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.

Recent Events

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Fighting to End Hunger at Home & Abroad: Ambassador Ertharin Cousin shares her journey & lessons learned

May 22, 2019

Fighting to End Hunger at Home & Abroad:  Ambassador Ertharin Cousin shares her journey & lessons learnedA Conversation in Global Health with Ertharin CousinFSI Payne Distinguished Lecturer...

Everything that Can Go Wrong in a Field Experiment (round 2)

February 19, 2016

The Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) seminar series returns with a reprise of its most popular seminar last year.

The United States and Global Food Security: A View From Rome

April 29, 2015

Ambassador David Lane was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and confirmed by the U.S.

Fisheries and Food Security in China - 2014 Symposium

May 13, 2014

From May 13-15, the Center on Food Security and the Environment and the Lenfest Ocean Program welcomed leading Chinese and international scientists to the Stanford Center at Peking University in...

Has the Food Price Bubble Burst?

April 29, 2014

A reception in the lobby of Encina Hall will follow the event. Bursting the Bubble: A Long Run Perspective What are the long run drivers of global food prices?

Connecting the Dots 2013: The Energy, Food, Water, and Climate Nexus

April 19, 2013

Stanford experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of energy, food, water, and environmental resources.

China and Africa: Are there Lessons for Development?

April 17, 2013

The lost decades for China in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s look remarkably like the lost decades of Africa in the 1980s and 1990s.

Africa's Food Systems in 2030

February 5, 2013

Paul Collier will talk about how to manage the difference between helpful and damaging commercialisation, and puts forth three arguments.

How can trade improve food security in sub-Saharan Africa?

January 23, 2013

For decades, earnings from farming in many developing countries, including in sub-Saharan Africa, have been depressed by a pro-urban bias in own-country policies, as well as by governments of...

Connecting the Dots: The water, food, energy and climate nexus

April 16, 2012

Connecting the Dots conference website Stanford experts from a range of disciplines discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of water, food, energy, and...

Biofuels: The changing nature of agricultural demand

April 11, 2012

Policies promoting ethanol and biodiesel production and use in the U.S., Europe, and other parts of the world since the mid-2000s have had profound—and largely unintended—consequences on global...

12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment & Security

January 18, 2012

FSE director Roz Naylor will be a plenary speaker at the National Council for Science and Education's 12th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: Environment & Security.

Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture: Toward the identification of appropriate rural development strategies

January 12, 2012

Thom Jayne, Professor of International Development from Michigan State University will answer the following questions: What are the trends in land access?

Deadly Investments: Large-scale Land Acquisitions in the Global South

October 27, 2011

FSE is co-sponsoring a special event headed by the ASSU Food Cabinet at Stanford University. All questions about the event should be directed to Isabella Akker (aiakker@stanford.edu). 

African Agricultural R&D and Productivity Growth in a Global Setting

October 6, 2011

Trends in productivity and investments in technology. Survey of constraints to productivity, incentives and investment, and opportunities to raise productivity.

Managing Food Price Volatility: Approaches at the Global, National and Household Levels

May 26, 2011

What does price instability have to do with food security? Price spikes hurt poor consumers, price collapses hurt farmers, and price risks reduce investment.

Food, Trade, and Foreign Policy with Professor Walter Falcon

May 9, 2011

Join Professor Falcon for a discussion of where our food comes from now, where it will come from in the future, and how these changes may affect international relations. Lunch will be provided!

Connecting the Dots: The Food, Energy, Water, and Climate Nexus

April 22, 2011

Conference presentations and tutorials now available Conference website Stanford experts from a range of disciplines discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use...

Why Has Africa Been Slow in Developing its Agriculture?

April 7, 2011

This talk will focus on the investment and policy strategies needed for a dynamic agricultural sector, and how conditions in Africa differ from those in Asia.

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.

China’s Seafood Marketplace—Our Common Future (Aquaculture and Feed Use in China)

January 31, 2011

Roz Naylor will present a seminar on "China's Seafood Marketplace--Our Common Future (Aquaculture and Feed Use in China" as part of the 2011 Seafood Summit.

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: The Role of Crop Wild Relatives

September 6, 2010

This meeting is the third in a series of consultations between agricultural scientists (in particular those interested in the conservation and use of crop diversity in plant improvement) and...

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...

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.

People

Dane Klinger Affiliated scholar
Ertharin Cousin Payne Distinguished Lecturer, FSI Distinguished Fellow, FSE, Distinguished Fellow, CDDRL
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Barry Riley Visiting Scholar
Rodrigo Pizarro Visiting Scholar
Katrina ole-MoiYoi Affiliated scholar
Jennifer Burney Affiliated scholar