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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(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.

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).

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: "Manumission Through Marriage: Subversion, Opportunity, and Politics in Late Colonial Haiti (partie française de Saint-Domingue)”

October 3, 2018

Please RSVP by emailing Phoebus Cotsapas by October 24, 2018.The French Culture Workshop is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the DLCL Research Unit, the France-Stanford Center, and...

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...

French Culture Workshop with Arnaud Orain

October 3, 2018

Please RSVP by emailing Phoebus Cotsapas by December 5, 2018.The French Culture Workshop is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, the DLCL Research Unit, the France-Stanford Center, and...

CASBS Symposium: Populist Challenges to Democracy

September 18, 2018

How do populism and nationalism challenge democracy? Can they instead help to sustain it?

Populism and the People

September 17, 2018

This event is full. Please email sj1874@stanford.edu to be placed on the Wait List.To what extent do European citizens have a populist view of politics?

What's the Matter with Italy?

July 18, 2018

This event is open to Stanford faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars.Roberto D’Alimonte is professor of political science  at Luiss-Guido Carli in Rome and chair of the department of...

Populism + Immigration

May 29, 2018

This Workshop examines the political economy of immigration and integration, the role of partisanship, and how immigration is perceived as both diversity and an economic and cultural threat.

SGS Summer Film Festival: "Force Majeure" (2014, dir. Ruben Östlund; Swedish)

May 18, 2018

Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. A model Swedish family is on a holiday in the French Alps.

Crimea: Russia's Unique Experiment on Integration of Annexed Territory | A Conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev

May 15, 2018

This event is now full. Please send an email to sj1874@stanford.edu if you would like to be added to the wait list. Crimea has become a precedent in the newest world history.

Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century: Crusade, Networks, Exchanges (Day 2)

April 18, 2018

This is day 2 of the two-day conference presented by The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), and the Centre d'études...

Southern France and the Latin East in the 13th Century: Crusade, Networks, Exchanges (Day 1)

April 18, 2018

This is day 1 of the two-day conference presented by The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), and the Centre d'études...

Story of My Death: Film Screening

April 11, 2018

Famous lover Casanova, now long past his prime, meets Count Dracula during a journey to Transylvania.

Catalan Poetry: Poetry recital, books, and Roses

April 11, 2018

Right after Albert Serra’s talk, come to celebrate the Day of the Book & Rose, a Catalan Cultural and Literary Festival, coinciding with the anniversary of Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ death....

Albert Serra: Paradigms of Change in Contemporary Cinema

April 11, 2018

Claiming that Contemporary Cinema is currently in its most interesting creative moment since the 60s, laureate Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra will discuss its evolution throughout the 21st Century...

From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia

April 9, 2018

We have reached capacity for CEMEX Auditorium and are no longer accepting RSVPsWatchMichael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and director of Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for...

Nick Clegg: Brexit and Europe - what happens now?

April 2, 2018

With the UK on the brink of exiting the European Union, prominent British voices are calling for the country to reconsider its decision to leave.

Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Vladimir Kara-Murza and Michael McFaul

March 6, 2018

Nemtsov is a documentary film about the late leader of the Russian opposition, directed by his friend and colleague Vladimir Kara-Murza. The film chronicles a remarkable political life.

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