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Affiliated Research Centers

The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) is affiliated with both the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Global Studies Division of the School of Humanities and Sciences. In this unique position, IPS is able to leverage the many international and research communities at Stanford.

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is Stanford University’s primary forum for interdisciplinary research on key international issues and challenges. FSI provides students with access to events, high-level speakers, and conferences, and FSI’s scholars teach, mentor, and offer research opportunities for IPS students. IPS works closely with FSI’s many centers and programs, including the:

Prominent Scholars at FSI


Condoleezza Rice
Professor, Global Business and the Economy
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Former U.S. Secretary of State


Michael McFaul
Professor, Political Science
Director, FSI
Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia


Karl Eikenberry
Director, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative
Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and U.S. Army Lieutenant General, Retired


Francis Fukuyama
Senior Fellow, FSI
Director, Center for Democracy, Developmet and the Rule of Law

Speakers and Conferences

Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General
United Nations
Photo Credit: L.A. Cicero

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister
Japan
Photo Credit: L.A. Cicero

Barack Obama
President
United States
Photo Credit: L.A. Cicero

Stanford Global Studies

IPS is also a part of the Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS) of the School of Humanities and Sciences. IPS collaborates closely with the other 13 international programs under SGS, through event programming for students, faculty, and the local community; professional development; internships; and funding opportunities. SGS centers and programs include:

Speakers and Events

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke to 80 SGS faculty and students in May 2015.  

SGS Global Perspectives Awards

Read about the 2015 Global Perspective Awards

Jessie Brunner (IPS ‘14) worked on the Voices for Reconciliation project in Phnom Penh.  

Jessie Bullock (IPS ‘15) analyzed data on security and police in Rio de Janeiro.  

Megan Shutzer (IPS ‘14) received funding to complete her documentary on a Muslim women’s soccer team in Tanzania, “New Generation Queens.”