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 ever-threatening 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

Political Economy of Rice Production and Trade in Asia, The

December 1975

Impact of Price on Rice Trade in Asia, The

December 1975

International Trade in Rice

December 1980

Other Publications

World Rice Trade

December 1986

Rice-Based Farming Systems in Asia: Driving Forces and Implications for Global Change

December 1994

All too often, researchers in the academic world find themselves cut off from their colleagues in other disciplines by the level of specialization required in their own fields.

Global Environmental Agenda for the U.S., A

January 1900

(excerpt) The group of science, environment, and business leaders who produced and discussed these memoranda share a strong conviction that you and your administration face an array ofhistoric and...

News

Stanford-Cargill partnership strengthens to address food security issues

November 2011

Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) has received a $2 million grant from Cargill, a second gift from the company that raises its total contribution to FSE to $5 million...

At climate symposium, Kennedy posits global warming as most serious worldwide threat

June 2004

Speaking at a June 24 joint conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, CESP senior fellow Donald Kennedy warned of the pressing need to address...

Cohen's 10-week Google.org course on poverty and development now available on YouTube

March 2008

Full video of the Google.org course on poverty and development that Program on Global Justice Director Joshua Cohen moderated from September to November 2007 is now available online at YouTube.com....

Events

Global Transfer of Virtual Water and Nutrients Related to Industrialized Animal Production Systems

March 8, 2005

The global trade in grain and meat between nations is extensive and is projected to grow considerably in the short term.

Conservation of Crop Genetic Resources in the Face of Climate Change

September 3, 2007

Conference report Agriculture is the human enterprise most dependent on climate and natural resources, and is thus the sector that has the most to gain or lose from short- or long-run changes in...

Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Firms and Foundations

February 11, 2011

Inaugural Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium.

Projects

Deadly Connections: Climate, Disease, Poverty and Conflict

Violent conflicts claim 3,000 lives per day through wars, bombings and attacks that dominate the news media.
English

Global Education Network on Food Policy, Food Security, and the Environment

Providing food security for a world that will be warmer, more populous, and continually developing requires the implementation of sound policies that enhance food and agricultural consumption,...
English

Integrated Studies of Sustainability: Land-Water systems of the Yaqui Basin

The Yaqui Valley, in Sonora, Mexico is a region of rapid demographic, economic, and ecological change in both upland and coastal areas.
English

Multimedia

Improving Food Security in the 21st Century: What are the Roles for Firms and Foundations

February 2011

Inaugural Global Food Policy and Food Security Symposium.

Benin solar market gardens: video gallery

March 2012

This video gallery features the success story of a women's farming group in Nothern Benin who through the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps increased household income and nutritional intake in just one year.

Achieving Food Security and Nutrition in an Era of Conflict and Climate Change

December 2015

Ertharin Cousin began her tenure as the twelfth Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on 5 April 2012.Cousin brings more than twenty-five years of national and international non- profit, government, and corporate...

People

Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Dane Klinger Affiliated scholar
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Johan Swinnen Affiliate