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.

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LAD Course: University of Cape Town April 2015 Photo Album

April 2015

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of Stanford University, will be offering a course in April 2015 that...

President Alejandro Toledo: The Shared Society

April 2015

In a talk at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo speaks on the release of his new book, 'The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America.' President...

The End of Neoliberalism and the Rise of the Human-Security State

February 2015

 AbstractPaul Amar will discuss his book The Security Archipelago, winner of the 2014 Charles Taylor Book Award of the American Political Science Association.

Egypt’s Bread Intifada: On the Subject of the People

February 2015

 AbstractOver the last four years of upheaval in the Arab world, the notion of “the people,” Egyptian and otherwise, has proven profoundly resilient.  It is these “people”—as individuals and a collective—that are problematically celebrated as...

LAD Course: Singapore Management University 2015 Photo Album

January 2015

This is a five day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a force for...

LAD Course: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy 2015 Photo Album

January 2015

This is a five day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a force for...

Workers and Revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

January 2015

Abstract:Arab workers participated prominently in the popular uprisings of 2011.

Information and Liberation

November 2014

AbstractIn this talk Duguid explores why it is tempting to champion information technologies in the cause of liberation, yet why it may also be problematic.

Digital Destitution: A Mechanism of and for Inequality

October 2014

AbstractIn this talk, Blanca Gordo argues that the use of technology has become a requirement for day-to-day functions such as applying for jobs, transactions with the bureaucracy or even getting a bus ticket in regions that are technologically...

Managing Collective Intelligence in Open Journalism

October 2014

AbstractIn her talk, Aitamurto focuses on the idea that large crowds of people can be more knowledgeable than a single expert.

Distant Witness: Social Media, The Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution

October 2014

AbstractAndy Carvin was National Public Radio's senior product manager for online communities. He accepted a position at First Look Media in February, 2014.

LAD Course: Singapore Management University Photo Album 2014

February 2014

This is a five day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a force for...

LAD Course: Strathmore Business School Photo Album 2014

January 2014

This is a four-and-a-half-day intensive program for a small number of mid- and high-level government officials and business leaders, exploring how government can encourage and enable the private sector to play a larger, more constructive role as a...

LAD Course: University of Cape Town 2013 Photo Album

May 2013

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice (GSDPP), in collaboration with the Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies ...

Technology in the US Presidential Elections

February 2013

Static websites, mailing lists and blogs propelled Howard Dean to the chair of the DNC in 2005.

Political Change in Taiwan: Implications for American Policy

May 2000

Since 1997, Dr. Richard Bush has been the leadig on-site practitioner of US-Taiwan relations.
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People

Martin Carnoy Professor, Education
Deborah L. Rhode Professor, Law
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Laura Jakli Predoctoral Fellow, CDDRL, Predoctoral Fellow, Program on Democracy and the Internet
Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg Research Assistant, CDDRL
Lauren Weitzman Program Manager, CDDRL
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