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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.

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Contingent Extremism

September 26, 2019

Abstract:What explains the political momentum of far right parties?

Should We Take Authoritarian Anti-Corruption Seriously?

September 3, 2019

Abstract:Anti-corruption efforts by authoritarian regimes are often assumed to be political charades or excuses to purge rivals.

The New Geopolitics of Energy

July 22, 2019

Click here to RSVP Abstract: Based on her recent book "The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas” (Harvard UP, 2017) Dr.

Dying too Young: Children and Small Arms

July 22, 2019

Abstract: Images of children on the battlefield or posing for a ‘last will and testament’ poster before a suicide operation suggest the extent to which ISIS has weaponized children.

Research on Primary Care and health Aging in China and India

June 28, 2019

AbstractsHealthy Aging in Asia book.  Comparative Diabetics project, China and IndiaKaren Eggleston, Stanford UniversityHow are health systems in Asia promoting evidence-based policies for healthy...

Heidegger Translations and their Meaning for Philosophy

June 27, 2019

Peking University / Stanford UniversityVideo ConferenceHeidegger Translations and their Meaning for Philosophy海德格尔翻译中的哲学问题[Philosophical problems in translating Heidegger] Sponsors:        ...

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Panel Discussion with Maria Ressa

June 26, 2019

2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award Recipient Maria Ressa to Headline Award Panel DiscussionPhilippines investigative journalist Maria Ressa is the CEO and executive editor of Rappler.

Shorenstein APARC Annual Orientation Luncheon & Photoshoot

June 18, 2019

Center members are cordially invited to the Shorenstein APARC 2019 - 2020 Orientation Luncheon on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Elusive inclusion – South Africa’s continuing struggle

May 30, 2019

Abstract:Efforts are underway in South Africa to turn around a decade of governance reversal.

How to Save a Constitutional Democracy

May 23, 2019

Abstract:Democracies are in danger. Around the world, a rising wave of populist leaders threatens to erode the core structures of democratic self rule.

Memory and Forgetting in Autocracies

May 16, 2019

Abstract: How do memory and forgetting shape politics in autocracies?

Cosmopolitanism and the Crisis of Social Identity

May 9, 2019

Abstract:The recent surge in nationalism and tribalism brings renewed salience to questions of identity within and across borders.

Forum on Regulatory Science and Biomedical Innovations —Real-World Evidence in Biomedical Product Development and Regulatory Science

May 9, 2019

斯坦福大学创新设计研究中心将于 2019 年 6 月 6 日至 8 日在北京大学斯坦福中心 (Stanford Center at Peking University)举办“监管科学与生物医学创新论坛”。

Social Voting in Semi-Authoritarian Systems

May 7, 2019

Abstract:In dominant-party states, why do individuals vote in elections with foregone conclusions when they are neither bought nor coerced?

Can Nationalism Be A Resource for Democracy? Lessons From Asia

May 2, 2019

Abstract: Inequality has long been widely and rightly seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy.

The Polarization of Nationalist Cleavages and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

April 25, 2019

Abstract:Using survey data from a variety of sources, I examine how multiple conceptions of American nationhood shaped respondents’ voting preferences in the 2016 U.S.

SCPKU Design Your Life: A 3-day Intensive Program

April 25, 2019

One of Stanford’s Best-known Program now in Beijing! The SCPKU Design Your Life Program offers an immersive and transformative experience by applying design principles and design thinking process...

Marriage, Fertility and Rapid Population Aging: Japan’s Distinctive Demographic Landscape

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Friday, April 29, 2019RSVP Now ABSTRACT:  Japan’s population is the oldest in the world and will continue to shrink for...

Venezuela's Crisis: Chávez, Maduro and Beyond?

April 18, 2019

Abstract:Venezuela finds itself mired in an unprecedented economic and political crisis.

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan

April 18, 2019

 EMERGING ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAA Special Seminar SeriesRSVP required by Tuesday, May 7, 2019RSVP Now ABSTRACT: Why have the three most salient minority groups in Japan - the politically...

U.S.-China Economic Tensions and Their Implications

April 17, 2019

WE HAVE REACHED VENUE CAPACITY AND ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING RSVPS Rising US-China economic tensions are normal and were to be expected as China modernized.

Fertility Behavior and Fertility in China: Past, Present and Near Future

April 15, 2019

China possesses a large amount of historical demographic data showing that it has been a population giant in the world for at least two thousand years.

What Do Politicians Want?

April 11, 2019

Abstract:This talk develops a framework to analyze how strategic politicians make tradeoffs and prioritize among six objectives (winning and staying in office, “good policy”, institutional power,...

Why Are Some Democracies So Violent? (And How Can They Recover?)

April 4, 2019

Abstract:The most violent places in the world today are not at war.

People

Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow by Courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
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
Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Associate, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy