Skip to:

Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

Scholarly Publications

Early-Modern Rights Regimes: A Genealogy of Revolutionary Rights

January 2017

Most histories of early-modern rights focus on particular concepts of rights: for instance, notions of subjective vs.

Self-Centered Inequity Aversion and the Mass Politics of Taxation

September 2016

The politics of economic crises brings distributive economic conflict to the fore of national political debates.

Aristotelian Equality and International Cooperation: Europeans Prefer a Proportional Asylum Regime

September 2016

What type of asylum regime do European citizens support?

Other Publications

"Westworld” and the Dawn of Baroque TV

November 2016

Part of the thrill of our New Golden Age of Television has been discovering incredible shows in places one wouldn’t have previously thought to look: streaming services, formerly niche channels,...

Can the South Asian Academic Speak from Abroad? Colonialism and Anticolonialism in Modi’s America

January 2016

Following her signing of an open letter registering concerns about potential privacy abuses with Digital India and her op-ed "How to Think About Modi's Visit to Silicon Valley," Stanford historian...

The Geopolitics of Christmas

December 2015

As Christmas celebrations for 2015 wind down, Stanford historian and archaeologist Ian Morris discusses the global reach of different aspects of the Christmas holiday, and compares theories of the...

News

Q&A with Professor Naimark on the History of Genocide

December 2016

Sixty-eight years later, acts of genocide still occur, despite international efforts to prevent them.

The Europe Center April 2016 Newsletter

April 2016

 Event Recap: German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen Visits StanfordUrsula von der Leyen, Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of GermanyIn her March visit to Stanford University, Ursula...

Events

The Vanishing Middle Class

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

US Ambassador to Poland, Paul Jones

February 14, 2017

          The Ambassador's remarks will address:U.S. military deploymentsPoland’s regional and global relations with the European Union, NATO and the United States  Poland’s current domestic...

The Haves and the Have-Nots: Exploring the Global History of Wealth and Income Inequality"

December 9, 2016

Few topics have captured mass, political, and scholarly attention as consistently as income inequality and the distribution of wealth.

Projects

European Public Finance

Modern European states have significant responsibilities to their populace, including ensuring that citizens’ basic needs are met and the provision of security, law and order, and other public...
English

Austrian and Central European Program

The Europe Center's Austrian and Central European Program seeks to advance relations between the United States and Austria and Central Europe.
English

People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gerhard Casper Senior Fellow Professor in Undergraduate Education, Emeritus, Professor, Law, Emeritus
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Fellow, S-APARC, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus