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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.

Other Publications

Let’s get the facts right on foreign involvement in our elections

December 2017

President-elect Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and will be the next president of the United States.

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

December 2017

How Inception changed the way we listen to movies.

Our allies are afraid. Here’s how Trump can reassure them.

November 2017

Around the world, our allies are worried.

News

Post Catalonia referendum

October 2017

Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the director of The Europe Center's Iberian Studies Program, shares his perspective on the...

Featured Graduate Student Research: Rachel Midura

September 2017

Our featured graduate student this month is Rachel Midura, PhD candidate in the Department of History and fellow at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis.

Featured Faculty Research: Fiona Griffiths

September 2017

Our featured faculty member this month is Fiona Griffiths, Professor of Medieval European History.  Fiona earned her PhD from Cambridge University and came to Stanford in 2013, having taught...

Events

Russian-American Relations: Present and Future

November 14, 2017

NOTE: Due to the overwhelming response for this event, we have moved it to the GSB Common, a larger venue, located at the Schwab Residential Center. Relations between the two countries are at the...

Stanford Primary Source Symposium 2017

October 13, 2017

"Movements of Objects and Textual Mobilities"Following on the successful 2016 “Reformations” conference, the 2017 Primary Source Symposium will focus on cultural exchange through the movement of...

Populism as a Problem of Social Integration

October 9, 2017

We contend that contemporary support for populist parties stems from a set of economic and cultural developments that have severed the connections that usually bind people to their society....

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

European Governance

The governance of Europe has constantly been reimagined, debated, and revolutionized.
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

Multimedia

The European Crisis

January 2017

"The European Crisis"Date:  January 17, 2017Venue:  Oksenberg Room, Encina Hall, Stanford UniversitySpeaker:  Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University 

Immigration and Integration: Research

November 2015

In this video, Jens Hainmueller, Co-Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, and Duncan Lawrence, Executive Director of the Immigration and Integration Policy Lab, explain some of the challenges created by current immigration...

Immigration and Integration: Introduction

November 2015

Immigration policy has been a very controversial and highly debated topic for decades, both in the United States and in Europe.

People

Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus
Roland Hsu Affiliate
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