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

Shareholder Liability and Bank Failure

December 2019

Does additional shareholder liability reduce bank failure? We compare the performance of around 4,400 state-regulated banks of similar size in neighboring U.S.

Le nouveau rêve américain : du Maghreb à la Californie

June 2019

Dans ce travail d'ethnographie urbaine qui la conduit de San Francisco à la Silicon Valley, de Los Angeles à San Diego, Marie-Pierre Ulloa se penche sur les diasporas maghrébines qui se sont...

Once, the ‘Judeo-Christian tradition’ united Americans. Now it divides them.

April 2019

Even as Notre Dame Cathedral was burning, pundits such as Ben Shapiro and Katie Hopkins began to mourn it as a “monument to Western civilization … built on the Judeo-Christian heritage” —...

News

Brexit was 10,000 years in the making, Stanford historian says in new book

July 2022

What Britain’s geography means to the British people is key to understanding why they voted to leave the European Union, Stanford classics Professor Ian Morris asserts.

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

September 2021

President Zelenskyy 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...

David D. Laitin awarded 2021 Johan Skytte Prize

April 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...

Old Events

LGBTQ rights and representation among right-wing parties

December 18, 2021

                      How do we explain the divergence in the embrace of LGBTQ rights among right-wing European parties?

Europe After America

September 27, 2021

Download transcript of talk   This event is open to the public online via Zoom, and limited-capacity in-person attendance for Stanford affiliates may be available in accordance with Stanford’s...

Non-Recognition of Illegal Annexations: Will the Rule of International Law Hold?

September 27, 2021

Download Transcript of Talk The rule in international law which prohibits forcible seizure of territory has lately come under pressure, for example when Russia seized and annexed Crimea in 2014.

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

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