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International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its ever-threatening northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Scholarly Publications

Global Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy-Associated Diarrhea

December 2012

The cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in men who have sex with men in the United States

December 2012

Other Publications

The Dedicated VAT Solution

August 2010

The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, co-chaired by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senate Whip AlanSimpson, faces two over...

Multicenter Study of Preferences for Health Education in the Emergency Department Population

June 2010

Objectives: Emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly proposed as high-yield venues for providing preventive health education to a population at risk for unhealthy behaviors and unmet primary...

Recommendations for Modeling Disaster Responses in Public Health and Medicine: A Position Paper of the Society for Medical Decision Making

July 2009

Purpose.

News

Human health already suffers from climate change and the effects are getting worse, Stanford scholars say

February 2017

Stanford scholars across disciplines tell us what we can expect and how we can mitigate the effects of climate change on health.

Fieldwork Fail: FSI Faculty Share Lessons Learned the Hard Way

March 2016

"What do I do about the chickens?"When assistant professor of medicine Eran Bendavid began a study on livestock in African households to determine impact on childhood health, he'd already...

Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

February 2013

When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education...

Events

Empowering the World: Entrepreneurship and the Future of Foreign Policy

February 22, 2016

Please note: the start time for this event has been moved from 3:00 to 3:15pm.Join FSI Director Michael McFaul in conversation with Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy...

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

Economics, Modelling and Diabetes: The Mount Hood 2014 Challenge

June 18, 2014

Advanced Registration for this conference is required.  For more information and to register, please click here.

Projects

Age related changes in the brain systems underlying intertemporal choice

Despite the fact that physical health and cognitive abilities decline with age, emotion regulation remains stable or improves across the adult lifespan.
English

The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Africa’s Orphaned Elderly

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has decimated family life in Africa.  This project focused on the welfare of the “orphaned-elderly” – a class of elderly dependents whose traditional care-giving arrangements...
English

Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India

March 2017

Urbanization and obesity-related chronic diseases are cited as threats to the future health of India's older citizens.
English

People

Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Michele Barry Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine
Daniel P. Kessler Professor, Law, Professor, Political Economy
W. Richard Scott Professor, Sociology, Emeritus
Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Kathryn M. McDonald Executive Director, CHP/PCOR, Senior Scholar, CHP/PCOR
Vincenzo Atella Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Piya C. Sorcar Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
David Hopkins Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Stephen M. Shortell Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Oddvar Kaarboe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR