The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is Stanford University's primary center for rigorous and innovative research on major international issues and challenges. FSI builds on Stanford's impressive intellectual strengths and exacting academic standards through interdisciplinary research conducted by its university-wide faculty, researchers, and visiting scholars.



The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), part of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), is an interdisciplinary university-based research and training center innovatively addressing some of the world's most vexing security problems with policy-relevant solutions. The Center is committed to scholarly research and to giving independent advice to governments and international organizations.



Through a variety of social, cultural, and educational programs, the Bechtel International Center facilities are utilized to involve both domestic and foreign students and scholars in the life of the University and the community, and to bring them together in activities of mutual interest. The I-Center emphasizes the international and multicultural dimensions of the University through its counseling and programmatic services, as well as through the contributions to campus life by the many nationalities represented.



The ASSU provides funding to over five hundred volunteer student organizations (VSO). These organizations in turn provide the majority of cultural, political, recreational and religious programming for the entire campus. The financial independence that the ASSU affords student organizations is one of the founding principles of the organization.



Stanford Vice Provost for Student Affairs:


Greg Boardman, Vice Provost for Student Affairs


Jennie Nicolayev, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Main Office (650) 725-1808


Department Sponsors:


International Relations



Public Policy



International Policy Studies



Interdiciplinary Studies in the Humanities http://www.stanford.edu/group/HSP/GPH/interdis.html


Student Groups:


STAND: Students Taking Action Now Darfur



Six Degrees: A Stanford Journal of Human Rights



SIG: Stanford in Government



FACES: The Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford