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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Announcing the Honorees of SPICE’s 2021–22 Regional Programs in Japan

June 2022

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

SPICE’s Jonas Edman Moderates Panel of Community College Instructors

May 2022

Stanford Global Studies hosts Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) Symposium.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 8)

May 2022

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

Kawasaki City Mayor Norihiko Fukuda Delivers Inspirational Comments to Students

April 2022

Stanford e-Kawasaki closing ceremony held.

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Interviewed by Education About Asia

April 2022

Sekiguchi was the 2021 recipient of the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for his curriculum development work on "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

The Reischauer Legacy: How the RSP Inspired Me to Dedicate My Life to U.S.–Japan Relations

April 2022

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

Kinan Azmeh and Yo-Yo Ma: Art in a Time of Crisis

March 2022

On April 6, 2022, Silkroad will be performing at Stanford University.

Opening Ceremony for Stanford e-Fukuoka

March 2022

Governor Seitaro Hattori, Ambassador Rahm Emanuel, and Principal Officer John C. Taylor congratulate students in inaugural class.

Introduction to Issues in International Security

March 2022

A new video curriculum series is released.

Academic Exploration: My Studies in the Sejong Korea Scholars Program and Korean Peninsula

March 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Michelle Murcia, an alumna of the 2021 Sejong Korea Scholars Program.

Stanford e-Kobe Guest Speaker: Hinako Saldi Sato

March 2022

Empowering Japanese women through community building

Capturing U.S. History and Humanity: The Photographs of Marion Post Wolcott

February 2022

SPICE will feature a selection of Marion Post Wolcott’s photographs in an ongoing series along with organizing questions for educators.

Stanford e-Hiroshima: Empowering Youth in Hiroshima

February 2022

Ryuji and Nanako Yamada share reflections on their lives in Hiroshima and their American mentors.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 7)

February 2022

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

SPICE’s Rylan Sekiguchi Selected as a Cohort Fellow for the Movers and Shakas Program

February 2022

Movers and Shakas is an initiative to attract remote workers, especially returning kamaʻāina, to create a more innovative, resilient, and sustainable Hawaiʻi.

Professor Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo, Offers Lecture on Pearl Harbor for Stanford e-Japan

January 2022

Professor Yujin Yaguchi introduced diverse perspectives on Pearl Harbor to 27 high school students in Stanford e-Japan.

Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

January 2022

SPICE recommends the use of a short lecture—titled “Civil and Human Rights: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy” by Dr. Clayborne Carson—for high school and college levels.

The Missing Fragments of My Japanese Identity

January 2022

The following reflection is a guest post written by Hikaru Sean Isayama, a 2020 alumnus of the Reischauer Scholars Program.

What Does It Mean to Be an American?: Reflections from Students (Part 6)

December 2021

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

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.

People

naomi funahashi Naomi Funahashi Manager, Reischauer Scholars Program and Teacher Professional Development
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
Stefanie Orrick Stefanie Orrick Curriculum Consultant
jonas edman Jonas Edman Instructor, Stanford e-Tottori, 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, Manager, Stanford SEAS Hawaii
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