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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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Fisher Family CDDRL Honors Program Information Session AY 22-23

December 1, 2021

The Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) will be accepting applications from eligible juniors on who are interested in writing their senior thesis on a subject touching...

Understanding and Countering Problematic Information on Social Media Platforms

November 18, 2021

Join us Tuesday, November 30th from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for Understanding and Countering Problematic Information on Social Media Platforms featuring Tanu Mitra, Assistant Professor at University of...

Singapore Today: The Challenges of Race, Inequality, and U.S.-China Relations – A Conversation with Linda Lim

November 18, 2021

Singapore’s typically robust economy and stable hegemonic-party polity today face arguably their most serious challenges in half a century.  The hyper-global affluent nation-state is more...

Analyzing Social Media From A User-eye View With PIEGraph

November 11, 2021

Join us on November 16th for “Analyzing Social Media From A User-eye View With PIEGraph” from 12 - 1 PM PT featuring Deen Freelon, associate professor at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and...

Pregnant in the Jungle: Gendering Resistance in the Malayan Emergency

November 9, 2021

The Malayan Emergency (1948-1960) is perhaps most famous for Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer’s famous phrase about the need to win the “hearts and minds” of civilians to defeat a communist...

The World House Global Network presents Saumitra Jha

November 8, 2021

On Friday, November 12, 2021, at 10:00 am PT, The World House Global Network is honored to host Saumitra Jha who will discuss: "Nonviolence: Lessons from India's Independence Struggle." Register...

The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It

October 27, 2021

  Join us November 2nd from 12 PM - 1 PM PT for “The Global Spyware Crisis and How to Stop It” featuring David Kaye, professor of law at University of California, Irvine, and moderated by Kelly...

The World House Global Network presents Gerald and Marita Grudzen

October 26, 2021

On Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 10am PT, The World House Global Network is honored to have Gerald and Marita Grudzen, founders of Global Ministries University who will discuss: "A Case Study in...

New Research from the Journal of Online Trust and Safety’s Inaugural Issue

October 22, 2021

Join the Stanford Internet Observatory, Friday, October 29th at 8 AM pacific, as they host the contributing authors to the inaugural issue of the Journal of Online Trust and Safety.  The Journal of...

BOOK TALK | The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power by Jacob Helberg

October 22, 2021

On Wednesday, October 27 at 10 am Pacific Time, please join Andrew Grotto, Director of Stanford’s Program on Geopolitics, Technology and Governance, for a conversation with Jacob Helberg, senior...

The World House Global Network presents Andre Kamenshikov

October 20, 2021

On Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 am PT, The World House Global Network is honored to have Andre Kamenshikov as our guest speaker.

The Administrative State of Content Moderation

October 20, 2021

In this talk, Evelyn Douek argues that the stylized picture of content moderation that dominates academic, public and regulatory discourse needs reframing.

Improving User Agency in E2EE Communication Services

October 19, 2021

People who use messaging services need to be able to exercise agency in how they communicate.

Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change: Implications for Asia

October 13, 2021

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 8:00am - 9:30am (Shanghai time) Designing effective climate change mitigation and adaptation policies requires comprehensive assessment of the projected damages from...

Indonesia Beyond COVID-19

October 5, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Friday, November 12, 2021, 7:30am - 8:30am (Jakarta...

Facing Code Red: Climate Change in Southeast Asia

September 28, 2021

North Carolina time: 19 October, 2021, 8:00-9:30 pm; Singapore time: 20 October, 2021, 8:00-9:30am Viewed alongside other world regions, Southeast Asia is uniquely vulnerable to major damage by...

Regional Effects of the Taliban Takeover

September 28, 2021

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Japan under Prime Minister Kishida: The LDP Presidential Election and the Upcoming House of Representatives Election

September 27, 2021

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share it with others.

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...

China’s Changing Demography

September 23, 2021

Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2021-22 Colloquium series "Aligning Incentives for Better Health and More Resilient Health Systems in Asia” Three prominent demographers discuss China's...

Out of the Rabbit Hole: From Radicalization to Amplification of Far-Right Content Online

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us on October 5th at the Cyber Policy Center seminar from 12 PM - 1 PM PST featuring Becca Lewis, PhD Candidate in Communication at Stanford University.

System Error, Live! With Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy Weinstein

September 21, 2021

 Register for System Error, Live! This event will be held outside on Stanford's campus.

Mapping the Ecosystem of Disinformation on Social Media: The Case of Facebook

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us at the weekly Cyber Policy Center (CPC) seminar on Tue, October 12th from 12 PM - 1 PM PST featuring Soojong Kim, postdoctoral fellow at the Program on...

What The Multistakeholder Approach Can Bring to Content Policy Debates

September 21, 2021

PART OF THE FALL SEMINAR SERIES Join us via Zoom on Tue, September 28th from 12 PM - 1 PM PST for a conversation with PDI fellows, Julie Owono and Dr Niousha Roshani, moderated by Co-Director of...

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Andrew G. Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Abbas Milani photo by Babak Payami Abbas Milani Affiliate, CDDRL Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Director, TEC, Professor, Political Science
jensen Erik Jensen Senior Research Scholar, CDDRL Professor of the Practice, Law
Photo of Kiyo Tsutsui Kiyoteru Tsutsui Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Yulia Bezvershenko Headshot Yulia Bezvershenko UELP Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
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2011May20KohrmanMatthewWEB Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
carnoy Martin Carnoy Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Professor, Education
Hesham Sallam's headshot Hesham Sallam Research Scholar, CDDRL Associate Director and Research Scholar, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy
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Anat R. Admati Anat R. Admati Affiliated Faculty George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB), Senior Fellow, SIEPR, Director of the GSB Corporations and Society Initiative , Professor by Courtesy, Department of Management Science and Engineering and Department of Economics