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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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Health Economics Seminar - Amanda Starc

March 14, 2022

Amanda Starc, Ph.D.

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...

Sparking Joy Across the Pacific: How KonMari Became a Global Success

January 12, 2022

This event will offer simultaneous translation between Japanese and English.  当イベントは日本語と英語の同時通訳がついています。 This is a virtual event.

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia

January 11, 2022

Jakarta time: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00am to 9:30am Southeast Asia is famously diverse.  Yet, all the ASEAN member states have committed themselves to ASEAN Community, including ASEAN...

Algorithms, Privacy & the Future of Tech Regulation in California

January 11, 2022

Register Now California-grown technology has led the nation and world in multiple ways—from democratizing the ways we live, work and play, to posing enormous ethical and social challenges that have...

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...

Research in Progress with Mark Helfand

January 5, 2022

Mark Helfand, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine...

Research in Progress with Arden Morris

January 5, 2022

Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair for Research in the Stanford Department of Surgery.

Research in Progress with Katherine Meckel

January 5, 2022

Katherine Meckel,  PhD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California San Diego and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Research in Progress with Mark Helfand

January 5, 2022

Mark Helfand, MD, MS, FACP, is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at the Oregon Health & Science University.

Health System Strengthening during the Pandemic and Beyond: Views from the Minister of Health of Bhutan

January 5, 2022

Bhutan time: Friday, February 4th, 2022, 8am to 9am.

Health Equity Lecture with Dr. Utibe Essien

January 5, 2022

Utibe Essien, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, and Core Investigator, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh...

Cybersecurity: Is Seoul Ready for Pyongyang's Latest Threat?

January 4, 2022

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter 2022 webinar series, New Frontiers: Technology, Politics, and Society in the Asia-Pacific.

Research in Progress with David Chan

January 4, 2022

David Chan, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and an investigator at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research....

Research in Progress with Joshua Salomon

January 4, 2022

Joshua Salomon, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies whose reserach focuses on measurement and valuation of health...

LGBTQ rights and representation among right-wing parties

December 18, 2021

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 health and safety guidelines.

Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe

December 16, 2021

Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands.

Save the Date -- Gonzalo Boye

December 16, 2021

More info TBD.  

Costly signaling, power and religious behavior, or What can we learn from the Skoptsy?

December 16, 2021

The focus of religion & politics research has been predominantly on the impact of religious actors on democratic and non-democratic political systems and religion-inspired political behavior....

Save the Date -- Jonathan Hopkin

December 16, 2021

More information TBA.

Digital Medicine, Genetic Information, and Health Technology Assessment: Perspectives from Japan, Korea, and Singapore

December 13, 2021

Few aspects of society are being transformed by technology more than health and medical care, with health systems challenged to finance and deliver affordable access to a burgeoning array of...

The World House Documentary Film Festival

December 7, 2021

A documentary film festival featuring films speaking to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of the World House For the 2022 King Holiday, the World House Project will host a free, four-day webinar and...

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