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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 Events

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Local Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Task Forces

February 29, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Globalization and How Its Many Forms Contribute to Human Trafficking

February 29, 2012

Jyoti Sanghera is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Representative in Nepal.

Animal Law: The Newest Social Justice Movement

February 28, 2012

This workshop is part of the Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities Series, an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Anti-trafficking Approaches: A Description of What Works and What Doesn’t

February 22, 2012

Jean Enriquez is the Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking Women-Asia-Pacific. Ms.

The Context of Human Trafficking Today

February 15, 2012

The 2012 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Human Trafficking: The Current Anti-trafficking Model and Networks of Service

February 8, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Before the law: animals and biopolitical thought

January 31, 2012

Cary Wolfe is the author of Animal Rites and What Is Posthumanism?, editor of Zoontologies. Matthew Calarco is the author of Zoographies and editor of Animal Philosophy.

Human trafficking in times of war: Lessons learned in Bosnia

January 25, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Combating Human Trafficking: The Role of Governments, Philanthropic Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

January 18, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Program on Human Rights Sanela Diana Jenkins Speaker Series, Human Trafficking Fall Workshop

December 12, 2011

Human trafficking will be the theme of the PHR's Selena Diana Jenkins Speakers Series this academic year.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - Copyrights/Copywrongs: property rights, human rights and heritage

December 7, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

December 6, 2011

Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The Role of Archaeology in Cultural Heritage and Human Rights

November 16, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The Cultural Histories of Human Rights Courts

November 2, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Finding a future for climate change

November 1, 2011

Finding a Future for Climate Ethics - a conversation with Andrew Light

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The biopolitics of human rights

October 19, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The Concept of Human Rights: A Skeptical View

October 12, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Ecologies of Art: human and land rights in Australian Aboriginal painting

October 4, 2011

Ecology of Art: Human and Land Rights in Australia Aboriginal Painting A talk by John Carty

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Workshop #8

June 1, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

April 13, 2011

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Ethics of Healthcare Workforce Maldistribution -- Zimbabwe as a Case Study

April 13, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Workshop #5

March 4, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

Teaching Human Rights : Embedding Human Rights Practice in Education

February 25, 2011

Susan Roberta Katz and Shabnam Koirala-Azad teach International and Multicultural Education at USF, and are on the founding faculty for the School of Education's doctorate with an emphasis in human...