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President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine speaks at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

‘Everything is Possible in Ukraine’: President Volodymyr Zelensky Addresses Stanford Community During Historic Visit

News / September 9, 2021
President Zelensky outlined the steps his administration is undertaking to bring increased digitization to Ukraine, curb corruption and create more equitable access to public services for more...
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Students zoom around the world as summer interns

Q&As / August 18, 2021
During the 2020-21 academic year, 49 Stanford students, including TEC's Zac Stoor, worked in virtual internships in 19 countries through the university’s Global Studies Internship Program.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya discusses the future of democracy in Belarus with a roundtable of Stanford scholars.

Belarusian Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Meets with Stanford Scholars for Roundtable on Democracy in Belarus

News / August 4, 2021
Democratic leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and her delegation joined an interdisciplinary panel of Stanford scholars and members of the Belarusian community to discuss the future of democracy in...
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Stanford Experts Weigh In on What to Expect at the Biden-Putin Summit

News / June 14, 2021
Scholars at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies hope that President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will lay the groundwork for negotiations in the near...
David D. Laitin

David D. Laitin awarded 2021 Johan Skytte Prize

News / April 19, 2021
The Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, known by many as the “Nobel Prize in Political Science,” is being awarded for the 27th consecutive year. This year’s recipient is David D. Laitin, for his...
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Josh Cobler '20

News / January 12, 2021
Jonathan Rodden

All Eyes on Georgia, an Election Battleground -- Again | Q&A with Jonathan Rodden

Q&As / January 4, 2021
By May Wong || It’s been a long election season, and it’s still not over. Two pivotal runoffs on Jan. 5 in Georgia will determine which party will control the U.S. Senate, as well as the fate of...
Anna Grzymala-Busse

Self-inflicted wounds: The Church and dissipation of Christianity in Europe

Commentary / August 11, 2020
Christianity in Europe is fading. A vague and symbolic identity is replacing belief in God, belonging to denominations, and attendance at religious services. Olivier Roy documents these changes in Is...
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Stanford professor sees Hagia Sophia as a “time tunnel” linking Ottomans to the Roman Empire

Commentary / August 7, 2020
Stanford history professor says conquest narratives don’t fully explain Hagia Sophia’s lasting legacy.
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Norman Naimark Awarded the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award

News / July 31, 2020
Norman Naimark received the 2020 Norris and Carol Hundley Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
Ran Abramitzky

Ran Abramitzky Appointed H&S Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences

News / July 28, 2020
Professor of economics Ran Abramitzky has been named the new senior associate dean of the social sciences in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He will begin his term on September 1, 2020.
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Arvind Krishnamurthy: PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award

News / July 24, 2020
PhD students awarded Arvind Krishnamurthy, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance, the PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award during a virtual ceremony.
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The Spread of Populism Around the World is a Threat to Democracy According to New Stanford Report

News / June 2, 2020
Global populism is on the rise, and four FSI scholars are working to understand why populist parties and leaders have seen increased support in recent years.
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Joshua Landy on the radio show "Philosophy Talk," celebrating its 500th episode

Q&As / May 21, 2020
As Philosophy Talk reaches 500th episode, the well-loved radio show discusses how humanities can help during the pandemic
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COVID-19 and Implications for Europe

Commentary / May 18, 2020
The Europe Center at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) presents "How Different is Europe?" exploring how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Europe...
Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History

For Renaissance Italians, combating black plague was as much about politics as it was science, according to Stanford scholar

Q&As / May 12, 2020
The inability of 14th-century medicine to stop the plague from destroying societies throughout Europe and Asia helped advance scientific discovery and transformed politics and health policy, says...

Anna Grzymala-Busse named CASBS 2020-2021 Fellow

News / March 24, 2020

Five Stanford scholars will be among 38 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2020-21 academic year.

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Global Populism Is On the Rise But There Are Solutions, Say FSI Experts

News / March 12, 2020

Once associated with Latin American and post-communist democracies, populist parties and politicians have now gained support and power in established democracies.

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Populism is a political problem that is putting democracy at risk, Anna Grzymala-Busse says

News / March 11, 2020

The rise of populism – a political argument that pits ordinary people against a corrupt, government elite – is putting democracy at risk, said Stanford scholars in a new white paper released today.

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