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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.

Scholarly Publications

Community policing does not build citizen trust in police or reduce crime in the Global South

Is it possible to reduce crime without exacerbating adversarial relationships between police and citizens? Community policing is a celebrated reform with that aim, which is now adopted on six...

Other Publications

POMEPS Studies 43: Digital Activism and Authoritarian Adaptation in the Middle East

The Project on Middle East Political Science partnered with Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and its Global Digital Policy Incubator for an innovative...

Reversing the Tide: Towards a New US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

Report of the Task Force on US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism

News

Jean Oi Elected Vice President of the Association for Asian Studies

January 2022

APARC’s Jean Oi, a China expert, will begin her term with the AAS in March 2022, serving on a four-year leadership ladder of vice president, president, and past president. Representing all the...

The Legacy of the January 6 Insurrection

January 2022

On the first anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the insurrection is having on America's domestic politics and...

New Continuing Studies Course with Clayborne Carson

December 2021

Available through Stanford Continuing Studies, "American Prophet: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr." will run online for eight weeks on Thursdays from January 20 through March...

Events

Inclusive Content Moderation Is Innovative Content Moderation

January 18, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, January 25 from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for “Inclusive Content Moderation Is Innovative Content Moderation” featuring Aerica Shimizu Banks, founder of Shiso in conversation with Julie...

Free Speech on Public Platforms

January 6, 2022

Join us on Tuesday, January 18 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for Free Speech on Public Platforms featuring Professor Jamal Greene of Columbia Law School in conversation with Daphne Keller, Director of the...

Cloud Governance Challenges

January 6, 2022

Join us for our winter seminar series starting Tuesday, January 11 from 12 PM - 1 PM PST.  The first in the session is Cloud Governance Challenges and features leaders from the Carnegie Endowment’s...

Projects

The Future of China's Economy

China’s spectacular growth over the last 40 years has slowed but remains strong, leading the world in economic recovery after the global financial crisis, and even in the current COVID-19 pandemic...
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Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century Seminars

The Project on Russian Power and Purpose convenes faculty seminars and open events in which speakers and experts discuss the context and drivers of Kremlin strategy.
English

South Asia Colloquia

Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their...
English

Multimedia

The Iranian Revolution

April 2020

In this video, Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the Iranian Revolution, noting the influence of Iran regionally and in the United States, the significance and impact of the Iranian Revolution, and the Iranian Revolution’s causes and...

The Rise and Implications of Identity Politics

March 2019

Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State.

Chinese Influence: Real or Perceived?

February 2019

Panel Debates Report Alleging Covert and Corrupting Chinese Influence in U.S.

People

110501 7227rb Russell A. Berman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Comparative Literature, Professor, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018
sheehan James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Wein Lawrence M. Wein Professor, Management Science
freyberg David Freyberg Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Morton1 John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
Photo of Kenji Kushida Kenji E. Kushida Research Scholar at APARC
javiers   sample Sarah Javier Postdoctorate Research Fellow, SHP
Photo of Tongtong Zhang Tongtong Zhang APARC Predoctoral Fellow, 2021-2022
gary zhao headshot Gary Zhao SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, December 2015-March 2016
tricia owlett headshot Tricia Owlett SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, February-June 2016