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 Events

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Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes?

March 11, 2021

About the Event: Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

Constraining Dictatorship

February 25, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: This book examines the creation and consequences of executive constraints in authoritarian regimes.

Making Hong Kong China

February 18, 2021

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event:  How can one of the world’s most free-wheeling cities transition from a vibrant global center of culture...

The university and authoritarian resilience in Turkey

December 9, 2020

About the Event:  Increasing access to higher education is often seen as a threat to authoritarian regimes.

Building social cohesion through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq

November 19, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war?

Nostalgia and Populisms in Contemporary Tunisia

October 22, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the Event: How does the widespread frustration that often accompanies democratic transitions shape the political...

Welfare for Autocrats: Social Assistance in China

October 15, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone About the Event: What are the costs of the Chinese regime's fixation on quelling dissent in the name of political order, or ...

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

October 13, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

Rebuilding International Institutions

August 26, 2020

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

Belarus Today: Is this the End for Lukashenko?

August 17, 2020

This event is being live-streamed on Zoom.

Informing Government Response to COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

August 4, 2020

**Please note all CDDRL events are scheduled using the Pacific Time Zone   About the event: Governments in sub-Saharan Africa face tough choices in COVID-19 policy response.

Authoritarian Regimes React to Recent Challenges to Democracy in the U.S.

June 10, 2020

As street protests in the U.S. grew in strength in support of racial justice, authoritarian regimes around the world offered their own interpretations of events to their people back home.

POSTPONED: Do Programmatic Policies Always Win Votes? Evidence from Education Reforms in Tanzania

May 14, 2020

Abstract:Do programmatic policies always yield electoral rewards?

European Elections and Party Advertisements in the Digital Age

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Laura Jakli is a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, and a Ph.D.

Universality to Plurality: Values in Japanese Foreign Policy

March 30, 2020

Speaker Bio:Maiko Ichihara is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Law and the School of International and Public Policy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan, and a Visiting Scholar at the...

Lunch Seminar Series | Protecting Electoral Integrity in the Digital Age: The Report of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age

February 25, 2020

Join Stephen Stedman, Nathaniel Persily, the Cyber Policy Center, and the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) in an enlightening exploration of the recent report,...

Globalization, International Norms and Capacity Building

February 20, 2020

Abstract:At any given moment there are hundreds of international negotiations being undertaken in numerous institutions and forums, touching upon every legal and social aspect, including cyber,...

CANCELED: Deliberative democracy and Constitutional amendment in Mongolia

February 13, 2020

 CANCELLED Moderator:  Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law (CDDRL)Comments: James Fishkin, Director of Stanford's Center for Deliberative Democracy ...

Putin vs. The Internet

February 6, 2020

This event is co-sponsored with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/cPaeCJiRWuM About this Event: In 2011, the impact of the Arab Spring...

Resurrecting Compliance in Assessing Law’s Impact on Behavior

February 6, 2020

Abstract:Legal compliance has gotten a bad rap in international relations research.

Justice as Checks and Balances: Indigenous Claims in the Courts of Colonial Mexico

January 30, 2020

Abstract:Why did colonial powers establish courts to address Indigenous grievances?

Information Session - Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program

January 18, 2020

This event is open to Stanford undergraduate students only.  The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are...

State Capture in China?

October 17, 2019

Abstract:The dynamic game between political and business elites in both democratic and non-democratic countries has received much attention since the rise of the super-rich in global politics.

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

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jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
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krasner Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
blaydes2 Lisa Blaydes Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Fearon James James D. Fearon Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Chonira Aturupane Headshot Chonira Aturupane Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director for Academic and Student Affairs, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy