International Relations

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 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

Frequency of HIV Screening in the Veterans Health Administrations: Implications for Early Diagnosis of HIV Infection

December 2008

We evaluated the frequency of HIV testing across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest provider of HIV care in the United States.

Federal and Private Roles in the Development and Provision of Alglucerase Therapy for Gaucher Disease

October 1992

The effort to discover and develop new pharmaceuticals is a risky and costly enterprise.

Theoretical Foundations of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

December 1996

A unique, in-depth discussion of the uses and conduct of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in the health and medical fields, Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine is...

Other Publications

Design of a Prospective Economic Evaluation for a Tri-National Clinical Trial in HIV Patients (OPTIMA)

December 2003

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, summer 2004

July 2004

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the spring 2004 quarter.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, spring 2005 issue

April 2005

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter covers news and developments from the winter 2004 quarter.

News

Government's new HIV screening guidelines influenced by CHP/PCOR research

October 2006

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced new guidelines recommending that all Americans ages 13 to 64 be voluntarily screened for HIV infection.

Award offers researchers $100,000 for improving health care access

April 2012

The $100,000 award will go to a non-tenured professor, post-doctoral student or research associate during a two-year period. The deadline to apply is May 11.

Researchers call for policy, aid and innovation to help world’s poorest

April 2012

Bill Gates spoke to a Stanford audience about the importance of foreign aid and product innovation in the fight against chronic hunger, poverty and disease in the developing world.

Events

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

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.

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.

Projects

Health Care Payment Reform

May 2009

Organized by Stanford Health Policy Director Alan Garber, the Payment Reform Project brings together a group of economists and researchers interested in creating and studying novel approaches to...
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Risk Taking and Financial Decision Making in Older Adults

Given that many decisions (such as choosing a stock in which to invest) involve high level cognitive processing, performance deficits in older adults may result from cognitive decline, but...
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The Quantitative Genetic Architecture of Sex Differences in Longevity

January 2022

The aim of this project was to investigate the heritability of longevity and the relative contributions of selection on mean lifespan and sex-specific lifespan to human longevity.
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People

Zenios, Stefanos BW3x4 Stefanos A. Zenios Professor, Operations, Information and Technology, Professor, Health Care Management
matt franzen edit Matthew Franzen Manager of Information Technologies
upulendran2 Uma Palam Pulendran Research Associate
Jessie Brunner Stanford Health Policy Jessie Brunner Director of Strategic Partnerships, Human Trafficking Data Lab