- Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies is a conglomerate of research centers at
Stanford Universityin Stanford, California.
The institute is composed of four research centers:
Asia-Pacific Research Center(APARC)
Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law(CDDRL)
Center for Health Policy, Primary Care and Outcomes Research(CHP/PCOR)
Center for International Security and Cooperation(CISAC)
1983as the "Institute for International Studies", IIS added Stanford to the beginning of its name in 2003, and is abbreviated as "Stanford IIS". On September 1, 2005 "Stanford IIS" was renamed the "Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies" due to $50 million donation to the Institute from Brad Freemanand Ron Spogli, and is now abbreviated as FSI. IIS was founded by former Stanford President Richard Wall Lyman, who became its first director.
In addition to its five centers, the Institute sponsors various programs such as the
Program on Energy & Sustainable Development, European Forum, Initiative on Distance Learning, and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education.
The current director of FSI is
Coit D. Blacker, who served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council under National Security Advisor Anthony Lake. Secretary of State Condoleezza Riceand former Secretary of Defense William Perryare among the faculty members of FSI.
* [http://fsi.stanford.edu Official Web Site of FSI]
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