Affiliated Research Centers

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. In addition to five research centers that conduct international policy research on democracy and development, the environment, health, security and arms control, and Asia-Pacific issues, FSI also has research and educational programs. FSI appoints faculty and research staff, funds research and new scholarly initiatives, coordinates and directs research projects, and sponsors lectures and conferences.

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Founded in 1982, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is a nonpartisan economic policy research organization that unites remarkable economic talent from all parts of Stanford University. Former statesman George Shultz played an important role in forming the institute. Researchers at SIEPR study a variety of economic policy–oriented issues and find meaningful ways to contribute their research and ideas to policy makers who are looking for solutions to a number of complicated concerns. Encouraging interaction between academic scholars and the private sector has been a feature of SIEPR from the beginning; the support and involvement of the entrepreneurial community has only grown over the years. SIEPR has three centers and six programs focusing on a diverse group of economic areas and subjects.

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace within Stanford University is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, who later became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution originated as a specialized collection of documents on the causes and consequences of World War I. The collection grew rapidly and soon became one of the largest archives and most complete libraries in the world devoted to political, economic, and social change in the twentieth century.

By the late 1940s, the richness of the collection had led to the recruitment of scholars to use the documents in their work. Expanding its agenda to include specific research endeavors led to a vast accumulation of knowledge, and the Hoover Institution became one of the first and most distinguished academic centers in the United States dedicated to public policy research. Today, with its world-renowned group of scholars and ongoing programs of policy-oriented research, the Hoover Institution puts its accumulated knowledge to work as a prominent contributor to the world marketplace of ideas defining a free society.