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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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A Brief History of Security

June 7, 2018

Speaker(s) Bio: Stephen Stedman is a Freeman Spogli senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, an affiliated faculty member at CISAC, and professor of...

Learning Lessons? A Comparison of Planning for the Occupations of Japan and Iraq

May 24, 2018

Abstract:In 2002 and 2003, Americans pointed to Japan after the Second World War as a model which proved that enemy countries could be remade into stable democratic allies through short military...

The Future of the Workforce in Asia

May 21, 2018

Changes in technologies, together with increased labor mobility and aging, have major impacts on jobs and skills.

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.

South Africa: Expanding circle of democratization

May 17, 2018

Abstract:The South African democratic process has crossed two significant milestones.

An Evening with Ece Temelkuran

May 14, 2018

An Evening with ECE TEMELKURANTurkish writer and author of The Time of Mute Swans and Turkey: The Insane and the MelancholyMonday, May 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Media Literacy and Civic Confusion: Why What We're Teaching Adds to the Problem

May 10, 2018

Abstract:In the face of information pollution, legislators in seven states have drafted bills to mandate courses in "media literacy" and “digital citizenship.” But what if the problem is not the...

Valuing Peace: The Effects of Financial Market Exposure on Votes and Political Attitudes

May 3, 2018

Abstract:Financial markets expose individuals to the broader economy.

Kofi Annan, in conversation with Francis Fukuyama

May 1, 2018

Co-sponsor: WSD HANDA Center Speaker(s) Bio:Kofi Annan is the Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights. Mr.

Sentiment, Reason, and Law: Policing in the Republic of China on Taiwan

April 30, 2018

The Republic of China on Taiwan spent nearly four decades as a single-party state under dictatorial rule (1949-1987) before transitioning to liberal democracy.

Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy Coterm Info Session

April 27, 2018

Interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in International Policy?

Torture as a method of criminal investigation: the case of criminal justice reform in Mexico

April 26, 2018

 Speaker Bio:Beatriz Magaloni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford...

THE NEW AMERICAN DEMOGRAPHIC: A TALE OF RACE, SEX & MONEY

April 24, 2018

The United States is in the midst of a profound paradigm shift in racial demographics: the latest Census revealed that over 12 million Americans identify as being multiple races and political...

Social Media and Democracy: Assessing the State of the Field and Identifying Unexplored Questions

April 19, 2018

Organized by the Media & Democracy program at the Social Science Research Council, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Center for Advanced Study...

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and Government

April 17, 2018

The Consequences of Technological Developments for Politics and GovernmentTuesday, April 24, 2018Reception at 5:00pm.

The Class of '74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship

April 12, 2018

Sponsor:  Bill Lane Center for the American West and Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law     Abstract: John A.

Knight Hennessy Scholars Information Session

April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 05:00 PM until 06:00 PMPeking UniversityAtrium M11Beijing 100871ChinaThis event is intended for students and recent alumni of this university.

Taiwan’s Three Challenges Ahead: The Economy, Cross-Strait Relations, and Democracy

April 11, 2018

This event is closed.  Speaker Bio:The 12th and 13th President (2008-2016) of the Republic of China (Taiwan)                          Ma Ying-jeou was born in 1950 in Hong Kong, and emigrated in...

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 RSVPsWatch the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/StanfordFSIMichael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and...

New Authoritarianism and Democratic Resistance

April 5, 2018

This event is co-sponsored by The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies The once much-hailed success story of Turkey’s democracy as a “regional model” has been decidedly replaced by studies of its...

Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work

April 5, 2018

Abstract:In Navigation by Judgment (Oxford University Press, 2018) I argue that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by...

American Universities in China: Lessons from Japan

March 30, 2018

Dennis T. Yang is member of the U.S.

People

Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Condoleezza Rice Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Political Science, Professor, Management, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Karl Eikenberry Karl Eikenberry Professor of the Practice Fellow, S-APARC, Core faculty, CISAC, Affiliate, CDDRL, Affiliate, TEC
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics