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.

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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.

French Culture Workshop with Minayo Nasiali

April 29, 2021

Please join us for a workshop discussion of Dr.

Eurovision and Intervision: The Politics of Europe's Song Contests

April 29, 2021

RSVP for this event The annual Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s longest-running and most popular television shows, having been first staged in 1956.

Angrynomics | Book Talk with Mark Blyth

October 30, 2020

Download Transcript Economics increasingly fails to explain why the pressures of life appear to be intensifying at the same time as income per capita is rising, or why we work more hours for less...

A Cross-National Investigation into Contextual Effects and Populist Radical Right Support

September 30, 2020

  Populist radical right parties are more successful in some areas than others.

Economic Risk within the Household and Voting for the Radical Right

September 30, 2020

  This talk investigates how unemployment risk within households affects voting for the radical right.

Black Lives Matter in Italy: A Conversation with Camilla Hawthorne, Torin Jones, and Angelica Pesarini

September 28, 2020

In this live webinar, Torin Jones (Stanford) will speak with Camilla Hawthorne (UC Santa Cruz) and Angelica Pesarini (NYU Florence) about the Black Lives Matter movement in Italy, focusing on...

(Un)Staging the Foreign: Limits of Space and Community at the Festival de Marseille

April 14, 2020

The 2017 iteration of the Festival de Marseille, with its dual sub-themes of “Focus Afrique” and “Focus Marseilles”, produced a space of being-in-common in response to the divided political climate...

The Making of World Authorship

February 20, 2020

 This workshop is co-sponsored by: Comparative Literature, The Contemporary, the Department of Sociology, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, and The Europe Center 

Regimes of Inequality: The Political Economy of Health and Wealth

February 18, 2020

Inequality has become an intractable feature of the rich industrialized democracies, despite consensus among mass publics and experts that more social and economic equality is desirable.

Germany, Europe and Russia

February 7, 2020

Seminar Recording: https://youtu.be/BGjRsO0fKds About this Event: Germany plays a key role in shaping European and Western policy toward Russia.

Shaping Ideology and Institutions: Economic Incentives and Slavery in the US South

October 8, 2019

 Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center. 

30 Years on From the Velvet Revolutions of 1989: Time For a New Liberation?

August 30, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITYREGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTEDPLEASE CHECK BACK FOR VIDEO/LIVE STREAM OF THIS EVENT30 years ago, communist rule ended across central Europe in a dramatic...

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

February 15, 2019

Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff and visting scholars.

(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.

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...

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...

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...

CASBS Symposium: Populist Challenges to Democracy

September 18, 2018

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

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.

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2022 Michael McFaul Headshot Michael A. McFaul Director, Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
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