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.

Recent Projects

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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.
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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...
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Health Implication of Urbanization, Migration and Obesity in India

January 2022

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

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