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.

Recent Events

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Does credit affect stock trading? Evidence from the South Sea Bubble

April 30, 2019

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

The Making of Social Democracy: The Economic and Electoral Consequences of Norway’s 1936 School Reform (with Acemoglu, Pekkarinen and Sarvamak)

April 30, 2019

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

Elections in a time of fragmentation and polarization: the European Parliament and Belgium

April 3, 2019

 To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page.The EU and its member states are currently facing a number of extraordinary internal and external challenges.

The Market Model: Comparative Immigration Regimes in 30 Countries Worldwide

March 28, 2019

Professor Justin Gest will present an unique study of immigration governance across 30 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.

Catalonia, popular republicanism, and the crisis of Europe

March 25, 2019

Catalonia’s bid for independence seems to have involved a major political puzzle for considerable parts of the European public, including academia.

How Democracies Die

March 13, 2019

 To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page. Daniel Ziblatt will describe current dangers facing democracies around the world, including Europe and the United...

Kleptocracy: A Discussion with Charles Davidson, Jeffrey Gedmin, and Oleksandra Ustinova

March 7, 2019

*/ Kleptocracy--well-organized elite corruption--has come to characterize Russia and much of the post-Communist space, and is one of the chief obstacles to democratic development as well as...

Democracy’s Tripwire: The Ethics and Politics of Whistleblowing in Europe v. the United States

February 22, 2019

Misconduct by those in high places is always dangerous to reveal.

Global Populisms and their International Diffusion (2-day conference)

February 15, 2019

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff and visting scholars.This conference aims to examine the international aspects of the rise of populism across the globe: the role of international...

The Future of Europe

February 11, 2019

 To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page. Brexit, the migrant crisis, the rise of authoritarian regimes, and the eurozone’s calamities have called into...

Brexit, Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration

February 7, 2019

To listen to the audio recording of this talk, please visit our multimedia page. The European Union (EU) is facing one of the rockiest periods in its existence.

The World Heritage Bluff: Comparing Vienna’s historic city center with Ephesos

January 29, 2019

While Ephesos was inscribed in the UNESCO world heritage list in 2015, Vienna is in danger of losing the title because of building projects in the city center.

Coalition-Directed Economic Vote and the Finance Minister

January 10, 2019

Recent experimental evidence finds that the decision maker in a collective decision making entity with proposal power attracts a disproportionate amount of the blame or reward by those materially...

Populism and Innovation: Twin Challenges for Europe?

December 1, 2018

 Matteo Renzi was born in Florence in January 1975. In 2004 he was elected president of the province of Florence; five years later, in 2009, he was elected Mayor of Florence.

Special Nov. 28 Event: Russia's Latest Attack on Ukraine, What does it mean for Ukraine and for the West?

November 28, 2018

On November 25, Russian border patrol ships rammed a Ukrainian naval tug and then fired upon and seized it along with two Ukrainian gunboats that were legally attempting to pass through the Kerch...

Change and Persistence in the Age of Modernization: Saint Germain D'Anxure, 1730-1895

November 8, 2018

Romain Wacziarg is a professor of economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 2)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018 (Day 1)

November 8, 2018

At 11am on November 11, 1918, the armistice that effectively ended the First World War was signed.

Coalition Inclusion Probabilities: A Dynamic Measure of Party Competitiveness and Cabinet Leverage

November 5, 2018

The paper that Mark Kayser will be presenting is co-authored by Matthias Orlowski (Humboldt University, Berlin) and Jochen Rehmert (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin).Synopsis:  Policies are made...

Arts de gouverner, arts de raconter: Vers une histoire des fictions politiques (Political Fictions Then and Now)

October 31, 2018

RSVP required by email to biancast@stanford.edu This lecture is part of the French and Italian Department's Distiguised Lecture Series and will be conducted in French.Co-sponsored by the Department...

The INF Treaty’s Demise: What it Means for Arms Control, Europe and U.S.-Russia Relations

October 26, 2018

INF Public Panel DiscussionPresident Trump announced on October 20 that the United States will withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Translating Cultures: Multilingualism and Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World -- Stanford CMEMS Primary Source Symposium (Day 2 of 2)

October 4, 2018

Annual Stanford Primary Source Symposium For further information, including the speakers and talk titles, please visit https://cmems.stanford.edu/primary-source-symposium Co-sponsored by the Europe...

Translating Cultures: Multilingualism and Identity in the Medieval and Early Modern World -- Stanford CMEMS Primary Source Symposium (Day 1 of 2)

October 4, 2018

Annual Stanford Primary Source Symposium For further information, including the speakers and talk titles, please visit https://cmems.stanford.edu/primary-source-symposium Co-sponsored by the Europe...

French Culture Workshop with Rebecca Powers

October 3, 2018

Please RSVP by emailing Phoebus Cotsapas by October 3, 2018.The French Culture Workshop is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the DLCL Research Unit, the France-Stanford Center, and...

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Shorenstein APARC Fellow, Affiliate, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Kenneth F. Scheve Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Steven Pifer William J. Perry Fellow