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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

Handgun Acquisitions in California After Two Mass Shootings

June 2017

Mass shootings are common in the United States. They are the most visible form of firearm violence. Their effect on personal decisions to purchase firearms is not well understood.

The Number of Choice Tasks and Survey Satisficing in Conjoint Experiments

February 2017

In recent years, political and social scientists have made increasing use of conjoint survey designs to study decision-making.

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.

Other Publications

“BRAAAM!”: The Sound that Invaded the Hollywood Soundtrack

December 2017

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.

The West And The Battle Of Ideas

June 2017

By most measures, the West ought to declare victory in the process of globalization.

Social Media, New Technologies and the Middle East

June 2017

It is a global story, a new industrial revolution.

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...
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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.
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People

Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
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
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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