navajo, Native Hawaiian, and Ainu Scholars in the Diaspora

July 2021

This article recaps a June 18, 2021 webinar that featured three Native and Indigenous scholars and includes recommendations for using the webinar recording in classrooms.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 5)

July 2021

Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

Professor Emeritus Albert Dien Delivers Final Lecture

July 2021

On June 29, 2021, Stanford Professor Emeritus Albert Dien, East Asian Languages and Culture, delivered his last lecture.

High School Students in China and the United States Collaborate

July 2021

Students in SPICE’s China Scholars and Stanford e-China Programs meet in virtual classrooms.

Highlights from the 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program

June 2021

Twenty-three students completed SPICE’s 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program.

Reimagining Public Health

June 2021

Guest author Maiya Evans reflects on her EPIC project, which challenges students to reimagine public health.

SPICE’s Educational Offerings on Korea

June 2021

SPICE offers a series of Korea-focused lesson plans, an online course for U.S. high school students, and teacher professional development opportunities.

2021 Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum Symposium

June 2021

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, SPICE’s Jonas Edman moderated two panels during the 2021 EPIC Fellowship Program Symposium for community college educators.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 4)

May 2021

Reflections of eight students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2020–21 Regional Programs in Japan

May 2021

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

How SPICE’s China Scholars Program Accelerated My Love for International Relations

May 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Santiago Calderon, an alumnus of the China Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 course.

A Journey Through Time: The RSP as a Gateway from the Past to My Future

April 2021

The following reflection is a guest post written by Brandon Cho, an alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.

Winners Announced for the Spring 2020 and the Fall 2020 Stanford e-Japan Award

April 2021

Congratulations to the eight students who have been named our top honorees and Honorable Mention recipients for 2020.

SPICE Recognizes Top Students in Stanford e-Japan and the Reischauer Scholars Program

April 2021

On March 26, 2021, a virtual award ceremony was held to honor SPICE’s Spring and Fall 2019 Stanford e-Japan honorees and 2020 Reischauer Scholars Program honorees.

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Receives the 2021 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize

April 2021

The prize is awarded annually by the Association for Asian Studies. It is the seventh time the SPICE staff has received the award.

Live Long and Prosper… and Stand Back

March 2021

In his March 15, 2021 lecture for SPICE’s Reischauer Scholars Program, actor George Takei—who played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek—added “and Stand Back” to the iconic Star...

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 3)

March 2021

Reflections of nine students on the website "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

Stanford e-Kawasaki Guest Speaker: Victoria Tsai, Founder and CEO, Tatcha

March 2021

The entrepreneur and businesswoman spoke to students about how certain key experiences in her life influenced her path.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: A Webinar for Educators, February 20, 2021, 10am PST

February 2021

The Mineta Legacy Project and SPICE are providing an educational opportunity for people across the country to learn about the Japanese American experience during World War II by presenting a webinar...

The Silva Family’s Bracero Legacy and Stanford University: Abuelito and Abuelita’s Journey

February 2021

Isa Silva, grandson of a bracero from Jalisco, will enter Stanford next fall as a recruit for the Stanford Men’s Basketball team.

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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