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Scholars Corner

Scholars Corner features videos of scholars from the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) discussing contemporary issues and research in their fields of expertise, reflecting FSI’s research interest in the problems, policies, and processes that cross international borders and affect lives around the world. Each video is accompanied by a suggested short activity and/or lesson that can be used in the classroom to help students better understand the content being discussed.


Immigration and Integration

In this video, Jens Hainmueller, Co-Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, and Duncan Lawrence, Executive Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, define immigrant integration, explain factors of migration, and discuss the characteristics of immigration in Europe versus the United States. more


China Under Mao

In this video, Stanford Professor Andrew Walder shares his insight about Mao’s leadership, current party leaders and lessons learned while researching his new book, China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed. more



The Use of Lethal Force by Police in Rio

Beatriz Magaloni discusses her ongoing research on police practices in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In describing her findings, she explores the connections between poverty, crime, and police violence—topics just as relevant in the contemporary United States as they are in Brazil. more



Climate Change and Food Security

David Lobell, Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE), defines what constitutes food security and describes how changes in climate are affecting agricultural productivity and agricultural research. more



Climate Change and Conflict

Marshall Burke discusses his research on the surprisingly strong relationship between climate change and conflict and the possible security implications of this research. more




Governance and Corruption

Francis Fukuyama, FSI Senior Fellow, reflects on issues of governance and corruption in politics. more

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